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Aomori

Visit the northernmost tip of Honshu

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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 peaceful..

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 light..

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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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Towada-Hachimantai National Park

Towada-Hachimantai National Park

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The Towada-Hachimantai National Park covers two expansive portions of the mountain ranges of northern Tōhoku. It is an experie..

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About 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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