Mar 9, 2011

Lake Tazawa Mirroring the Image of Mt. Akita Komagatake

Photo Courtesy of Sakigake On-the-Web

On a sunny day, a beautiful view of Lake Tazawa mirroring the image of Mt. Akita Komagatake is enjoyed at the eastern shore of Lake Tazawa. The mountains are mirrored upside-down, so it is called “Sakasa-koma” (upside-down koma) after “sakasa-fuji”, the similar image of Mt. Fuji.

Sakasa-koma can be observed on some sunny days also in summer and fall; however, it is said that the reflection makes a clearer image in early spring (February and March) because of the calmer seasonal winds!

Many tourists have been looking forward to catching this rare view of Lake Tazawa and Mt. Akita Komagatake, two of Akita’s most recognized landmarks! Try your luck!

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