AomoriAomori 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.
Places to visit in Aomori
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Sukayu Onsen Hot Spring
This popular onsen ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn with hot spring baths, is located at the foot of the Hakkoda Mountains. People visit its hiba senjin, or “cypress bath for 1,000 people”, a large mixed-sex bath, for its restorative qualities. Their tama no
Hirosaki Park, composed of a botanical garden and a general area, is located on the premises of Hirosaki Castle. The area is famous for its Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring and Chrysanthemum Festival in the fall.
This coastline is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty in Hachinohea. The 5-kilometer-long promenade overlooks the Pacific Ocean, making it a recommended spot for beach goers, hikers and picnickers. The Tanesashi Coast is well known for its natural
Oirase Keiryu Hotel
Oirase Keiryu Hotel, owned by luxury property developer Hoshino Resort, is a hotel located near the Oirase Stream.
Koganesaki Furofushi Onsen
Furofushi Onsen has a famous open air hot spring where you can see the sunset and the Sea of Japan while bathing.
Hirosaki Castle is located within Hirosaki Park, a popular place among locals for cherry blossom viewing. The castle was built in 1611, burnt down only 16 years later and was then rebuilt in 1810.
Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art
Dedicated to woodblock printmaker and painter Shiko Munakata, the Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art rotates its exhibitions four times a year.
Only a 2-minute walk from JR Aomori Train Station, Iroha Ryokan offers simple Japanese-style rooms with a flat-screen TV. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests and free parking is available.
Yachi Onsen offers accommodation in Towada. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are equipped with a TV. There is a gift shop at the property.
Oirase Mori no Hotel
Oirase Mori no Hotel offers accommodation in Towada. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room.
Hotel Route-Inn Aomori Ekimae
Hotel Route-Inn Aomori Ekimae is within a 15-minute walk from the Hirota-jinja Shrine and the Prefectural Kyodokan. It offers modern accommodation with a public bath, massage services and free internet.
Hotel Pearl City Hachinohe
Featuring a foot massage service and Japanese Restaurant, Hotel Pearl City is just a 5-minute walk from JR Honhachinohe Train Station. Rooms include a private bathroom free wired internet access.
Toyoko Inn Hachinohe Ekimae
A mere 2-minute walk from Hachinohe Station, Toyoko Inn offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. It provides chargeable massages, a launderette and free-use computers and a printer.
Hirosaki Grand Hotel
Hirosaki Grand Hotel offers accommodation in Hirosaki. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a bath.
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