Oga Peninsula: Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory & Namahage Museum

4.5 hours | Akita | A X T - 2 1 0
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  • Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory
Soaring 1,164 feet into the air on the shore of Oga peninsula the magnificent Mt. Kanpuzan commands outstanding views of the area. Climb the stone steps that lead to the rotating observatory and admire the beauty of Akita from a bird's eye perspective.

Namahage Museum
Namahage is the name of the demon-like ogres who, as messengers of the mountain gods, visit local villages in search of lazy individuals, while blessing each household and warding off evil spirits. Once inside, you'll learn that young men disguised as the monster in demonic masks and traditional straw costumes enter people's houses each December 31 and scare the family before warding off bad energy and blessing them. Sixty life-sized models of namahage, demon clothing and masks highlight your tour.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Enjoy the changing scenery as the Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory rotates 360 degrees, and take advantage of the many varied photo opportunities courtesy of the landscape, which is devoid of trees. From this unique perspective you can see the Oga peninsula, Hachirogata to the east, the Sea of Japan in the north and south, and Mt. Chokai in the south.

SHOPPING
Commemorate your visit to the Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory with a stop in the small gift shop that sells goods from the Oga peninsula and Akita Prefecture.

Special Notes:

Tour order may vary.
Mt. Kapuzan Observatory is not wheelchair accessible.
View from the observatory is subjest to the weather condition.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from the ship for Namahage Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
18
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Visit Mt. Kanpuzan Observatory

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:40
Time at site:
00:50
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
450
Steps:
60
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Reboard your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00