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Set out into the tranquil waters of Lake Tazawa on a cruise though one of Japan's most picturesque landscapes. This crater lake reaches nearly 1,400 feet at its deepest point, and, depending on the day, the water might be a shimmering sapphire or a deep jade. One thing is certain, the views found along its shores are spectacular. Relax as you journey around the entire perimeter of Lake Tazawa. Pass by the golden statue of Tatsuko and hear how she wished and prayed for eternal beauty, but was instead cursed by the gods and transformed into a dragon. Keep watch as she's said to still reside in the depths of Lake Tazawa. You'll cruise beneath towering Mount Komagatake, and pass by the bright red gates of the Goza-no-ishi Shrine. Be sure to have your camera ready. The photo opportunities are endless as you glide atop Lake Tazawa.
Enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour drive to the shores of Lake Tazawa.
Board a sightseeing vessel and circumnavigate the lake as a local guide tells you about its many mysteries.
Learn about the myth of Tatsuko, a beauty who was cursed by the gods and turned into a dragon.
What to BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Lake cruise may not operate in poor weather.
Views of Mt. Komagatake subject to weather conditions.
Guest must be able to walk approximately 0.2 miles and negotiate approximately 20 steps.
Guests must be able to embark and debark vessel independently.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Drive to and from the lake is approximately 1.5 hours.
Tour sequence may vary.
Kindly note that there are no restrooms on board the vessel, also the Lake Cruise takes approximately 40 minutes.
Location Akita, Japan
Tour Code K606
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
*Prices are representative, subject to change and availability and vary by sailing. Tours, tour dates, and times are subject to change and availability. A cruise booking number and at least one deposit payment is required to purchase a tour. Tours may be purchased online or by calling us up to four days prior to the cruise departure date. After that time, tours must be booked onboard.
Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.
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