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Oga, the Mysterious Peninsula in Akita


Akita
6 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Experience the unique custom of Namahage and you'll find how holy and sacred this area has been. It is a sacred tradition not similar to the Buddhist nor Shinto customs you see in other places in Japan. Oga Peninsula is geographically unique that it is constructed with many volcanoes. You can enjoy our culture, natural view, sea food and some academic thing at the same time.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Miwi.

  • Ogare, the station market
  • Namahage Museum
  • Shinzan Jinja Shrine
  • Hachibodai View Point
  • Nyudozaki Cape (North Latitude 40 °)
  • Godzilla Rock
  • (OPTION)Mt.Kampuzan

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What to Expect

Namahage is UNESCO stated intangible cultural heritage. Visit the museum and experience it yourselves. You'll know how we kept this custom in our place in our long history. This tour will satisfy your cultural and geopraphical curiosity.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Oga Station,Japan Railway
Ending Point Oga Station,Japan Railway

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only

What‘s not included

transportation fee(JPY1000/person from the station to the museum, Taxi from the museum),
facility entrance fee(JPY1080/person Dec.-Mar, JPY864/person Apr.-Nov.)
Lunch for yourselves and for your guide,
Guide transportation fee JPY4000

Important

Come and visit Tohoku the north-earstern Japan!
I can give you unforgettable memory of Akita and Aomori trip.
Shirakami Mountain Range, the First World Natural Heritage stated in Japan in 1993 is here.
Enjoy old traditional local lives of Japan which totally differs from that in big cities.

Tohoku is broad that I often must request you for my hotel stay.
Thank you for your understanding that the transportation and hotel fee may be required beside the guide fee. The place your tour guide lives is quite far from cities. The price depends on which city to go and ask me freely.

The Shinzan Jinja Shrine locates in a mountain that you need to walk. It can be omitted if you wish.
All the transporation fee(JPY1000/person from the station to the museum. Taxi from the museum depends on how many of you are) will be required separately.
Entrance fee for the facility(JPY1080/person,Dec-Mar. JPY864/person, Apr.-Nov.) is not included.
Lunch for yourselves and for your guide will be on you.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 9 )
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Peter Peter United States ( Friends )
Excellent
10 hours ago

“ Great guide! ”

We had a wonderful experience with Miwi. She was the perfect guide - super friendly, knowledgeable, and flexible guide. We had so much fun with her. We would love to tour with her again! She is now a "friend".

Miwi:

My friend Mr. Peter! Thanks a lot for your sweet review! I know I am privileged I could be your tour guide in Akita. I enjoyed being with your group and would thank you for making up the happy and lovely group. I am looking for another chance I can show you more about the Japanese northern lives. See you again!

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An excellent guide ”

Bright and bubbly, cheerful. Totally in touch with and responsive to our group at all times. Excellent group control in a very nice way. Excellent English, thorough knowledge of local history and customs, as well as Japan in general. Very good at giving examples, including those from her own life. Wonderful personality. Would definitely ask for her again!!

Miwi:

My dear Mr. Bob! How sweet of you to find me out through all the tour guides in Japan and gave me the chance to guide you and your friends. And I am so much appreciated to hear you could enjoy your AKita tour. Akita has a lot more I want you to see, I would keep praying the day to come. I wish you and all your friends to enjoy every moment during your cruise and after it. Thank you very much that I enjoyed being with you.

Steve Steve United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ A truly welcoming and upbeat person who set up our time brilliantly ”

We arrived in Akita aboard a cruise ship with 5 hours for touring. Our main interest was visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Akita. Miwi met us at the dock with an enthusiastic welcome that matched her bright style. She understood well our priorities and planned perfectly. Besides the Shrine, there was a special coffee house and and the opportunity to taste local highly reputed Sakes. With excellent English and great communication skills, she gave us a full understanding of the region, town and Shrine. When we think of Akita, Miwi's special personality will always come to the forefront. Steve and Pilar Stein, Coral Gables, Florida

Miwi:

Dear Mr.Steve and Mrs.Pilar, The day your tour guide enjoyed to guide you in cherry blossoms is so memorable. This must be a bless of the Lady. I am talking not only about the memory of the beautiful day but also the happy review you wrote for me. I know I must be the blessed one that you found me through this TripleLights site. I always wish you to be more blessed than I am that you came far Akita to see the Lady. I wish to let you enjoy more sake (rice wine and your interest, double meaning LOL) . I am so appreciated I could be a friend of yours.

Barbara Barbara United States ( Friends )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent Day with Miwi ”

We were a party of 8 from a cruise ship that stopped for the day in Aomori. Miwi had an excellent day planned for us. We first visited a Samari Blacksmith shop, then went to the Seiben Garden. We then spent about 2 hours at the Cherry Blossum Festival at Hirosaki Castle. We got to see the Festival in process and had lunch then. We finished with the Neputamura museum. We had a full and great day with Miwi. Miwi is an excellent guide and a very likable person. Our driver was also excellent. We had a full and great day in Aomori.

Miwi:

Dear Barbara!! I am so appreciated I could be Your tour guide! It was really a wonderful day that I could be a part of your group. Northern Japan has a lot more to visit and I keep expecting to have another chance to guide you again. Thanks a lot for your nice review also. with love, Miwi

Don Don United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ I love Oga! ”

Miwi is a bundle of energy and joy and I was grateful that I booked her for my tour. If I could have added more days to my tour, I would have added more days in Akita and hired Miwi for the extra days. She is full of spirit and has a great love for her country and especially Akita. Make sure to see the Namahage Museum and enjoy the performance there.

Miwi:

Dear Don, The day I had been with you was marvelous! I enjoyed to guide you Oga, but I am sooo happy to know YOU enjoyed it. It was so cold we had snow on the previous day but now you can be in full of cherry blossoms in Akita. I would love to show you all the four different seasons of Akita, and I am quite sure you'll love them. Thanks a lot you found me through this TripleLights site. I am looking forward to read more in your blogs, and expecting we can see each other some day again. with the appreciation more than I can describe, Miwi

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