Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate / Daisen area tourist information

Lake Tazawa / Kakunodate / Daisen district

Walk through the samurai residences and travel back in time to the Edo period.
A relaxing time in the countryside of rice.



Hanabi Tradition Museum “Hanabi Am”

On August 5, 2018, a facility that symbolizes the fireworks town of Daisen will open! In addition to the exhibition of fireworks materials, there is a theater where you can experience as if you were wrapped in fireworks, and a fireworks launch experience corner using a model, so you can enjoy a wide range of generations.

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Kakukan Bukeyashiki Street

The streets of Kakunodate were built in 1620 (Genna 6).
At that time, it was counted as 80 samurai residences and 350 merchant houses, forming the largest castle town as a branch domain of the Akita domain.
Uchimachi, which has a samurai residence with a strong townscape about 400 years ago, remains as it was in the past, up to one corner of the road.
The weeping cherry tree in the samurai residence is said to be one of the wedding tools for the princess who married the Satake Kita family who ruled the Kakunodate region from Kyoto.

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Lake Tazawa

Lake Tazawa, which is colored by the lapis lazuli surface and the legend of Princess Tatsuko, is an almost circular lake with a circumference of about 20 kilometers.
With a water depth of 423.4 meters, it boasts the deepest depth in Japan.
The lake, which has a mysterious atmosphere, is expressive in each season and entertains visitors.
In addition to historical sights and historic sites, there are plenty of leisure spots on the shore of the lake, and there are various ways to enjoy it, such as driving, cycling, and sightseeing boats.

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Kakunodate Birch Crafts Tradition Hall

Starting with Kabazaiku, which is a traditional craft that represents Akita, we are exhibiting crafts, culture, and historical materials, and demonstrating Kabazaiku production.

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Dakigaeri Valley

Dakigaeri Valley is a valley with a total length of about 10 km that continues to the middle stream of Tamagawa that flows through Lake Tazawa and Kakunodate.
In the past, it is said that it came to be called “dakigaeri” because it was a narrow and steep mountain road that could not be passed unless people returned to hug each other when they passed each other.
In particular, the magnificent waterfalls such as the retrospective waterfall Mikaeri no Taki are spectacular.

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Akita Prefectural Agricultural Science Museum

The Agricultural Science Museum was established in May 1991 as a facility to cultivate the wisdom and sensibility necessary to pursue a prosperous life tomorrow.
In the history of Akita Prefecture, we have overcome many difficulties and deepened our understanding of the agriculture, forestry, farming and mountain village life, and folk that we have built up, and it is necessary for agriculture, the appearance of farming and mountain villages, and agricultural production. You can learn about various environments and cultivation techniques from a scientific point of view.

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