Tazawako Ski Resort is a ski resort in Semboku, Akita Prefecture, Japan. It is located in the mountains overlooking Lake Tazawa, the deepest lake in Japan. It is easily located just a 30 minute bus ride from JR Tazawako Station which can be directly accessed via the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station in under 3 hours. Tazawako offers the coveted "JAPOW" – the legendary powdery snow that captures every skier's imagination. With a range of course difficulties available, both intermediate and advanced skiers find their haven here. For those seeking a more adventurous experience, backcountry enthusiasts can even hike up from the ski area to savor the untouched terrain. Moreover, the excitement doesn't stop at the slopes. The resort features a CAT that transports enthusiasts to the 8th station of Akita Komagatake during the on-season (specifically, from the beginning of February to mid-April in 2018). This exclusive opportunity unveils a world of fresh, deep powder snow, reserved solely for those who venture up the CAT.

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Where is Tazawako located?

Tazawako Ski Resort is located in the Akita Prefecture of northern Japan. It is situated on the shores of Lake Tazawa, one of Japan’s deepest lakes.

The Tazawako station is on the Akita Shinkansen line, it only takes 2:45-3 hours from Tokyo.

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