Here is our recommendation of a place to stop by on your winter weekend excursion around Lake Tazawa:
Tazawako Heart Herb (田沢湖ハートハーブ）is a garden themed facility with a restaurant, souvenir shop, and green house. It is on a beautiful scenic point on Lake Tazawa, which would be a refreshing stop-over for you!
During the summer, you will find more than 250 types of herbal plants in their outdoor patio and green house, all covered by colorful seasonal flowers. You will also spot bunnies nibbling and hopping around the garden.
Most plants here are dormant in winter ( from now till early April) but Tazawako Heart Herb is still open on weekends and holidays! In winter, Salato （サラート） offers you special meals!
A Choice of Noodles with Bacon and Vegetables
Served in Soybean Cream Sauce (900 Yen)
Tazawako B-men Noodles
Other items on menu:
Inaniwa Udon and Hinai Jidori Nabe Combo
A special combination in which you can enjoy two of Akita's specialties! Inaniwa Udon is a noodle (one of Japan's 3 major udon) and a hot pot of Hinai Jidori (a brand of chicken native to Akita).
Kiritampo Nabe Combo
Kiritampo is typically served in a hot pot during winter. Enjoy this signature dish of Akita's winter.
Fluffy Omelette with Gravy Sauce
Curry with Spare Ribs over White Rice