Namahage Museum

Namahage Museum © oganavi

"Namahage Kan" introducing the custom of Namahage. 

Namahage Ken is a nationally designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property, introducing Namahage. This information center introduces Oga Namahage’s history and activities, costumes and masks, actually used in the event, video of the event and any other information materials are shown here. A photo booth where you can try on the Namahage costume is also available.

An impacting folk event

Namahage is a tradition folk event, held during New Year’s Eve in Akita Prefecture, Oga peninsula. The Gods of mountain transform into Oni (Orge) form to give punishments.

Experience this folk event at "Ogashinzan-densokan"

Ogashinzan-densokan is established right next to the Namahage kan. Densokan is set in an ordinary Oga folk house, usually called Magariya. You can experience the Namahage event here so if you cannot pay a visit during New Year please come to densokan. The events are held 13 times every day from April to November, 6 times a day from December to March every Saturday, Sunday, public holiday and New Year’s Eve. 12 times on 1st January and 2nd January. Fees are included in the ticket of Namahage kan.


15 min by taxi from Hadachi Station of JR Oga Line. For driving, 40 min using Sowa-Ogahanto IC of Akita Motorway.

Image Gallery: Namahage Museum

Description: Namahage Museum

Sights Namahage Museum (なまはげ館)
Address Akita Prefecture, Oga, Kitaurashinzan ji, Mizuhami sawa
Phone / Fax Phone: 0185-22-5050 / Fax: 0185-22-5080
Duration 90Minutes
Business Hours Monday:08:30-17:00
Admission Fee Pay admission: 500yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Namahage Museum