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Oga Peninsular, Akita Prefecture

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Oga Peninsula in Summer

The rugged peninsula, projecting west into the Sea of Japan, is home to the Namahage ogres (demon-like characters) in traditional Japanese folklore. Some of the breathtaking vistas include extensive cliff coastlines, the “Godzilla Rock” and a shrine with a flight of 999 steps, said to be built by the ogres themselves.

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The trip from JR Oga Station around the peninsula takes about two hours (excluding sightseeing time).

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Oga Peninsula

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Namahage Museum

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