Culture/tour

Transform into Namahage!

Transform into Namahage!

The name of the ogre is Namahage. A traditional event conveyed to the present as a good luck deity that drives out an ogre from the mind. It is sometimes important to be an ogre too.

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Period
All year round
Closed
No holiday (Namahage Museum)
Hours
8:30 -17:00
Fee
Namahage Museum Admission Adult 540 yen/Elementary, Jr. High
School and High School Student 270 yen
Access
40-min. by car from Showa Ogahanto Exit
Nearby Spot
Cape Nyudo
When you climb up the black and white striped lighthouse, you will see
Cape Nyudo, the surrounding beach, and the Mizushima Island in the
offshore. The lighthouse has the Lighthouse Document Exhibition Room
where you can see the history and information on the lighthouse.
(60-min. by bus from JR Hadachi Station)
Available Languages
English, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese,
Thai (in Brochure)
Notes
Only 2 sets of Namahage costumes available. You may have to wait
depending on the crowd.
Details/Inquiries
Namahage Museum
Mizukuisawa, Kitaurashinzan, Oga-shi, Akita 010-0685
TEL:0185-22-5050
URL:https://www.namahage.co.jp/namahagekan/
URL
https://www.namahage.co.jp/namahagekan/exhibit.php
(In Japanese only)

Comments from the experienced!

  • Experience the local traditional event!
  • Enjoy the feeling of a Japanese village.
  • It’s fun to transform yourself into Namahage.
  • The real Namahage is surprisingly powerful.
  • The shrine also has a history, a special place.
  • Let’s see it together!