【Akita】Katamae Forest Park (かたまえ山森林公園)

Last Updated on 2021/4/26 by 筆者のプロフィール

Mt. 1000 Forest Park


Mt. Thanyama Forest Park is a park full of nature in the forest, and there is a mountain serenity museum and athletics.

It is also a park on a high stand near Lake Tazawa, so you can see Lake Tazawa well from the "Tazawako Observatory" in the park.


Speaking of Lake Tazawa, "Tatsako Statue" is famous, so sightseeing is mainly there, but this is also a spot where you can enjoy the superb view of Lake Tazawa.

From Mt. Katamae Forest Park to the Statue of Tatsuko?

Mt. 1000 Forest Park

Around here.

The famous Tatsuko Statue is a 5-minute drive away.

By the way, there is a free parking lot if you walk a little from "Tatsuko Statue", but there is no free parking lot near the statue, and the parking lot of the souvenir shop is not so much.

So if you want to take a walk a little, there seems to be a promenade that continues to the "Tatsako Statue" in the park, so I think that there is a difference in height, but it may be good to park your car in the parking lot of the park and then walk away.

Mt. 1000 Forest Park

Tazawako Observatory

View from Mt. Thakiyama Forest Park

It is a immediate walk from the parking lot to the observation deck.

It takes about 2 minutes on foot, and the observation deck offers a superb view of Lake Tazawa.

View from Mt. Thakiyama Forest Park

At the end of Lake Tazawa, you can see the mountains colored with autumn leaves.

View from Mt. Thakiyama Forest Park

Drive and parking lot information of Mt. Katamae Forest Park

Access to Mt. Katamae Forest Park

There are Tohoku Expressway and Akita Expressway in the vicinity, and it is a good place to access.

Estimated time required when using a high-speed road

From Akita City: Usually 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes (68.9 km)

From Sendai: usually 3 hours 20 minutes to 4 hours (242 km)

From Nagoya: usually 10 hours 30 minutes to 11 hours 30 minutes (791 km)

From Tokyo: typically 7 hours 20 minutes to 8 hours 40 minutes (597 km)

Nearest IC (1): Morioka IC on Tohoku Expressway

From Sendai and Tokyo, this IC is convenient.

It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes from the IC.

Nearest IC (2): Akita Expressway Kyowa IC

From Nagoya, this IC is convenient.

It takes about 60 minutes from the IC.

Parking lot of Mt. Katamae Forest Park (Tazawako Observatory)

There is also a driveway in the large park, so you can drive to the area where the Tazawako Observatory is located.

Parking is free, but the closest parking lot from the observation deck is not very large.

If it is full, there is a parking lot (see the photo at the beginning of this article) near the Yamanyuki Museum, so I think that it will be in the form of using it.


Parking lot

Information on "Mt. 1000 Forest Park"

Recommended degree

Tourism ★★★★ 
Drive ★★★★ 

Information on places to visit

Approximate length of stay*
Congestion (5 levels) * 2 (There are few people even in the daytime of the holiday)


Address 117 Katajiri, Saimyoji, Saiki-cho, Semboku City, Akita Prefecture
Telephone number
Map code 280 765 597*55
Highway access Approximately 60 minutes from Kyowa IC on akita expressway
Parking lot Free available
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