Getting there & away
The Akita shinkansen line connects Kakunodate with Tazawa-ko (¥1560, 14 minutes), Morioka (¥2770, 54 minutes) and Akita (¥2940, 43 minutes). Infrequent local trains run on the JR Tazawa-ko line from Kakunodate east to Tazawa-ko (¥320, 20 minutes) and Morioka (¥1110, 1½ hours). Infrequent connections west to Akita require a change of trains at Ōmagari.
Buses run from Kakunodate to Tazawa Kohan (¥840, 52 minutes) and Tazawa-ko station (¥490, 35 minutes), as well as to Akita (¥1330, 1½ hours). From December to March, these buses do not stop at Tazawa Kohan.
Kakunodate bus station is 10 minutes north of the train station.