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AomoriThe Nearest Tohoku Destination

Aomori, located on the opposite side of the Tsugaru Strait, charms with beautiful scenery in each season.
Aomori's special product is apples, and there is also an abundance of blessings taken from the ocean.
Moreover, Aomori has an aquarium, art museums, and many other cultural tourism facilities.
Come take a historical stroll through antiquity and experience deep, traditional arts.

  • Hakkoda RopewayAomori

    A beautiful view for every season. Looking out from the gondola, you can see a panoramic view of Aomori that starts from the Hakkoda Mountains. The gorgeous autumn leaves charm those who make the journey.

    Address
    Mt.Hakkoda, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    9:00-16:20 (open until 15:40 from mid November to February)
    Closed
    Open daily (closed for 1 week in spring and autumn for inspection)
    Inquiries
    017-738-0343
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. BusApprox. 60 min.
  • Sukayu Hot SpringAomori

    Sukayu Hot Spring is famous for the "Hiba Sennin Bath" made entirely of cypress. Since opening 300 years ago, this mountain hot spring hotel remains a place of scenic beauty.

    Address
    50 Sukayu, Kokuyurin, Minami Arakawayama, Arakawa, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture
    Inquiries
    017-738-6400
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. BusApprox. 80 min.
  • Nebuta House Wa RasseAomori

    You can feel the history and charm of the Nebuta Festival at this museum. Four Nebuta flats are on regular display, and their intensity will overwhelm you.

    Address
    1-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    9:00-18:00 (open until 19:00 from May to August)
    Closed
    Maintenance closure (August 9th and 10th)
    Inquiries
    017-752-1311
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. TrainApprox. 6 min.
    3. Aomori Station
  • Furukawa Market Nokke DonAomori

    Walk around the market and make your own original seafood rice bowl by picking your favorite ingredients to put over rice. You will also enjoy chatting with the employees.

    Address
    1-11-16 Furukawa, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    7:00-16:00
    Closed
    Tuesday, January 1st and 2nd
    Inquiries
    017-763-0085
    Nokke Don Information Center
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. TrainApprox. 6 min.
    3. Aomori Station
    4. By footApprox. 5 min.
  • Seikan Ferry Hakkoda Maru Memorial Ship Aomori

    Panels, artifacts, and more display the history of the Seikan Ferry and the Hakkoda Maru. Also, there is a re-creation of the front of Aomori Station as it existed in the 1950s.

    Address
    112-15, 1-chome, Yanakawa, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    9:00-19:00 (open until 17:00 from November to March)
    Closed
    Monday (November to March), New Years Holiday (December 31 to January 1), ship inspection closure (March)
    Inquiries
    017-735-8150
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. TrainApprox. 6 min.
    3. Aomori Station
  • Special historic site: Sannai-Maruyama RuinsAomori

    We know about life during the Jomon Period from these ruins. Approximately 1,700 archeological artifacts, including some important cultural properties, are on display at the "Jomon Jiyukan (Jomon Period Learning Center)."

    Address
    Aza Maruyama, Oaza Sannai, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    9:00-18:00 (open until 17:00 from October to May)
    Closed
    New Years Holiday (December 30 - January 1)
    Inquiries
    017-782-9462
    Jomon Jiyukan
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. BusApprox. 15 min.
  • Aomori Museum of ArtAomori

    This museum offers exhibitions and collections centered around works by artists connected to Aomori Prefecture.

    Address
    185 Konno, Yasuda-Aza, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    9:30-17:00 (October to May)
    9:00-18:00 (June to September)
    Closed
    2nd and 4th Monday of every month (the following day, when that falls on a holiday), December 29-31
    Inquiries
    017-783-3000
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. BusApprox. 10 min.
  • Hirosaki Cherry Blossom FestivalHirosaki

    Gorgeous cherry blossoms and massive, old pine trees compete for beauty inside Hirosaki Park. Along with Hirosaki Castle Tower relocation efforts, the castle tower has been relocated to a temporary tower platform.

    Address
    1 Shimoshirogane-Cho, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture Hirosaki Park
    Closed
    from late April to early May
    Inquiries
    0172-35-3131
    Hirosaki Tourism and Convention Association
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. TrainApprox. 6 min.
    3. Hirosaki Station
  • Shirakami Sanchi Visitors CenterNishimeyamura

    This world heritage site contains a sprawling, old-growth Japanese beech forest that is one of the world's largest, remaining virtually untouched by humans. At the facility, you can learn about the connection between Japanese beech trees and the ecosystem.

    Address
    61-1 Kanda, Tashiro-Aza, Nishimeyamura Oo-Aza, Naka Tsugaru-Gun, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    8:30-17:00 (April to October)
    9:00-16:30 (November to March)
    Closed
    April to December: 2nd Monday of every month, January to March: Monday, Thursday (the following day when Monday or Thursday falls on a holiday), December 29 to January 3
    Inquiries
    0172-85-2810
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. By carApprox. 90 min.
  • Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, AomoriMisawa

    This aviation museum boasts the widest area of any aviation museum in Japan. With the themes of "sky" and "flying," this facility is full of displays and experiencs that make learning fun.

    Address
    158 Kitayama, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    9:00-17:00 (open 9:00-18:00 during summer vacation)
    Closed
    Mondays (the following day if Monday is a holiday), December 30 to January 1
    Inquiries
    0176-50-7777
    1. Hachinohe Station
    2. TrainApprox. 20 min.
    3. Misawa Station
    4. By footApprox. 15 min.
  • Hachinohe EnburiHachinohe

    A traditional native performance representative of the Hachinohe region. The skilled Noh actor referred to as a "Tayu" dances while wearing noble court headgear in the shape of a horse's head. The dance prays for an abundant harvest for the year.

    Address
    Aomori Prefecture Hachinohe City Center, Hachinohe City Hall Citizen's Square, etc.
    Closed
    Mid February
    Inquiries
    0178-41-1661
    Hachinohe Tourism and Convention Association
    1. Hachinohe Station
  • Hachinohe Senbei SoupHachinohe

    Nabe-specific nanbu senbei are broken up and placed inside soup for this hometown, stewed dish. You can try this soup at one of over 200 locations inside and outside the city.

    Address
    Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    varies by store location
    Closed
    varies by store location
    Inquiries
    0178-41-1661
    Hachinohe Tourism and Convention Association
    1. Hachinohe Station
  • Tsugaru Shamisen Performance ExperienceHirosaki

    Take lessons from a professional Tsugaru shamisen player before doing a performance yourself. Through playing the shamisen, you can have a taste of real Tsugaru culture.

    Address
    Tsugaru Han Neputa Mura 61 Kamenokomachi, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    9:00-17:00
    *reservation required
    Closed
    April 20 - May 10
    Inquiries
    0172-39-1511
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. TrainApprox. 45 min.
    3. Hirosaki Station
    4. BusApprox. 15 min.
  • Hirosaki Electrical FantasyHirosaki

    Western-style buildings left over from the Meiji and Taisho eras, cultural property facilities, and more light up inside the city. This fantastic event is performed right in the town.

    Address
    Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture
    Closed
    from late November - late February
    Inquiries
    0172-35-3131
    Hirosaki Tourism and Convention Association
    1. Shin-Aomori Station
    2. TrainApprox. 45 min.
    3. Hirosaki Station
  • Hasshoku CenterHachinohe

    Restaurants and a market with approximately 60 specialty stores are fully stocked with, first and foremost, fresh fish. You can also charcoal-roast and eat fish purchased at Shichi Rin Mura.

    Address
    22-2 Kamisai, Kawaragi Aza, Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    Market Building/9:00-18:00
    Taste Alley/9:00-19:00
    Kitchen Stadium/9:00-21:00
    Closed
    open daily
    Inquiries

    1. Hachinohe Station
    2. BusApprox. 10 min.
  • Hachinohe Maeoki MackerelHachinohe

    Hachinohe Maeoki is known as a place for catching mackerel. In autumn, fatty, delicious mackerel is unloaded so that it may be enjoyed at restaurants all around the city.

    Address
    Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture
    Hours
    varies by store location
    Closed
    varies by store location
    Inquiries
    0178-43-5111
    Hachinohe Maeoki Mackerel Brand Promotion Council
    1. Hachinohe Station