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Oga Peninsula - Home to the Namahage Legend

by Akiko
(7) Reviews
7h $ 356 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Namahage Museum and Namahage demonstration at the Oga Shinzan Folklore Museum
  • Cape Nyudozaki
  • Akagami Shrine Goshado or Oga Acquarium
  • Godzilla Rock

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Overview

This is a seven hour private tour by van from Akita City to Oga Peninsula, located in the northwest of Akita City. Oga Peninsula is the home to the renowned Namahage Legend. The peninsula's coastline is fantastic and the view of the Sea of Japan at Cape Nyudozaki, the tip of the peninsula, is spectacular.

What to Expect

- Namahage Museum: More than 100 Namahage masks are exhibited at Namahage Museum. You can try Namahage costumes on for free photo session.
- Oga Shinzan Folklore Museum: Visitors can observe demonstrations of Namahage visiting a Japanese family.
- Cape Nyudozaki: Spectacular view of the Sea of Japan, located at a northern latitude of 40 degrees.
- Akagami Shrine Goshado: Important cultural property of Japan. Visit requires climbing 999 natural rocks/stones on the hill where the shrine is. The climb takes about 15 to 20 minutes per one way. Participants should be physically in good shape. A legend says that 999 steps are believed to be piled by demons.
- Oga Museum (GAO Museum): Among the attractions of about 10,000 marine animals are polar bears and seals. This is an option for those who are not fit to climb 999 steps to Akagami Shrine Goshado.
- Godzilla Rock: A popular spot on Oga's coastline near Akagami Shrine Goshado. The rock, eroded in a unique shape resembling Japan's famous monster, Godzilla.

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Highlights

  • Namahage Museum and Namahage demonstration at the Oga Shinzan Folklore Museum
  • Cape Nyudozaki
  • Akagami Shrine Goshado or Oga Acquarium
  • Godzilla Rock

Important

This is a private tour by van. A fee for a van should be paid separately.
The scenic view during this tour is weather dependent.
Visit to Akagami Shrine Goshado requires climbing 999 rock/stone steps on the hill to reach the shrine. Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring water.
Please read the cancellation policy below before you book.

What‘s included
Guide fee only.
What‘s not included
- Van: approximately JPY 46,000 for seven hours.
- Admission fees: Namahage Museum and Oga shinzan Folklore Museum: combined ticket costs JPY 864.
- Lunch
- Admission fee: Oga Aquarium: JPY 1,100
- Guide transportation to Akita port/station: approx. JPY 8,000. 
Meeting Point
Akita Port or Akita Train Station
Ending Point
Akita Port or Akita Train Station
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 7 )
Edward Edward Australia
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Odate dogs and Magewappa ”

The perfect experience as Akiko organised everything to perfection and was very patient in explaining things. She also had back up plans. We were able to see Akita dogs and the traditional cherry bark craft. Thanks again Akiko and hope to engage your services next time we are Japan.

Akiko:

Thanks, Edward. Happy to see you all again at the noodle restaurant after the tour. Hope you enjoyed another day in Akita, and explore more during your stay in Japan.

Carolyn Carolyn United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amori Prefecture Tour including Oirase Gorge and Stream, Lake Towada boat cruise, and Seiryuji Temple, and Japanese Pizza! ”

Akiko planned a wonderful tour for us for the one day we had to tour Aomori Prefecture. Excellent planning, very flexible to meet our needs, and wonderful personality. We enjoyed the day so very much!

Akiko:

Happy to know that you really enjoyed the day including pizza! I hope to see you again in Colorado some time in the future. Warmest regards, Akiko

Loreta Delia Loreta Philippines ( Family with kids )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ A Good Day at Hakoda Ropeway, Boat Ride at Lake Lowada and Falls at Oirase Gorge ”

Me and my daughter(15 yrs old) had a great time with Akiko, she's organized. She met us up in the hotel on time, travel straight to the spots and explains while travelling. I did learn a lot about Aomori and when to visit best Aomori again. I will surely choose Akiko again.

Akiko:

Loreta, It was very nice seeing you again near the train station the other day! Happy to learn that you enjoyed the one day excursion outside the city. I hope you visit Aomori again during the different season next time. Thank you again!

Maria Maria Canada ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Gorgeous cherry blossoms with a lovely guide ”

Akiko's English is excellent - the best of any guide we encountered in a 3 week tour through Asia. She was well organized, exceedingly pleasant and arranged a perfect day for us. Our experience began with great communications prior to our departure arranging a private itinerary, Akiko provided immediate answers to any questions. She was interesting and informative. Everything she had arranged was first rate. Bravo Akiko and thank you. Our tour of Hirosaki was the highlight of our visit to Japan.

Akiko:

Hi, Maria, I am so happy to learn that all of your group enjoyed that beautiful day in Hirosaki. It was really the best day of the season. Thank you so much for your nice comment.

Daniel Daniel United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Mahalo Akiko! Aomori Automn Tour ”

Akiko provided our family with a "world class" tour of autumn colors in Aomori! Arrangements and schedule were seamless, and the background history she provided at each attraction was outstanding. Thank you Akiko for making our tour in Japan most memorable! Aloha, The Date Family.

Akiko:

Aloha Dan, Thank you so much for your generous comment! I am very happy that you enjoyed one of the best autumn days in Aomori, and also tasted Aomori apples! Best wishes to you and your family. Akiko

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