- Alluvial gold panning
Gold panning in a modern “Kanayamashu” style
Gold dust was discovered in Osarizawa mine in the past. And the people from before used a tool called a "Pan (bowl)" to separate and pick out gold dusts of specific gravity. You can experience gold panning here and take home the gold you find in a special bottle as a souvenir.
- Waterfall viewing course with a guide
The beautiful nature scenery of Towada Hachimantai with different colors for each season
Enjoy the beautiful contrast of the landscape scenery and it’s reflection on the water's surface as well as the alpine flora.
- Strolling around Kakunodate’s Little Kyoto in traditional Kimono
A walk around the Bukeyashiki (Samurai residence) in a traditional Kimono will gives you an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy the experience of wearing a traditional Kimono at the Old Tatetsu House and then take a walk around Kakunodate's Little Kyoto. Strolling around Kakunodate must be more enjoyable when you wear Kimono.
- Ride a rickshaw around the streets of Kakunodate
Let a rickshaw guide you through the streets of this town for a much more unforgettable experience than just strolling around. It doesn't matter if this is your first time visiting or if you're a frequent visitor, you will always discover something in the beautiful Kakunodate.
- Itaya Crafts Production
The Itaya craft takes a sapling and tears it into thin strips, weaving them to make Itaya horses. You can enjoy making Itaya handicrafts, known as the "traditional handicraft" of Akita prefecture.
- Gemstone Kaleidoscope Making
Let’s make a handmade gemstone kaleidoscope!
Choose agates or crystals that you like and put it in the cylinder. Then decorate it, and bring your own kaleidoscope home.
- Food Trip Course
Experience making original Kiritanpo at the Kiritanpo Capital!
- Diesel Locomotive Driving Experience and Test Course
Experience driving Japan’s diesel locomotive! A basic driving tutorial will be given at the station. This is a special experience in Japan that you wouldn’t want to miss out on!
- Stay over at the Blue Train Akebono!
The popular sleeper limited express Akebono 24 series passenger car that has been connecting Ueno to Akita and Aomori for 44 years since 1970 has now released the "Blue Train Akebono" at Kosaka Railroad Rail Park as a lodging facility.
Located the former Kosaka station entrance, that maintains its Meiji-era atmosphere, the Kosaka Railroad Rail Park is a vast station where one can bask in memories from the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa era.
- Important Japanese Cultural Behind-the-scenes Experience!
Learn about the history and characteristics of the Shibai playhouse, as well as the stage equipment (revolving stage, suppon), dressing room(Gakuya), and more. Kuroko will guide you through a tour. Don't miss the revolving stage and the Gakuya, where you can see Kabuki actors’ signatures. During winter season (December to March), you can experience turning the biggest revolving stage in Japan, enjoy taking pictures while wearing Kabuki actors' costumes, and more.