Every year AAJ organizes a night of camping, barbecue, beaching, swan-boating, etc. etc. etc. at Lake Tazawa for a good cause.! It's always a fun time every year. Lake Tazawa is the deepest in Japan, one of the most beautiful places in the prefecture, and a great spot for onsens and hiking as well!
If you haven't made it out to the Lake Tazawa area yet, join us this year for some fun under the stars!
Date and Time TBD
¥2,000 per person (volunteers ¥1,500: volunteers needed for transporting supplies, cooking, cleaning, etc.)
On Saturday night we will have a BBQ at the campsite: campers are asked to bring meat and vegetables to contribute to the BBQ, as well as any drinks, snacks, and desserts you’d like! Breakfast (eggs, etc.) will be supplied in the morning before checkout.
We have comfortable cabin places for about 25 people; these will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. There are also tent spaces near the cabins. You can bring your tent or hire one.
- there is no price difference for a cabin or tent, as we have to pay tent site fees and a general camping fee regardless.
-food- meat etc. for BBQ, drinks, snacks
-sleeping supplies (futon/sleeping bag, any pillows/sheets desired)
-tent equipment if sleeping in a tent
-wet weather gear
-cold weather gear: jacket etc. (it will be cold at night!!)
-sunscreen/hat/sunglasses; insect spray
-flashlights/lanterns; picnic supplies
-cards, sporting equipment
Getting the train
Trains The nearest station is called "Tazawako". You can use www.hyperdia.com to find schedules and fares. From the station you can catch a bus to ‘Tazawako-han’, taking about 15 minutes. The campsite is a five minute walk from there.
From the southeast, take Route 13 north to Omagari, turn right onto Route 105 in Omagari, continue to Kakunodate, turn right onto Route 46 in Kakunodate, and then left onto the 341 as you come nearer to Tazawa, then a left turn towards the lake road (there will be a lot of signs for the Lake at this intersection) and a left turn onto the lake road. The campground will be shortly therafter on the left hand side of the road.
From the north, take the 105 or 341 south. From the 341 it's a right turn towards the lake (plenty of signage), left turn onto the lake road. Campground is on the left. From the 105, turn left onto the 46 in Kakunodate, left onto the 341, etc. (follow dir. as from southeast)
From the west (Akita City): 13 South into Kyowa, left onto the 46, pass Kakunodate, left onto the 341, etc. (follow dir. as from southeast)
Official Lake Tazawa Campsite website
|2014||September 27-28||Tazawako Campground||¥2,000/overnight, ¥1,000/day||34||¥32,000||Misonotenshien Orphanage|
|2014||June 7-8||Tazawako Campground||¥2,000||?||¥?||?|
|2012||September 29-30||Tazawako Campground||¥2,000||37||¥37,250||Room to Read library project in Laos|
|2011||October 1-2||Tazawako Campground||¥2,000||?||¥?||Smile Kids Japan|
|2010||September 25-26||Tazawako Campground||¥2,500||35||¥47,222||Room to Read International|
|2009||October 3-4||Tazawako Campground||¥2,500||?||¥33,451|
|2008||September 13-14||Tazawako Campground||¥2,000||27||¥34,000||Room to Read|
|2007||September 22-23||Tazawako Campground||¥2,000||?||¥26,000||Everest of Apples|
|2006||September 23-24||Tazawako Campground||¥1,000||~40||¥?|
|2005||September 10-11||Tazawako Campground||¥?||¥?|
|Group History||ALT Charity Groups • Room to Read (2006-2011) • Akita Association of JETs (2011-2015) • Charity Akita (2016- )|
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|Annual Events||Welcome Party • Orientation/SDC Tatami Parties • Lake Tazawa Camping • Halloween Party • Christmas Caroling • Appi Ski Trip • St. Patrick's Day Party • International Sumo Basho • Goodbye Party|
|Event Procedures||Charity Akita Event Equipment • Halloween Party • St. Patrick's Day Party • Goodbye Party • International Sumo Basho|
|Venues||Sanbōen • Orange House • Dreamworld • Club AK • Jamhouse • Live space 「四階」 • CLUB GEL • Appi Kōgen Ski Resort|
|One-time Events||Spring Carnival • Summer/80s Dance Parties • Pub Quiz & Soup Curry Night • Black Hearts Masquerade Cocktail Party • Hanami Tea Party|