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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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Nebuta House Wa Rasse

This cultural museum is located close to Aomori Station and dedicated to the Nebuta summer festival.Read more

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Hirosaki Castle

Hirosaki Castle is located within Hirosaki Park, a popular place among locals for cherry blossom viewing. The castle was built in 1611, burnt down ...Read more

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Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori Nebuta Festival is held every year from August 2nd to 7th and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan, attracting over 3 million visito...Read more

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Sannai-Maruyama Site

The historic site of Sannai-Maruyama features remains of an ancient settlement and is located about 15 to 20 minutes south of Aomori station by car.Read more

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Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art

The Aomori Prefectural Museum of Art is a modern art museum located in Aomori Prefecture. The opening hours may vary according to the seasons, plea...Read more

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Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru

Hakkodamaru, the ship which used to connect Aomori to Hakodate, was the longest Seikan ferry in operation and is now on exhibition as a memorial fe...Read more

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Mount Osore

Mount Osore, or Osorezan in Japanese, is a volcanic mountain far North in Aomori prefecture.Read more

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