Tazawako is located on the western slopes of Mt Komagatake in Semboku city in the eastern region of Akita Prefecture. The resort overlooks Lake Tazawa and is close to the western border of Iwate Prefecture. It has hosted numerous national ski events. Tazawako has been operating since 1969.
Akita Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region of northern Honshu. Akita faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures from north to south. The region has cold winters and there are numerous ski hills located around the prefecture, though most of them are small scale with just one or two lifts.
Tazawako Snow Depth Statistics
Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tazawako.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
The 'Chibbiko Hiroba' kids area on the snow is located just at the base of Tazawako and is free to enter. The 'Kids Room' child-care service is in the Ski Centre - reservations required.
There is a Slopestyle course area featuring various items.
Tazawako Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Mid December until Early April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
Tazawako is normally open from 9am until 4pm on weekdays and from 8:30am on weekends and national holidays. There is no nighta at this ski hill.
Tazawako Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age
High School age
60 years & over
1 Lift Coupon
11 Lift Coupons
'Ski-kodomo-no-hi' (Children's Day) is on the third Sunday of January, February and March. On those days, all children from elementary school to high school ages can buy a 1 day lift ticket at half price.
Getting to Tazawako
By public transport
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line
Tazawko is about 6km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line.
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