Aomori prefecture is surrounded by the sea and boasts amazing natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventures. It is the home of Lake Towada, the Hakkoda Mountains and Shirakami Sanchi which is a natural World Heritage site. Famous for fishing and agriculture, the cuisine of the area is based on delicious local ingredients. The people of Aomori also really love to party; colorful and unique local festivals are held every season, the most famous being the Nebuta festival in late August. With the completion of the Tohoku Shinkansen Line access to Aomori prefecture is easier than ever before. Explore the area's relaxing hot springs, gourmet food, and rich history.

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A Quick Guide to the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori Prefecture

After moving to the Aomori Prefecture a couple months ago, I started taking advantage of the free time I had to see the sights of the more rural and mountainous parts of Japan. Having a car makes it easy to drive on the back roads through farmlands and tiny to

Takayama Inari Shrine in Aomori

The prefecture of Aomori is at the northern part of Tohoku. Only 1.3 million people are living there. Aomori has a very beautiful coastline and nature areas. Especially during the winter when all is full of snow it looks like a fairytale. Unfortunately it is k