Aomori (青森県, Aomori-ken) 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!
The Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at the Hirosaki Castle Park each year between April 23rd and May 3rd. Regarde..
Aomori's Ashino Park is home to over 2000 cherry trees, and appears on the list of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing..
A special exhibition taking place at the Aomori Museum of Art looks at the works of Tomino Yoshiyuki, who is seen as an innovator..
The roads that wind through the lush landscape of the Tsugaru Plain in Aomori Prefecture are lined with rice paddies and orderly..