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Namahage Museum, Oga

4.2
#2 of 55 in Museums in Akita Prefecture
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  • If you want to learn about the unique tradition of Namahage, this is the best place to go. There's an exhibit with information about the tradition, a documentary explaining everything carefully, and.....  more »
  • Getting there is not easy, we took a train to Hadachi Station from Akita Station. Hadachi is one stop before Oga Station, it is closer to the road entering the peninsula than Oga (cheaper for taxi...  more »
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  • Quite difficult to get to, you'll need to take a taxi from hodachi station which is 3,900 yen there and another 3,900 back but it's a fantastic little place with a performance showing the namahage festivities. The staff are extremely helpful and there is a gentleman inside who carves the namahage masks from cedar wood inside the museum. If you want to walk there from the station I wouldn't try it. It's 2 hours along motorways so not the best idea.
  • Brilliant fun look at a little known part of Japanese culture

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