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Aomori

Visit the northernmost tip of Honshu

About Aomori
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Top Attractions in Aomori

Around Aomori

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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Upcoming Aomori Events

Towada City Spring Festival 2025

Towada City Spring Festival 2025

Kim

When Kanchogai Street's cherry trees are looking their best, the annual Towada City Spring Festival takes place. Along with t...

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Nango Summer Jazz Festival 2024

Nango Summer Jazz Festival 2024

Kim

Held in the Nango district of Aomori's Hachinohe City, the Nango Summer Jazz Festival is one of Japan's leading jazz events. ...

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Where to eat in Aomori

Aomori: Food Guide

Aomori: Food Guide

Tom Roseveare

Aomori is famous for apples, but Japan-bound foodies can discover so much more thanks to a much-loved local food culture, ins...

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Tasting Tsugaru

Tasting Tsugaru

Japan Travel

The roads that wind through the lush landscape of the Tsugaru Plain in Aomori Prefecture are lined with rice paddies and orde...

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Places to stay in Aomori

Aoni Onsen

Aoni Onsen

Sandro Bernardinello

A remote ryokan in Aomori prefecture will bring you back into the past. No electricity and no wifi; and only old oil lamps to...

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Latest Aomori Reports

Ashino Park Sakura Festival

Ashino Park Sakura Festival

Kim

Aomori's Ashino Park is home to over 2000 cherry trees, and appears on the list of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots.

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Aomori Airport

Aomori Airport

Kim

The wonders of Aomori Prefecture are easily accessible courtesy of Aomori Airport. Located just over 12 kilometers from the c...

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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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