About Aomori
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!

Latest travel features

Jizo Statues of Osorezan

Rescuing souls trapped between Heaven and Hell

Hell and Heaven: Osorezan

A wasteland with subtle beauty

Takayama Inari Shrine

Where the fox meets the dragon

Aomori's Amazing Apples

The best way to enjoy apples is pick them yourself

Community discussion

The Autumn Rice Field Art of Aomori

Wow!! Really incredible - A reason to visit Aomori!

Tanesashi Coast Promenade

This is an absolutely lovely place! Lovely photos!

Utou-jinja Shrine, Aomori

This looks very beautiful and peaceful, I could simply spend hours in such a place, Thank you for sharing.

Jizo Statues of Osorezan

I loved the (so) wrapped jizo.