Recommended course

Go for a drive with picturesque sceneries of the Sea of Japan and Oga Peninsula as a backdrop

A route that tours through the Oga Peninsula, surrounded by sea on three sides. Each spot has unique and stunning views of the Sea of Japan.

Recommended course

Day 1
Akita Airport


about45min.


Kakunodate Samurai Houses


about15min.


Dakigaeri Gorge


about30min.


Lake Tazawa


about30min.


Nyuto Onsenkyo
Day 2
Kanpuzan (Mt. Kanpu)


about30min.


Cape Nyudozaki


about15min.


Namahage Museum


about50min.


Michi-no-Eki Akita Port Tower Selion


about40min.


Akita Airport

Recommendation tourist attraction

Day 1

The vibrant autumn leaves surrounding the samurai houses stand out against the black wooden walls, creating a uniquely-Japanese atmosphere. The area is yearly lit up at night from early October until mid-November.


With Mikaeri Falls and a unique blue river surrounded by virgin forest, Dakigaeri Gorge is a popular destination for autumn foliage. Dakigaeri Autumn Leaves Festival is held from early October until mid-November.


An almost circular lake with a circumference of approximately 20 km, Lake Tazawa is Japan’s deepest lake with a depth of 423.4 m. The azure blue color of the surface gives it a mystic atmosphere.


The hot spring resort is a popular spot for both well-known and secret hot springs. There are seven hot spring baths dotted near the foot of Mt. Nyuto, each with its own water source. Enjoy going round all seven baths.


Day 2

Mt. Kanpu is a 355-m-high, approximately 20,000-year-old stratovolcano. Roads conditions are good so the area is well suited for driving. There is a revolving observatory at the top.


Located at the northernmost tip of the Oga Peninsula, the cape features grass-covered cliffs jutting out into the sea. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Sea of Japan and the contrast between the blue sky and the green slopes.


As well as displays of Namahage masks, costumes, and valuable documents from Oga’s traditional event, you can also watch a video about the Namahage tradition and the people who pass it down from generation to generation.


As well as the 100-m-high observation deck, there is a market selling Akita specialties like kiritampo, Inaniwa noodles, etc., and a farm restaurant popular for serving dishes made with seasonal vegetables.