- JR 田沢湖駅
JR Tazawako station
Take a public bus “田沢湖一周線” Tazawako round trip line, “鎧畑” Yoroibata line, “駒ヶ岳” Komagatake line or “乳頭線” Nyuto line. All lines from JR Tazawako station and get off “田沢湖畔” Lake Tazawa. About 12min.
Take a public bus “駒ヶ岳” Komagatake line or “乳頭線” Nyuto line, both from JR Tazawako station, get off “田沢湖スキー場前” Tazawako ski-jo mae (Lake Tazawa ski resort). About 22min from Tazawako staion, 15min from Lake Tazawa.
Tazawako Ski resort
Tazawako ski resort
Take a public bus “駒ヶ岳”Komagatake line or “乳頭線”Nyutoline, get off “水沢温泉郷” Mizusawa onsenkyo. About 1min from Tazawako ski resort. 20min from JR Tazawako station.
Mizusawa Onsen area
Very near by Tazawako Ski resort, variety of accommodations are available; Hotel, Hot springs Ryokan, resort inn and guest house. Mizusawa Onsen is the place not only for winter, but also you can enjoy Sakura Cherry blossoms in Spring too.
Tazawako Kogen Onsen
Tazawako Kogen Onsen area
Nyuto Onsen area
Taenoyu is one of seven traditional hot spring resorts in the Nyuto-onsen-kyo Village. It has beautiful tatami rooms, delicious local food and faultless service in English and Japanese. It also has baths from two hot springs—luxury!—including pools in the open air. There is nothing better than sneaking out to watch the sunrise from a steaming bath, surrounded by pristine snow.
Kakunodate Samurai Houses
Kakunodate Samurai houses
A number of old buildings line the street in Kakunodate. The Ishiguro House has stood for twelve generations. It is its own time capsule, filled with maps, tools, furniture and even wooden dolls from when the region was a samurai stronghold. The Aoyagi House is also fascinating, decked with an eclectic mix of local craft, gramophones, early Meiji history and cameras dating back to the 1930s.
It is located in the Samurai houses area and the building on the corner.
Kakunodate Cherry Bark Handcrafts Denshokan Hall
The ‘kaba-zaiku’ industry in Semboku City dates back to the late 1700s, when it became a past-time for lower class samurai. Now a fully fledged art form, bark from the mountain cherry tree is polished and then applied to anything from tea jars to card holders and coffee tables. Each object shines with a unique lustre. Times have changed, but most of the work is still done by hand.
Date: February 13th-14th
Place: 14th – in each area of Kakunodate town.13th – Sakura namiki city parking in Kakunodate town.
*20min walk from JR Kakunodate station.
Hiburi Kamakura and Fire Festival
Hiburi Kamakura Festival
‘Hiburi’ is the word for ‘fire-swinging’, and this is what people do to clean away bad luck as part of the Kamakura Festival. From there you can go to see the Yokote Kamakura, two meter igloos, once built as shrines, now host to food and drink and friendly locals who call out to passersby.
JR Kakunodate station -< Akita Shinkansen bullet train Komachi > 49min -JR Akita staion -< JR Oga line> 55min – JR Oga staion. – temporary shuttle
bus service from JR Oga station for the festival at Oga Shinzan Shrine.
Namahage Sedo Festival
The namahage demons of the Oga Peninsula are famous for making children cry—and they can certainly make grown adults jump. By tradition, men dress up in straw cloaks and wooden masks and stamp their way through neighborhoods on New Year’s Eve, drawing promises of good behavior from local children. The festival is a reenactment, complete with taiko drums, a bonfire and a wild performance.
About 10min by car or taxi from Festival site at Oga Shinzan Shrine.
Oga Onsen area