Legends always add a touch of mystical, romantic appeal to travel destinations. Lake Tazawa, the deepest lake in Japan, and Lake Towada, the largest crater lake in Honshu, are two excellent examples. According to locals, Lady Tatsuko became a dragon after wishing for eternal beauty at Lake Tazawa. Meanwhile, a boy named Hachirotaro was magically transformed into a huge dragon after drinking water from mountain streams in Towada. The popularity of these legends sheds valuable light on the historic importance of water to the entire Tohoku region.
15 minutes from JR Tazawako Station by bus
2hr 15 minutes from JR Hachinohe Station by bus