Samurai AKITA - Tazawako Kakunodate TRAVEL GUIDE


Let's take a trip on the scenic Akita Nairiku Railway overlooking the mountain village where you can also get a glimpse of the lives of the locals. Once in Tazawako, take a sightseeing taxi to the deepest lake in Japan, Lake Tazawa. This trip uses public transportation.

JR Kakunodate station
Tourist Information Center Kakunodate Kura

You can ask the staff to book a Matsuba-Tazawako Shuyu Taxi. Staff will check the time schedule and book for you.

Akita Nairiku Line Station

Take the Akita Nairiku railway to the train window trip. On the way, you can enjoy the scenery of Japanese countryside and satoyama.
Get off at the 6th "Matsuba Station" from Kakunodate

20min by train
Matsuba station

Get off at the Matsuba station, taxi will wait you!

20min by taxi
Murakko Bussankan

This store sells seasonal vegetables, other spoils from the mountains and more.
In the snacks section, you can enjoy homemade dishes using rice and vegetables that the farmer's mother made on their own. Soft cream made from specially produced spinach, chestnuts and soba is popular. Stop here about 15min, rest room is available. 

1min by taxi

"Lake Tazawa, the deepest lake in Japan and one of the most transparent lakes in Japan. The depth is 423.4 meters and the circumference is 20 kilometers. You can enjoy dynamic scenery throughout the four seasons, and there are plenty of outdoor activities.
Stop here about 10min. 

20min by taxi
Lake Tazawa

The blue view of Lake Tazawa from Shirahama is outstanding.
There is also a souvenir shop where you can see Akita dogs.

15min by bus
JR Tazawako station

Arriving at JR Tazawako station. I you would like to go back to JR Kakunodate station, you can use a train, about 10min.