The Namahage Museum is located in the Oga Peninsula of Akita prefecture, which is the birthplace of the famous namahage tradition. Namahage is a demon-like being from traditional Japanese folklore, and wears a cape covered in straw. It is a local tradition in the Oga Peninsula for the namhage to roam the streets on New Years Eve. At this museum, you can see real namahage costumes and learn about the tradition. You can even try on a namahage costume and take a photo. This is the place to go to immerse yourself into Oga Peninsula’s namahage tradition.
Aza-Mizukuisawa, Shinzan, Kitaura, Oga-shi, Akita
8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Adults: ¥500 Elementary and middle school students: ¥250
【Akita Sta.】JR Oga Line / for Oga →【Hadachi Sta.】→ 15 minutes by taxi
【Akita Airport Sta.】Akita Chuo Kotsu Bus / for Shiyakusho →【Akita Sta.】JR Oga Line / for Oga →【Hadachi Sta.】→ 15 minutes by taxi
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