The sun sets as locals stand on the fisherman's dock overlooking the Sea of Japan. (Photo: Dale A. Brown)

Oga Peninsula at Sunset

The stunning views of the Oga Peninsula in Akita

Dale A. Brown   - 1 min read

The Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture is known for its rich cultural identity, but it also has some spectacular natural beauty as well. My favorite is a coastal drive down route 59 just as the sun begins to set on the Sea of Japan. Stunning vistas of rocky coastlines and breath taking horizons stretch from east to west. While you travel to Oga to partake in the rich Namahage culture of the region be sure to stay long enough to witness the amazing seaside sunsets. Oga can be accessed by car or train, about an hour drive from Akita City in Akita prefecture.

Dale A. Brown

Dale A. Brown @dale.brown

I was born and raised just outside of the city of Portland in beautiful Oregon wine country in the United States. In 2011 traveled to and studied at Akita International University focusing on Japanese culture and language as well as Korean culture. I graduated from Portland State University in 20...