The historical town of Kanagi offers much to see throughout the year. Travelling around here by car, or even by train, is a chance to steep yourself in the natural wonders of the Tsugaru Peninsula. Konan buses cover every part of each town and village in the Tsugaru Peninsula, making them ideal for visitors who want to experience the local atmosphere.

The historical town of Kanagi offers

much to see throughout the year.

Travelling around here by car, or even by train,

is a chance to steep yourself in the natural wonders

of the Tsugaru Peninsula.

Konan buses cover every part of each town

and village in the Tsugaru Peninsula,

making them ideal for visitors who want to experience

the local atmosphere.

Surrounded by the refreshing scent of Aomori hiba (thujopsis), this hands-on crafting experience will refresh your spirit as well. You’ll use hiba wood to make a wreath that resists rot, insects, and makes you feel healed.

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: ①Hiba wreath (30 minutes­­­‒1 hour)
②Hiba coaster
③Hiba corsage
【Prices】: ①JPY1,000/②JPY900/③JPY1,500 per person
【Times】: 10:00‒12:00, 13:30‒15:30

These woodworking classes are surprisingly fun. Create your own unique piece, the only one in the world!

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: ①Make a pencil case
②Make a toolbox (A4 size)
※About 2 hours for either
【Prices】: ①JPY1500/②JPY2,400 per person
【Times】: 10:00-12:00, 13:30-15:30

Try playing a shamisen at the Shamisen Museum!

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: Experience playing a Tsugaru shamisen under the guidance of a professional shamisen player.
【Prices】: JPY 5,000/30 minutes per group (max of 15) in addition to the admission fee.
【Times】: 15:30-17:00

Have a great time making pizzas using local vegetables! Then eat your piping hot pizza under the blue skies!

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: Start off by making the pizza dough, then add as many fresh-picked local vegetables as you like.
【Prices】: JPY2,000 per person
【Times】: 10:00-12:00, 13:30-15:30

Country-style Tsugaru sweets from the Tohoku region are colorful, cute, and nostalgic. Now you can make and eat your own.

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: Making unpei, local Tsugaru sweets, by kneading together glutinous rice, sugar, and water.
【Prices】: JPY1,500 per person
【Times】: 10:00-12:00, 13:30-15:30

Try your hand at recreating the traditional Tsugaru tastes of Kanagi “kaccha” (mamas) cooking!

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: ①Salmon sushi (pressed sushi using salmon)
②Kenojiru stew (a stew made from finely-chopped vegetables and konbu stock)
※About 2 hours for either
【Prices】: ①②JPY1500 per person
【Times】: 10:00-12:00, 13:30-15:30

Are you interested in trying your hand at the different tasks farmers carry out in their precious fields?

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: Rice transplanting, gathering mountain vegetables, rice harvesting, corn harvesting, picking apple flowers, picking apples, picking blackberries, picking other spring or summer vegetables.
【Prices】: Inquire for details.
【Times】: Inquire for details.

The Tachineputa lantern floats tower some 20 meters. This is your chance to join in the fun and experience these awesome floats up close. The mystical sight they present at night is not to be missed. Don’t miss this special summer experience!

【Times】: One day between August 4 and 8 each year.
【Content】: Start off from the Tachineputa-no-Yakata in Goshogawara City! Experience the parade as a member, pulling the titanic float! Normally, this is a privilege reserved for locals, but on one day only, you too can experience the special feeling of elation that you can only experience at this festival, surrounded by the magical nighttime scenes of illuminated Tachineputa floats.
【Prices】: JPY 3,000 (with souvenir)
【Times】: 18:00 (Assemble at Kanagi Station) to 21:00 (finish at Goshogawara Station)

Farmers living in harmony with nature will help you pick apples in their orchards.

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: Apple picking experience @ farmers’ apple orchards 
※From 30 minutes to 1 hour. Comes with apple souvenir.
【Prices】: JPY1,500 per person
【Times】: 10:00-12:00, 13:30-15:30

Enjoy a guided tour along the route of the of old Tsugaru Forest Railway, part of the legacy of Japan’s modernization, which lies in the forests of Oku-Tsugaru. The Aomori hiba forests here are considered to be among the three most beautiful types of forest in Japan.

【Times】: Phone or fax for reservations 1 week ahead of your desired date.
【Content】: Hike about 10 km along the Aomori hiba sacred tree route (encounter the stunning Twelve-Pronged Trident Tree on the way) for about 2.5 hours (cancelled if rainy). Other courses also available.
【Prices】: Starting from JPY 3,500 per person
【Times】: 9:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00

To make your country lifestyle experience more enjoyable, we provide “glamping” sites on the grounds of Kanagi Genki Village. After enjoying the surrounding nature to the full, you’ll stay overnight in a tent. This should make your visit a little more interesting. For dinner, you can have local dishes in the Hinaya Teahouse. Baths are available nearby at the main house of Genki Village. The sound of insects, the moonlight, and the starry skies will make this a memorable stay.

*We can also offer farmhouse stays. Please inquire for details.

To make your country lifestyle experience more enjoyable,

we provide “glamping” sites on the grounds of

Kanagi Genki Village.

After enjoying the surrounding nature to the full,

you’ll stay overnight in a tent.

This should make your visit a little more interesting.

For dinner, you can have local dishes in the Hinaya

Teahouse. Baths are available nearby at the main house of Genki Village.

The sound of insects, the moonlight,

and the starry skies will make this a memorable stay.

*We can also offer farmhouse stays. Please inquire for details.

< Day 1 >

12:00 Oku-Tsugaru Trail (Arrive at the Twelve-Pronged Trident Tree, lunch)
13:15 Leave the Twelve-Pronged Trident Tree(30-minute walk)
14:15 Transit (rental car, bus, etc.)
15:00 Visit Osamu Dazai Memorial Museum (Shayokan)
15:30 Visit Tsugaru Shamisen Museum
16:00 Arrive at accommodation (meal, bath, etc.)
18:00 Assemble at Kanagi Station, move to Goshogawara City Experience pulling a Tachineputa lantern float from the Tachineputa-no-Yakata Parade in the city
21:00 Dissolution Social gathering

< Day 2 >

9:30~ Move to accommodation
10:00 Make an Aomori hiba (thujopsis) wreath / Make country sweets, etc.
11:00 Stone-oven pizza-making (lunch) Kinagi Tourist Products
13:00 Hall Madeny Shopping, free time
14:00 End

< Day 1 >

12:00 Oku-Tsugaru Trail (Arrive at the Twelve-Pronged Trident Tree, lunch)
13:15 Leave the Twelve-Pronged Trident Tree(30-minute walk)
14:15 Transit (rental car, bus, etc.)
15:00 Visit Osamu Dazai Memorial Museum (Shayokan)
15:30 Visit Tsugaru Shamisen Museum
16:00 Arrive at accommodation
18:00 Try playing a Tsugaru shamisen
18:30 Dinner of local Tsugaru dishes

< Day 2 >

9:30~ Go apple-picking
10:40 Transit
11:00 Stone-oven pizza-making (lunch)
13:00 Kanagi Tourist Products
Hall Madeny
Move to the Tachineputa-no-Yakata, etc.
Free time
14:00 End

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