Aomori

Visit the northernmost tip of Honshu

About Aomori

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Hachinohe

Hachinohe

Hachinohe promises expansive coastlines, fresh seafood at the morning markets or a unique nightlife at the yatai village. The people of Hachinohe are always friendly and welcoming to visitors.

Hirosaki

Hirosaki

A castle town turned small city, Hirosaki is bigger than the rural towns most frequent in outer Aomori, but smaller than the regional capital. You’ll have to go a fair way off the beaten track in northern Honshu to get here and if you go much further, you’ll be in Hokkaido. I’d rec..

Aomori City

Aomori City

Aomori City is the capital of Aomori prefecture, and offers much to see and do, especially along the coastline with Aomori Bay. Aomori's Nebuta Warasse Museum invites visitors to learn about the history of nebuta festival floats, while at the adjacent A-Factory, visitors can go shopping or sampl..

Dining

Anzu Izakaya in Hirosaki

Anzu Izakaya in Hirosaki

When I arrived in Hirosaki, one of the things I found at the tourist office was a little leaflet called 'Eight local culinary specialties', with information about a range of dishes and their histories. For example, much of the local food is v..

Pokhara Indian Restaurant Hachinohe

Pokhara Indian Restaurant Hachinohe

If you're looking for somewhere to eat and drink in Hachinohe, then on the southern side of the town there's a compact little grid of streets with scores of cafes and restaurants, so many that it can be hard to choose. If you like Indian food..

Zen Izakaya in Mutsu

Zen Izakaya in Mutsu

Early starts and busy days make for hungry people. After crossing the Shimokita Hanto by bus then arriving in Mutsu at 7:30am, seeing the sacred mountain of Osore-zan, then shopping in the town, I was ready for a good dinner. The friendly owner of a ..

Places to stay

Hotel Naqua City Hirosaki

Hotel Naqua City Hirosaki

Hotel Naqua City Hirosaki, part of the Naqua Hotels & Resorts group, is a perfect choice as your place to stay while on a business trip or holiday in Aomori Prefecture. With its convenient location there is excellent access to famous tourist spot..

Art Hotel Color Aomori

Art Hotel Color Aomori

The Japanese business hotel experience is fairly universal. Anyone who spends time in Tokyo can at least recognize them from the outside; in fact one could argue that the speckling of blue neon Toyoko Inn signs are what make Tokyo’s night time ..

Hotel Pearl City Hachinohe

Hotel Pearl City Hachinohe

The HMI Hotel Group provides hospitable accommodation across seven brands of hotel in Japan, of which Pearl City is one. Hotel Pearl City Hachinohe is conveniently located just a three-minute walk away from the north exit of Hon-Hachinohe Statio..

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Hakkoda Ropeway

Hakkoda Ropeway

The Hakkoda Ropeway ferries visitors from the base of the Hakkoda mountains to the peak of Mount Tamoyachi above. Opened in 1968, the ropeway has been in continuous operation for nearly half a century and remains open throughout the year. There&rsqu..

Tohoku Top 10

Tohoku Top 10

Exploring Tohoku, the northern region of Japan’s biggest island, Honshu, always pleases. The region is made up of six prefectures: Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata. The keyword for Tohoku is nature, and though the region ha..

Sky High in Aomori's ASPAM

Sky High in Aomori's ASPAM

A is for Aomori, apples, and ASPAM. No matter how long you plan to stay in Aomori City, there are countless places to go, one of which is the Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center, or ASPAM, Aomori Prefecture Sightseeing Products Mansion. A short 8-minut..

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About aomori

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionTohoku
IslandHonshu
CapitalAomori
Population1,373,339
Area9,645.40 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!

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