Perhaps one of the best kept secrets in Japan is this little resort overlooking Lake Tazawa, Japan's deepest crater. With 13 runs for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, this beautiful resort is a hidden gem among Japanese ski resorts largely unknown to foreign travelers. Tazawa Lake Ski Resort has excellent snowy trails and powder snow, delicious food and a warm welcoming atmosphere, a magical place that is well worth the journey.
By public transportation
From JR Tazawako Station, take the local shuttle service bus for approximately 30 minutes to Tazawako ski-jo mae Station.
Tazawa Lake ski resort is about 50km from the Morioka Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.
Address: 73-2, Shimotakano, Obonai, Tazawako, Semboku City, Akita Prefecture
Airport: Akita Airport