The city harmonizes many famous sightseeing spots and nature. There are many ways to enjoy the area such as Kakunodate Samurai District, also known as famous spot to see the cherry blossoms, Lake Tazawa, Japan's deepest lake, and Dakigaeri Gorge, a beautiful valley where visitors can enjoy the green leaves of summer and autumn hues in season.
Visitors can experience outdoor activities such as camping and kayaking in the area around Lake Tazawa. The local cuisine such as misotampo and okaribayaki is also something to look forward to.
Japan's deepest azure-color lake
Japan's deepest lake, with a depth of 423.4 m and a circumference of 20 km.
On the shore of the lake is standing a golden statue of Tatsuko, who wished to remain beautiful for eternity but was instead cursed and turned into a dragon.
Look forward to cycling along the shores of the beautiful lake surrounded by many trees!
LakeTazawa ―the deepest in Japan!
How about a gentle canoe ride on a lake of shining emerald green water? The sunset tour is a must!
Enjoy a rare flow of time as you watch the descending sun.
* Opening hours and days closed depend on the tour.
Please come and check it out, discovered after 70 years!
This is an information facility introducing visitors to the history and culture of Lake Tazawa as well as giving a message for the future.
Fish living in the lake and fishing gear are exhibited inside. A highlight of the display is the kunimasu (trout) lent from Yamanashi Prefecture. These fish once lived in the Lake, but they have said to have died out and you cannot see them in the lake anymore.
The townscape of when the samurai lived here remains unchanged.
Kakunodate, known for its cherry blossoms, was developed as a town by a Daimyo of Oshu, Lord Ashina, in the early Edo era, 1620. After that, it prospered as a castle under Satake Hokke.
Even now, the residences of samurai and townspeople remain unchanged since the end of the Edo Period.
Representative entertainment complex of the Tohoku region
This is a facility where you can fully enjoy the arts and entertainment centred around the Warabiza Theater, as well as hotels, hot springs, local beers, crafts and local cuisine.
The recommended is "Tazawako beer". You can taste it at the brewery restaurant in the area. Why not drop in on your journey and try the hot springs.
The avenue of cedar trees on the approach to the shrine is amazing.
The shrine was established in 718. The cedar trees, with an estimated age of between 300 to 800 years old, lining the approach to the main hall of the shrine from the Deva gate are breathtakingly beautiful. It is designated as a natural treasure by the Akita Prefecture.
The two Deva Kings built in 1857, standing with a height of 3.8 m at the Deva gate, are worth seeing.
A famous cherry blossom viewing spot representing Kakunodate
In the spring, Somei-yoshino cherry trees planted in 1934 to commemorate the present emperors birth blossom for about 2 km along the left bank.
The row of cherry trees along the gentle flowing river is breathtaking. It is one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in the Tohoku region.