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Sightseeing courses

Tsugaru peninsula Tappisaki, Tachineputa course

  • Course details

    It is said that Yoshitsune Minamoto went across to Hokkaido from this legenday area “Tappi”.
    “Seikan Tunnel”A major project of the century. It is 24 years after the construction has started.
    We will visit the area “Tappi cape” which a famous singer Sayuri Ishikawa sings in her song. We will also visit Oku Tsugaru surroundings. A grasping course.

  • The time required

    8 hours

  • Best season

    early summer, autumn

  • Sightseeing route

    JR Shin Aomori station・ Aomori airport—Minmaya・ Gikeji temple・ Maya-ishi, Tappizaki・ Stairway National Road—Memorial hall of Seikan Tunnel・Service tunnel—Tappaku line (Choukan dai・ Nanatsu daki)—Lake Jyusanko (Corbicula Ramen)—Kanegi・Shayoukan; Memorial hall of Osamu Dazai—Hall of Tsugaru Shamisen—Goshogawara・House of Tachineputa—JR Hirosaki station, hotels inside Hirosaki city.

Introducing sightseeing spots

Minmaya, Gikeji temple, Maya-ishi

  • Points to see

    In Aomori, Yoshitsune’s northbound legend still remains.
    The stormy ocean prevented Yoshitsune of going to Hokkaido, and he continued to pray 3 whole days and nights to the Kannon statue, and finally with 3 fine horses leading him, he crossed the sea to Hokkaido.
    The Minmaya, Gikeji, Maya-ishi, Aoiwa became widely known as a legend.

Cape Tappi

  • Points to see

    The most northern cappe in Tsugaru peninsula situated at 41 degrees and 15 minutes north. The name Tappi comes from the word Tampa in Ainu language dialect.
    The cappe is a cliff of 100 meters high and the wind always blows as high as 10 meters.
    Tombstone of Shoin Yoshida which he wrote a poem of what he felt when he visited here is kept.
    Also, a song tombstone of Sayuri Ishikawa’s biggest hit song “Tsugaru kaikyo fuyugeshiki” was built continued from the Hakkoda mountains.

Stairways National Road No.339, Tappaku line

  • Points to see

    The road which tied the town along the coast up to the ground of the oil-lamp stand was a neighborhood road.
    The origin is that the people who were involved gave permission as a natural road with just the drawing.
    (Length of 388m, Elevation difference of 70m, 362 stairways) Of course vehicles are not allowed.
    The Tappaku line is a beauty spot from Tappizaki to Nakahaku machi.

Memorial hall of Seikan Tunnel, Experiencing drift of Showa

  • Points to see

    The memorial hall displays the world’s second undersea tunnel( 53.85km) from the idea to the completion by using material panels and three dimensional models.
    The drift experience of Showa is situated at 140m undersea which you can descend by the cable car. In a corner where it was used as a service tunnel, machines and appliances which were actually used are displayed, and you can enjoy the ambience of the big construction job site by hearing the information guide.

  • Information for visitors

    Open period / April 22 – November 7
    time / 9:00~17:00
    admission fee for Memorial hall / Adults 400 yen, Elementary school students 200 yen.
    ticket for the service tunnel / Adults 1,000 yen, Elementary school students 500 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.

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.

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.

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 32,000 yen 95 cars available
high class taxi 4 people 37,000 yen 4 cars available Origin, Crown, Alphard, Celsior
jumbo taxi 9 people 40,000 yen 9 cars available HiAce
small size privately booked bus 21 people 68,000 yen 1 bus available Liesse II
medium sized privately booked bus 40 people 78,000 yen 2 buses available Aero ace, Melpha
wheel chair sleeping car 6 people 40,000 yen 6 cars available 2 wheel chair passengers(1sleeping berth possible)+4 people

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*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

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