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Aomori

Visit the northernmost tip of Honshu

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Upcoming Aomori Events

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Apr 23rd - May 3rd

The Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at the Hirosaki Castle Park each year between April 23rd and May 3rd. Regarde..

¥320
Ashino Park Sakura Festival

Ashino Park Sakura Festival

Apr 29th - May 5th

Aomori's Ashino Park is home to over 2000 cherry trees, and appears on the list of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing..

Free
The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki

The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki

Mar 6th - May 9th

A special exhibition taking place at the Aomori Museum of Art looks at the works of Tomino Yoshiyuki, who is seen as an innovator..

¥1,500

Where to eat in Aomori

Tasting Tsugaru

Tasting Tsugaru

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The roads that wind through the lush landscape of the Tsugaru Plain in Aomori Prefecture are lined with rice paddies and orderly..

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Aomori: Food Guide

Aomori: Food Guide

Tom Roseveare

Aomori is famous for apples, but Japan-bound foodies can discover so much more thanks to a much-loved local food culture, inspired..

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Places to stay in Aomori

Aoni Onsen

Aoni Onsen

Sandro Bernardinello

A remote ryokan in Aomori prefecture will bring you back into the past. No electricity and no wifi; and only old oil lamps to light..

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Osorezan

Osorezan

Andrew Checkley

The Shimokita Peninsula's Osorezan is an ancient holy site, an unusual landscape and a remarkable experience.

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Aomori Airport

Aomori Airport

Kim

The wonders of Aomori Prefecture are easily accessible courtesy of Aomori Airport. Located just over 12 kilometers from the city..

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

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!

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