Time Travel to the Past

A tour that takes you to the past days in Tohoku, to the sites of historic events, old residential areas, and production centers of traditional arts and crafts.


A: Esashi-Fujiwara Heritage Park

This is a theme park where you can experience the history and culture of Tohoku of about 1000 years ago. It is also used frequently for the filming of historic dramas, and you can have the experience of wearing the costumes from that time.

B: Motsuji Temple Zazen experience

Take up the challenge of the Buddhist practice to calm the waves of emotion and to unify the spirit.

C: IWACHU tekkikan (cast iron museum)

The much loved solid taste and warmth conveyed by the use of nanbu ironware.

D: Morioka Wanko Soba

How many bowls of bite-sized soba noodles can you eat? Famous specialties full of playfulness.

E: Tsugaru Traditional Crafts Center / Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum

See, touch and experience the traditional crafts of Tsugaru.

F: Namahage Museum

The highlight is the appearance of a line-up of 100 figures of "namahage" of the local traditional performing art. You can also experience being transformed.

G: Akita City Folklore and Performing Arts Center

You can experience the long poles that resemble ears of rice that have lanterns hanging from them, known as "kanto". These are used to pray for a plentiful harvest.

H: Mototakifukuryusui (underflow water)

A mysterious waterfall where groundwater is gushing from the mossy rocks.

  • A: Esashi-Fujiwara Heritage Park
  • B: Motsuji Temple Zazen experience
  • E: Tsugaru Traditional Crafts Center / Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum
  • F: Namahage Museum
  • G: Akita City Folklore and Performing Arts Center
  • H: Mototakifukuryusui (underflow water)

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