At a Glance
Recently adsorbed into Ishinomaki, Ogatsu town is a beautiful place, full of nature and wonderful views of the ocean.
There are two natural parks here, where visitors can explore nature trails, climb Mount Kenjo, or just chill on the beach.
Ogatsu’s speciality food is the hotate (scallop), and every year in early October, Ogatsu has a Hotate festival.
Also said to have a phallic festival that goes on there,
but reliable information is hard to find because Japanese people a little nervous when you talk about it.
Places to Eat
Places to Visit
Things to Do
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Ogatsu Houinkagura - 雄勝法印神楽
Considered an Intangible Cultural Heritage item, the Ogatsu Houinkagura is a kagura performance local to Ogatsu. Heavily impacted by the Great Tohoku Earthquake in 2011, they are slowly rebuilding their stages and props.
Ogatsu Date no Kurofune Taiko - 雄勝町伊達の黒船太鼓
Ogatsu's Taiko group, called Date's Black Ship, was heavily affected by the Great Tohoku Earthquake as well. They were established in 1991. They still put on regular yearly performances.