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Namahage Museum

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Specialty museum far away

Getting there is not easy, we took a train to Hadachi Station from Akita Station. Hadachi is one... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2019
Desmond L
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Singapore, Singapore
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Traditional Japanese culture

The museum is about 62km away from Akita airport ! It takes about 1.5hr by car. It is a must go... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2019
Charlie C
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Mizukuisawa Kitaurashinzan, Oga 010-0685, Akita Prefecture
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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 ride), however it is much remote and probably have challenge getting a Taxi.
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I spent 2 hours 45 minutes in the area You can see Namahage museum , another museum and shinzan shrine within 1 hour and half and also have time for lunch. If you do not drive, the area is located in a very inconvenient place so you need to book a hire. It takes about one hour
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An excellent museum. Our guide had given us a translation of the dramatic re-enactment in store for us when we entered the house. We had to remove our shoes and those unable to sit on the floor were able to stand at the back. After this realistic presentation of the New Year’s
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The museum is about 62km away from Akita airport ! It takes about 1.5hr by car. It is a must go place when you travel to Oga. You can learn the traditional Japanese culture and experience namahage thing in that museum.
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Background is necessary for individuals who do not speak or read Japanese. Namahage come each New Year's eve to check to see if there are lazy people (who lie all winter by the fire not working so that their feet develop callous, nama requiring that they be cut off-hageru, thus
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