Sightseeing Information of Area in Shimokita Penninsula


Mutsu City

Okuyagen Onsen Meoto Kappa-no-yu (Okuyagen Shukei Park Rest House)


Okuyagen Onsen Meoto Kappa-no-yu (Okuyagen Shukei Park Rest House)
It is an open-air hot spring bath, which has more than 400-year history, with seasonal view such as autumn leaves or snow. At the restaurant in the rest house, visitors can eat a local dish of salmon caught in the Tsugaru Strait that is the specialty of Ohata-machi, Mutsu City. The dish is served with salmon’s naka-ochi (it refers part of fish meat left on or around the bone after dressing fishes) on the top of the cooked rice.
Oku-Yagen Onsen (Kappa-no-Yu / Fufu-Kappa-no-Yu)

[Hours]
Meoto Kappa-no-yu / 8:30 – 18:00 (Hours will vary depending on season.)
Rest House / 8:30 – 19:00 (Hours will vary depending on season.)
Open everyday from April through December, closed on Tuesday between January and March

Access

From JR Shimokita Station, take Shimokita Kotsu Bus bound for Sai, after approx. 45 minutes ride, get off at Ohata bus stop, and take Share taxi (reservation is required) for approx. 30 minutes ride. [on the national road 279, the prefectural road 4]
Access to Airports and Main Station

Side Street of Tanabu Shrine (downtown area at night)


Side Street of Tanabu Shrine (downtown area at night)

The area around Tanabu-machi, Mutsu city is the main downtown in the Shimokita Peninsula where you can find many bars and pubs. Especially the Tanuki Street by side of the Tanabu Shrine has colorful signboards along the avenue with nostalgic look back at the Japan’s Showa Period.

[Hours]
Hours are different for each bars or restaurants.

Access

Approx. ten minutes by car from JR Shimokita Station [on the prefectural road 177]
Access to Airports and Main Station

Higashidori-mura

Noushigawa Rest House


Noushigawa Rest House

The rest house, which is located approx. 10 minutes by car to Cape Shiriya, is along the prefectural road #6 (Mutsu-Cape Shiriya Line) bound for the Cape.
They offer tourist information about Higashidori-mura and Shimokita Geopark, and also have shop for local specialties such as Higashidori beef, dried noodle made of 100% soba flour and seafood products.

[Hours]
9:00 – 16:30
Closed on Tuseday (open when Tuesday is holiday and closed on the next day), the year-end and New Year holidays.

Access

Approx. 40 minutes by car from JR Shimokita Station
Approx. 40 minutes by local bus from Shimokita Bus Terminal
Access to Airports and Main Station

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