About Aomori
Region:Tohoku
Island:Honshu
Capital:Aomori
Population:1,373,339
Area:9,645.40 sq. km

The characters for Aomori mean “blue forest” - a fitting name for the northernmost prefecture on the main Japanese island of Honshu.

Aomori is filled with beautiful landscapes - the gorgeous Hakkoda Mountains, the pristine Oirase River and Lake Towada, and the pretty cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Castle in the springtime - and as a result, it is one of the top hiking destinations in Japan during the warmer seasons.

In addition to its scenic views, tourists can travel through time by visiting the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, an archaeological site containing ruins from the prehistoric Jomon Period (14000 - 300 BC), as well as the aforementioned Hirosaki Castle, while munching on Aomori’s famous apples. Try to visit in early August if you can to witness the spectacular Nebuta Festival!

Things to Do in Aomori

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Aomori's Hypnotizing Lake

Aoike Pond is more than something special

Hakkoda Ropeway

All-season access to the Hakkoda mountains

Tohoku Top 10

Tour three prefectures in Northern Honshu

Sky High in Aomori's ASPAM

In and around the Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center

Community discussion

Aomori's Hypnotizing Lake

Aoike Pond is more than something special

This is a real treasure worth the visit. I went twice, but like you my trips were short. I would love to stay a day or two in the nearby hotels and really soak in the scenery and interesting Furofushi...

Annual Goninkan Card Championship

A "world" competition is good local fun

I hope you can beat the locals at their own game!

The Autumn Rice Field Art of Aomori

Something you have to see to believe

Wow, so creative! This is really something I have to see to believe that it's real! :)

Takayama Inari Shrine

Where the fox meets the dragon

Good morning Preethu, it is a wonderful and mysterious place to visit. !

Check it out if you have a chance. I would love to know how your experience was.