Tazawako (Semboku City, Akita)

Tazawako
たざわ湖
(秋田県 仙北市)
Planned season: Friday 20th December 2019 until Tuesday 31st March 2020
Official snow depth 110cm (10cm) [updated on 19th February 2020]

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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.

The Mountain

1186m
608m
578m
38"
13
3000m
6
40%
30%
30%
Skiers
60%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
40%
0 0 2 0 4 0 0

Tazawako Course Map

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Tazawako Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
season
19/20
season
18/19
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19/20
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18/19
season
1st - - 1st 50cm 80cm 1st 90cm 170cm 1st - 170cm
2nd - - 2nd 50cm 80cm 2nd 90cm 170cm 2nd - 170cm
3rd - - 3rd 50cm 90cm 3rd 90cm 170cm 3rd - 170cm
4th - - 4th 50cm 90cm 4th 100cm 170cm 4th - 170cm
5th - - 5th 50cm 100cm 5th 110cm 170cm 5th - 165cm
6th - - 6th 60cm 110cm 6th 110cm 170cm 6th - 165cm
7th - - 7th 60cm 110cm 7th 110cm 170cm 7th - 160cm
8th - - 8th 60cm 110cm 8th 130cm 175cm 8th - 160cm
9th - - 9th 50cm 115cm 9th 130cm 175cm 9th - 160cm
10th - - 10th 50cm 120cm 10th 130cm 175cm 10th - 160cm
11th - - 11th 50cm 125cm 11th 130cm 175cm 11th - 150cm
12th - - 12th 60cm 125cm 12th 130cm 180cm 12th - 145cm
13th - - 13th 60cm 125cm 13th 130cm 180cm 13th - 145cm
14th - - 14th 60cm 125cm 14th 130cm 180cm 14th - 145cm
15th - - 15th 60cm 125cm 15th 120cm 180cm 15th - 150cm
16th - - 16th 60cm 140cm 16th 110cm 180cm 16th - 150cm
17th - - 17th 60cm 140cm 17th 100cm 180cm 17th - 150cm
18th - - 18th 60cm 140cm 18th 100cm 180cm 18th - 150cm
19th - - 19th 60cm 140cm 19th 110cm 180cm 19th - 150cm
20th 10cm - 20th 75cm 140cm 20th - 175cm 20th - 145cm
21st 10cm 40cm 21st 90cm 140cm 21st - 175cm 21st - 140cm
22nd 20cm 40cm 22nd 90cm 145cm 22nd - 175cm 22nd - 125cm
23rd 20cm 40cm 23rd 90cm 145cm 23rd - 175cm 23rd - 125cm
24th 20cm 40cm 24th 90cm 155cm 24th - 175cm 24th - 125cm
25th 25cm 40cm 25th 90cm 160cm 25th - 175cm 25th - 125cm
26th 40cm 45cm 26th 90cm 160cm 26th - 175cm 26th - 120cm
27th 40cm 45cm 27th 90cm 160cm 27th - 175cm 27th - 115cm
28th 60cm 50cm 28th 90cm 160cm 28th - 175cm 28th - 115cm
29th 60cm 55cm 29th 90cm 170cm 29th - - 29th - 115cm
30th 60cm 70cm 30th 90cm 170cm 30th 30th - 115cm
31st 40cm 70cm 31st 90cm 170cm 31st 31st - 110cm

Previous Statistics

Tazawako Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Tazawako. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
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 and is charged (2,600 yen for half day; 4,100 yen for full day). Reservations are required. Up to 5 children. 
Park Information
Park information
There is a Slopestyle course area and various items. 

Tazawako Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Mid December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:30am until 4:00pm
Weekdays Normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
Tazawako is normally open from 9:00am until 4:00pm on weekdays, but opens at 8:30am on weekends and holidays.

There is no nighta at this ski hill.

Tazawako Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child
Elementary School age
Older Child
High School age
Senior
60 years & over
1 Day 4,100 yen 1,100 yen 2,600 yen 3,000 yen
4 Hours 3,200 yen 2,000 yen 2,400 yen
5 Hours 3,700 yen 2,500 yen 2,700 yen
1 Lift Coupon 410 yen 230 yen 410 yen 410 yen
11 Lift Coupons 4,100 yen 2,300 yen 4,100 yen 4,100 yen
Season Ticket 65,000 yen 10,000 yen 25,000 yen 50,000 yen

Getting to Tazawako

By public transport
Train
Train
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Akita Shinkansen line
6.2km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line
Transport Information
Information
Tazawko is about 6km from Tazawako Station on the Tazawako line.

>> More information on the Akita Shinkansen train line

bus
Bus
A local bus shuttle service is available from Tazawako Station and takes about 25 minutes.
By Car
Car
43.7km from the Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 341 (1.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 127
Direction
Direction
Tazawako is about 44km from Morioka IC on the Tohoku Expressway.

The ski hill can be found off Route 341 to the east of Lake Tazawa and to the north of the main Tazawako town area.

>> More information on Tohoku Expressway
Parking
Parking
There is parking for over 2500 vehicles at the base of Tazawako. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

Address
Address
Shimotakano-73-2
Tazawako Obonai
Senboku-shi
Akita-ken
014-1201
Telephone
Telephone
0187-46-2011
Current resort snow depth
110cm
(10cm)
(change since last update)
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Reader Resort Rankings
General 85
Snow conditions 95
Courses & terrain 55
Lift system 45
Apres ski 50
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