Position of Depot : In front of Oga Station Tourist Information Center
Oga station is the last stop on the JR Oga Line. The Namahage Shuttle conects with tourism spots of Oga from Oga station as a starting point.
Oga Onsen Village
Position of Depot : In front of Oga hot spring"Gofu"(near the footbath)
The Oga Hot Spring Village(lots of hotels) is located in the north part of Oga. If you stay at Oga Hot Spring Village and take Namahage Shuttle, you could easily visit the main tourism spots (near by accomodation) Oga Aquarium GAO, Namahage Museum and Cape Nyudozaki.
If you stay in Oga Hot Spring "Bettei Tsubaki" and reserve a picking up service , hotel staff will pick you up to a depature and arriving spot of Namahage Shuttle. You need to book with Oga Hot Spring "Bettei Tsubaki" directly not this Namahage Shuttle service.
Oga Aquarium GAO
Position of Depot : In front of Oga Aquarium GAO
At the corner of the Sea of Oga water tank, there are 2,000 fish and 40 different kinds. You can enjoy to see Akita prefectural Fish, Hatahata(Sand fish) all year at only this aquarium. Not only Hatahata fish, popular animals like polar bear "Gota" are waiting for your visit.
Position of Depot : In front of Namahage Museum and Shinzan Shrine
There are 150 Namahage masks and costumes in the Namahage Museum. At the adjacent Oga Shinzan Folklore Museum, you could experience Namahage festival of New year's eve. Also at the Shinzan Shrine, there is Kaya tree over one thousand years old that is asocciated with Namahage and Kankitendo that is good to find love.
Position of Depot : Near rotary in front of lighthouse
This place is the best secenery of Oga. You are charmed with the beautiful blue sky and sea. Also Cape Nyudozaki Lighthouse is a symbol and the white and black stripe pattern is arresting. This lighthouse is designated as one of 50 good Japanese lighthouses.
Position of Depot :
In 2017, Oga was listed on Bucket list as one of world's spectacular view spot, "Best views in Japan 2017" and as another new must-see sight in Oga, the "Hydrangea Temple Unshoji" was added. Big clustered hydrangeas raised by the chief deputy priest, Konaka Shoun, bloom in gorgeous blue all over the temple during the season. It took about 15 years for the priest to raise flowers using his special techniques. During the peak season, from the middle of June and the beginning of July, thousands of hydrangea plants create a stunning sea of blue blossoms. He was very particular about the blue color, in the back of the hydrangeas in all their glory is the port city of Kitaura, with the ocean of Oga spreading beyond. It produces a scenery that can only be appreciated from here. Every year the best time to see them is from mid-June to early July.
At the terminal and Shuttle, Logo mark is attached to the bus and signs.