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Sightseeing courses

Tachineputa of Goshogawara, Shayokan, Ajigasawa course

  • Course details

    Okutsugaru is famous for Tachineputa and Osamu Dazai.
    Tachineputa who were wealthy stubborn merchants in the Taisho period, made into gigantic figures revived after 80 years of absence in the 10th year of Heisei period.
    “Osamu Dazai” (Tsushima Shuji) who was the sixth child of one of the best landowner Tsushima family in the Aomori prefecture, writes about this area in his novel”Novel Tsugaru”.
    It is a course which visits famous spots in Oku Tsugaru.

  • The time required

    7 hours

  • Best season

    A year round

  • Sightseeing route

    JR Hirosaki station, hotels inside Hirosaki—Goshogawara・Tachineputa no yakata (Tachineputa Museum)—Kanagi・Osamu Daizai’s Shayokan—Tsugaru Shamisen(3 stinged instrument) assembly hall—Lake Jyusan (corbicula Ramen)—Ajigasawa ocean station wand・west coast baked squid village, Wasao・Mainoumi Furusato stands—Ajigasawa・hotels.

Introducing sightseeing spots

Tachineputa no yakata (Tachineputa Museum)

  • Points to see

    Visitors can see the Tachineputa of 22m high, 6m width, 7t weight, the same height as the 7th floor buidling, by descending the slope from the 4th floor to the 1st floor.
    Visitors can also see all year around the production studio, also experience paper pasting and coloring.
    From the 3rd floor observation deck, there is a screening of Tachineputa, Matsuri experience theater, and you can experience the ambience of the festival.

  • Information for visitors

    days off / January 1
    open hours / 9:00~21:00 (holidays during the winter period)
    admission fee / adults 600 yen, Highschool students 450 yen, elementary and junior highschool students 250 yen.

Memorial hall of Osamu Dazai, Shayokan

  • Points to see

    The resource center where you can see the house in which Osamu Dazai grew up.
    This is a roof purline building built by Tsushima Gen-emon (Osamu Dazai’s father and a big land owner of the Meiji period).
    The building was finished on June of the 40th year of Meiji.
    Cypress wood (Japan’s 3 major beautiful forest) was used even in the rice storehouse. It has 11 rooms with an approximate area of 917 square meters on the first floor, and 8 rooms with an approximate area of 383 square meter on the 2nd floor. It is a grand mansion extending over an area of approximately 2244 square meters, with attached buildings and a Japanese garden with ponds.
    Dazai writes in his “Yearbook of agony” that “My father just built a large house.”There is no refined elegance but just the big size.”
    The house displays 600 items including photos, clothes which Dazai wore, manuscript written in his hand.

  • Information for visitors

    Days off / December 29
    Open hours / 5/1~10/31 8:30~18:00 11/1~4/30 9:00~17:00
    Admission fee / Adults 500 yen, Highschool and Uniersity students 300 yen, Elementary and Junior Highschool students 200 yen

Tsugaru Shamisen (3 stringed instrument) assembly hall.

  • Points to see

    In Kanagi which is called the origin of Tsugaru Shamisen (3 stringed instrument), you can learn the history of Shamisen and hear a live performance.
    The hall introduces Nitabo・Kaseno momo, those who are called the routes of Tsugaru shamisen, and the display corner of Mihashi Michiya is widely liked.
    A live performance of Shamisen is held from April to November.

  • Information for visitors

    Days off / December 29
    open hours / 5/1~10/31 8:30~18:00 11/1~4/30 9:00~17:00
    live performance / 11:00~11:20 13:00~13:20 14:00~14:20 15:00~15:20
    Admission fee / Adults 500 yen, Highschool and University students 300 yen, Elementary and Junior highschool students 200 yen.

Lake Jusanko, Ando family

  • Points to see

    In the middle ages, ruled over by the Ando family, Tosaminato which prospered and was counted in Japan’s “3 ports and 7 harbors”, spread their ocean commerce so far to Oga, Echizen, Setouchi, and Kinki.
    However in 1340, they were struck by Tsunami (a tidal wave) and minato was damaged. Also, attacked by Nanbu-shi they lost Fukushima and Karakawa castle and ran to Matsumae and never came back.
    Lake Jyusanko is also famous for the production of corbicula.

Ocean house Wando, West coast squid baking village, Wasao, Ajigasawa Sumo hall ( Mainoumi furusato stand)

  • Points to see

    “Wando” is an ocean house were you can see, learn, and eat in Ajigasawa.
    You can purchase “Wasao” souvenirs.
    In Aomori, May of the 16th year of the Meiji period, “Ichinoya” became a senior sumo wrestler. Even after 127 years, it is a sumo kindgom that including the 6 Yokozuna’s a senior grade sumo wrestler never ceased.
    Including Mainoumi, it displays the activities of the sumo wrestler’s from their hometown.

  • Information for visitors

    Days off / January 1 – January 2
    open hours / April – December 9:00~18:00 January – March 9:00~17:00

Taxi fees

taxi type number of people who can ride charge number of cars remarks reservation and credit card settlements
small size taxi 4 people 31,000 yen 95 cars available
high class taxi 4 people 35,000 yen 4 cars available Origin, Crown, Alphard, Celsior
jumbo taxi 9 people 38,000 yen 9 cars available HiAce
small size privately booked bus 21 people 61,000 yen 1 bus available Liesse II
medium sized privately booked bus 40 people 73,000 yen 2 buses available Aero ace, Melpha
wheel chair sleeping car 6 people 38,000 yen 6 cars available 2 wheel chair passengers(1sleeping berth possible)+4 people

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*Admission fee, entrance fee, the cost of food and drink, parking fee, toll road fee are not included in the charge. Customer must bear the actual expenses.

*If during the ride, customer changes the route or cancels the ride for personal reasons, customer must pay for the calculated amount which is applied by temporality charge from the beginning.

*At the sightseeing spots, if the time is extended under a special contract with the customer, customer must pay for the amount which is applied by temporality charge.

*There may be cases in which the driver is not fluent in English. We appreciate your understanding.

*A sightseeing taxi is a service which we drive you to the sightseeing facilities on our taxi according to the sightseeing courses decided in advance. It is not a service which a travel agency provides, therefore our driver will not provide comment on the sightseeing facilities and guide you. It is possible to drive you to the sightseeing facilities which are not on the sightseeing courses. If you would like to visit optional sightseeing facilities or sightseeing courses, please contact us from the e-mail inquiry form.

Reservations, inquiries about sightseeing taxi

For reservations and inquiries of sightseeing taxi, please contact the following telephone number or e-mail form.
TEL: 0172-33-3333

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