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.