Sightseeing Spots: Tazawako Area
Statue of Tatsuko
Tazawako, the deepest lake in Japan with a depth of 423.4 meters, has near its shore a bronze statue of the legendary maiden of beauty, Tatsuko. Tatsuko, wishing for undying youth and beauty, is said to have been turned into a lake-goddess. Tatsuko now stands with her back to the clear blue waters, a figure of pureness and beauty.
Statue by Yasutake Funakoshi, unveiled on April 12, 1968
Katajiri, Saimyoji, Nishikicho
Tazawako Tourism Information Center: 0187-43-2111
Regular bus from JR Tazawako Station (Tazawako Round Trip)