Tazawako Station

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Tazawako Station

Tazawako Station 20130924-1.jpg
Tazawako Station in September 2013
General information
Location68 Danzaka, Tazawako Obonai, Semboku, Akita
Operated byJR East
Line(s)Tazawako Line
Previous namesObonai (until 1966)
FY2012346 daily
Preceding station JR logo (east).svg JR East Following station
towards Akita
Akita Shinkansen
towards Tokyo
towards Ōmagari
Tazawako Line Akabuchi
towards Morioka
Tazawako Station is located in Japan
Tazawako Station
Tazawako Station
Location within Japan

Tazawako Station (田沢湖駅, Tazawako-eki) is a railway station on the Tazawako Line in Semboku, Akita, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).


Tazawako Station is served by the Tazawako Line and the Akita Shinkansen, and is located 40.1 rail km from the terminus of both lines at Morioka Station.

Station layout[edit]

Tazawako Station consists of a single side platform and an island platform. The station building, by architect Shigeru Ban, with its glass facade, received the Good Design Prize. Tazawako Station was selected to be one of the Hundred Stations of Tohoku.[citation needed]


1  Tazawako Line for Akita
 Akita Shinkansen for Akita
2  Tazawako Line for Morioka
 Akita Shinkansen for Morioka
3  Tazawako Line for bidirectional traffic


Tazawako Station opened on August 31, 1923, as Obonai Station (生保内駅) on the Japanese Government Railways, which became Japanese National Railways (JNR) after World War II. The station was renamed to its present name on October 1, 1966. The station was absorbed into the JR East network upon the privatization of JNR on April 1, 1987. Services on the Akita Shinkansen began on March 22, 1997.

Surrounding area[edit]

  • Nyūtō hot spring village
  • Lake Tazawa
  • Semboku City Hall
  • Sashimaki moor

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°42′1″N 140°43′20.7″E / 39.70028°N 140.722417°E / 39.70028; 140.722417