A-Factory in Aomori Prefecture is a premier duty-free marketplace that houses and sells various products, such as sweets, processed goods, fresh vegetables and fruits, and more wonders from all over Aomori, most notable are, of course, Aomori apples. Aomori remains the largest and most popular producer of apples in Japan.
Opened in late 2010, in conjunction with the extension of the Tohoku Shinkansen line to Aomori, the market is located on the Aomori Bay and makes for a striking outline against the Aomori bay Bridge. For tourists visiting the capital of the prefecture, A-Factory is an easy and convenient stop for specialty products.
As well as being a market for prefectural goods, the factory also serves as the brewery for an in-house apple cider that visitors can see being produced. By purchasing a tasting card, guests can even sample the freshly produced cider of A-Factory. In addition, there are several eateries and restaurants inside, ranging from burgers to apple fries.
All of the shopping and sampling and eating that awaits inside of A-Factory can also be enjoyed on the terrace or with a bay view from the large windows.
Shop for local produce and other products and goods in the marketplace.
Sample your purchases or eat at one of the restaurants inside A-Factory.
Take a tour of the apple cider brewery and sample the product with a tasting card, available for purchase.
A one-minute walk from Aomori Station.
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