Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise Spots in Akita Area

  • Lake Tazawa Excursion Ship
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    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakotazawa Haruyama 148
    The Lake Tazawa Excursion Ship takes visitors on a ride over Japan’s deepest lake to see its Gozaishi stone, the Tatsuko Statue, and more sights. The 25 minute cruise departs from Katajiri and runs April 26–November 5. The legend of Princess Tatsuko is played onboard during the trip to add to the Lake Tazawa’s mythical atmosphere. It’s about 11 minutes’ drive from JR Tazawako Station.

    It costs 1200-yen for this 40-minute ride around the lake. There are lots of fishes at pier side. You can purchase a bag of fishfood for 100-yen at a small un-manned stand. The boat slows down for...

  • Oga Glass Bottom Boat Cruises
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Oga-shi Kitauranyudozaki Konbu Ura 2
    These glass bottom boat tours leave from the beach under the Nyudozaki Lighthouse on the northwestern tip of the Oga Peninsula. A fun and easy way to see the Oga seafloor, the 30-minute roundtrip tours visit the reefs offshore as well as Mizu Island. Customers rave about the up-close views you can enjoy of the plants and fish found here. The best time to come is in the summer when the waters are at their clearest.
  • Taihei Lake Pleasure Boat
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Kita-akita-shi
    A pleasure boat cruise that runs from June 1st to October 31st. Taihei Lake, created by the completion of Moriyoshi Dam, is an artificial lake with a circumference of 30 kilometers, an area of 195 hectares, and a depth of 58 meters. While in season between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. you can take one hour guided trips to the hidden Komata Gorge. You can enjoy the spectacular scenery especially as the leaves change in the autumn.
  • Kosokuteitazawa Kosokumidorimaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakotazawa Haruyama 148

Akita Areas


Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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