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Tazawako Lake Resort & Onsen (Former: Hotel Mori no Kaze Tazawako)
82-117 Shimotakano, Tazawako Obonai, Semboku City, Akita 014-1201
From ¥10,800 /night
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A relaxing, ideal base for sightseeing in Northern Tohoku

Located near the border between Akita and Iwate Prefectures, Hotel Mori no Kaze Tazawako is just 9 minutes by car from Tazawako Station (JR Akita Shinkansen and Tazawako lines). The hotel is located Mount Akita-Komagatake and Lake Tazawa, the deepest lake in Japan. The convenient location of the hotel provides easy access to nearby sightseeing spots by rental car, taxi, or other means of transportation. For example, just 30 minutes away lies the Kakunodate Samurai Residence Area, while the Oga Peninsula—known for Akita’s traditional Namahage event—is only about 2 hours and 15 minutes away. Traveling to Aomori and Iwate Prefectures is also smooth, with Koiwai Farm just 1 hour and 15 minutes away, a location with close ties to the poet Kenji Miyazawa, and 2 hours to the World Heritage Site of Hiraizumi. Meanwhile, Lake Towada—the most notable scenic spot in Towada-Hachimantai National Park—is only about 2 hours and 30 minutes away, making the hotel an ideal starting point for touring the Northern Tohoku region.

Lake Tazawa can be viewed from the hotel itself, rising from a sea of clouds that appears as the morning and evening temperatures shift. This picturesque lake creates a unique view with varying colors depending on the weather and time of day. The deepest lake in Japan, Lake Tazawa offers a wide variety of popular activities including swimming in summer. As opposed to seaside beaches, the lack of waves at Lake Tazawa makes this a safe destination even for children. Meanwhile, the hotel offers a hot spring and a variety of delicious meals made using seasonal ingredients. Come and experience the physical and spiritual relaxation offered by the healing natural landscape of Hotel Mori no Kaze Tazawako!