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Aomori

Visit the northernmost tip of Honshu

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Hirosaki

Hirosaki

A castle town turned small city, Hirosaki is bigger than the rural towns most frequent in outer Aomori, but smaller than the ...

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Aomori City

Aomori City

Aomori City is the capital of Aomori prefecture, and offers much to see and do, especially along the coastline with Aomori Ba...

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Hachinohe

Hachinohe

Hachinohe promises expansive coastlines, fresh seafood at the morning markets or a unique nightlife at the yatai village. The...

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Hikari no Sakura-Momiji

Hikari no Sakura-Momiji

Serena Ogawa

This Naked x Hirosaki Castle collab is sure to get you in the mood for warm sweaters, hot chocolate, and all things autumn.

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The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki

The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki

Kim

A special exhibition taking place at the Aomori Museum of Art looks at the works of Tomino Yoshiyuki, who is seen as an innov...

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Where to eat in Aomori

Lemon Cafe, Hirosaki

Lemon Cafe, Hirosaki

Peter Sidell

In Hirosaki in Japan's Aomori prefecture, Lemon Cafe is a great place to relax over a slice of cake or light meal, with a pea...

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Places to stay in Aomori

Ishiba Ryokan, Hirosaki

Ishiba Ryokan, Hirosaki

Peter Sidell

In the historic town of Hirosaki in Japan's Aomori prefecture, Ishiba Ryokan is a traditional family-run guesthouse, close to...

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Osorezan

Osorezan

Andrew Checkley

The Shimokita Peninsula's Osorezan is an ancient holy site, an unusual landscape and a remarkable experience.

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About Aomori

Aomori
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Tohoku
Island Honshu
Capital Aomori
Population 1,373,339
Area 9,645.40 sq. km

Aomori (青森県, Aomori-ken) is filled with beautiful landscapes - the gorgeous Hakkoda Mountains, the pristine Oirase River and Lake Towada, and the pretty cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Castle in the springtime - and as a result, it is one of the top hiking destinations in Japan during the warmer seasons.

In addition to its scenic views, tourists can travel through time by visiting the Sannai-Maruyama Ruins, an archaeological site containing ruins from the prehistoric Jomon Period (14000 - 300 BC), as well as the aforementioned Hirosaki Castle, while munching on Aomori’s famous apples. Try to visit in early August if you can to witness the spectacular Nebuta Festival!

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