Goshogawara City, located on the Tsugaru Peninsula in Aomori Prefecture, is famous for the birthplace of a Japanese author, Osamu Dazai.
The house where he was born remains as The Osamu Dazai Memorial Museum “Shayokan” and many tourists are still visiting there in current days.
The Osamu Dazai Memorial Museum “Shayokan”
The museum was a house, which has a hip and gable roof that was designed by Dazai’s father, Genemon Tsushima who was a wealthy landowner during the Meiji Period, and built in June 1907. In March 1996, former Kanagi Town bought it and restored in its original condition. And then it was opened as the current memorial museum.
Access: 7-min walk from Tsugaru Railway, Kanagi Station
Closed on December 29th
Furthermore, a “Stove Train” is also Goshogawara’s popular things to do in this coming season.
Tsugaru Railway (Stove Train)
Tsugaru Railway is the Japan’s northernmost private railway that runs between the Tsugaru-Goshogawara and Tsugaru-Nakazato stations. There are several special event trains by each season, and in winter, “Stove Train” that a potbelly stove is set up in the train will be operating.