Oga Peninsula - Home to the Namahage Legend

Shore Excursion

Akiko O.

4.78(9) reviews
Akita
English
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

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.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Akita Port or Akita Train Station

Namahage Museum and Namahage demonstration at the Oga Shinzan Folklore Museum

Cape Nyudozaki

Akagami Shrine Goshado or Oga Acquarium

Godzilla Rock

Ending Point

Akita Port or Akita Train Station

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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Inclusions & Exclusions

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. 

Important Information

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.

Cancellation Policy

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

Reviews

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Ariella B.

Aug 12, 2019

Amazing 2 day tour

We had 2 wonderful days with Alkiko. We would High recommend booking with Akiko

Akiko O.

Thank you! It was my pleasure to travel with you all. Two great families!

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Olivia C.

Feb 12, 2019

Very helpful and knowledgeable

Akiko was very helpful and we enjoyed our trip in Akita with her. She's very friendly , excellent communication skill. She organized our tour very well and maximized our day. Thank you

Akiko O.

It was my pleasure! I hope everyone enjoyed the cold weather at the beginning of winter. Best wishes. Akiko

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Edward C.

Nov 17, 2018

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 O.

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.

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Carolyn L.

Oct 23, 2018

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 O.

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

$359/ per group

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