Sightseeing Spots: Tazawako Area
The Pine Tree of Kappa-buchi Pool
Once, the pine was a tree for hitching horses; but from time to time the horse would disappear. One day, a horse tied to the pine was mysteriously returned to the stable, and a kappa (a legendary water imp) was hiding in the feeding trough. The kappa was punished by putting to labor but was not much use; and the people returned it to the pool. The kappa stayed out of mischief everafter.
Tazawako Tourism Information Center: 0187-43-2111
Regular bus from JR Tazawako Station (Tazawako Round Trip)