The deepest lake in Japan where the legend of Princess Tatsuko originated
A round shape lake, it’s circumference being about 20km and 423.4m deep, Lake Tazawa is the deepest lake in Japan. In the legend, Princess Tatsuko prayed for beauty and when her prayer became true, she drank water from a spring in the mountain. Then, her body changed into a dragon and she became the lord of the lake. Statues of Tatsuko Kannon and Princess Tatsuko were built after the legend. Further, various scenic spots such as Hime Kannon, Ukiki Shrine, Gizanoishi Shrine, etc. are built and various attractions such as a sightseeing cruise were established after the legend.