Tazawako (Semboku City, Akita)

Tazawako
たざわ湖
(秋田県 仙北市)
Planned season: Friday 18th December 2020 until Wednesday 31st March 2021
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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
20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 90cm 50cm 1st 200cm 90cm 1st 200cm 110cm
2nd - - 2nd 90cm 50cm 2nd 200cm 90cm 2nd 180cm 110cm
3rd - - 3rd 90cm 50cm 3rd 200cm 90cm 3rd 170cm 110cm
4th - - 4th 100cm 50cm 4th 200cm 100cm 4th 170cm 110cm
5th - - 5th 110cm 50cm 5th 200cm 110cm 5th 160cm 110cm
6th - - 6th 110cm 60cm 6th 200cm 110cm 6th 160cm 110cm
7th - - 7th 110cm 60cm 7th 200cm 110cm 7th 160cm 110cm
8th - - 8th 120cm 60cm 8th 200cm 130cm 8th 160cm 110cm
9th - - 9th 120cm 50cm 9th 200cm 130cm 9th 160cm 110cm
10th - - 10th 130cm 50cm 10th 200cm 130cm 10th 160cm 110cm
11th - - 11th 130cm 50cm 11th 200cm 130cm 11th 160cm 90cm
12th - - 12th 130cm 60cm 12th 200cm 130cm 12th 160cm 95cm
13th - - 13th 130cm 60cm 13th 200cm 130cm 13th 160cm 95cm
14th - - 14th 140cm 60cm 14th 200cm 130cm 14th 150cm 95cm
15th - - 15th 150cm 60cm 15th 200cm 120cm 15th 140cm 95cm
16th - - 16th 150cm 60cm 16th 200cm 110cm 16th 140cm 100cm
17th - - 17th 150cm 60cm 17th 200cm 100cm 17th 140cm 100cm
18th - - 18th 150cm 60cm 18th 200cm 100cm 18th 140cm 110cm
19th 45cm - 19th 165cm 60cm 19th 200cm 110cm 19th 140cm 110cm
20th 60cm 10cm 20th 180cm 75cm 20th 200cm 110cm 20th 140cm 110cm
21st 60cm 10cm 21st 180cm 90cm 21st 200cm 110cm 21st 130cm 100cm
22nd 60cm 20cm 22nd 180cm 90cm 22nd 200cm 110cm 22nd 110cm 90cm
23rd 60cm 20cm 23rd 180cm 90cm 23rd 200cm 110cm 23rd 110cm 90cm
24th 50cm 20cm 24th 180cm 90cm 24th 200cm 110cm 24th 110cm 90cm
25th 50cm 25cm 25th 180cm 90cm 25th 200cm 110cm 25th 110cm 90cm
26th 60cm 40cm 26th 180cm 90cm 26th 200cm 110cm 26th 110cm 90cm
27th 65cm 40cm 27th 180cm 90cm 27th 200cm 110cm 27th 100cm 90cm
28th 65cm 60cm 28th 180cm 90cm 28th 200cm 110cm 28th 100cm 90cm
29th 65cm 60cm 29th 180cm 90cm 29th - 110cm 29th 90cm 80cm
30th 65cm 60cm 30th 200cm 90cm 30th 30th 90cm 80cm
31st 85cm 40cm 31st 200cm 90cm 31st 31st 80cm 80cm

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. 
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 and from 8:30am on weekends and holidays.

There is no night skiing at Tazawako.

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
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A season ticket for Junior High School students is 25,000 yen.
A season ticket for Senior High School students is 30,000 yen.
A season ticket for people 70 years and over is 20,000 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 2,500 vehicles at the base of Tazawako. Parking is free every day of the season.

More Information

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Address
Address
Shimotakano-73-2
Tazawako Obonai
Senboku-shi
Akita-ken
014-1201
Telephone
Telephone
0187-46-2011
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