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Aomori
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Heroic festival and antiquity:

Aomori City is prefectural seat of Aomori that is the northernmost prefecture of Honshu. There is ferry Port for Hakodate, Hokkaido and the terminal of Tohoku Shinkansen, which make the city become an important point of transportation. It is really a tourist city with its famous summer festival, antiquities, hot springs and volcanic topography.

 

Access and Getting Around

It is the terminal of some JR Lines,and a direct train to Tokyo is available. Planes,  from Aomori Airport arrive at Tokyo and other Japanese cities and Seoul, Korea. It is also a base point bound for Hokkaido by train or ferry. If you ride a ferry only, you can take a shuttle bus from Aomori Station to Aomori Ferry Terminal. 6 shuttle buses per day.

By train

3 hours from Tokyo to Shin Aomori Station via the Tohoku Shinkansen, transfer at Aomori Station with 1 train  per 20 minutes.

By bus

9 hours 30 minutes from Tokyo by night bus with 3 bus services per day.

By plane

1 hour 30 minutes from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori Airport, via JAL, 6 flights per day; 1 hour from Itami in Osaka via JAL, ANA, 6 flights per day; others from Sapporo, Nagoya, Seoul, Korea.

By ferry

3 hours 40 minutes from Hakodate Port to Aomori Port with 16 ferry services per day.

Aomori

Features

Nebuta Festival

-Festivals 

It is a parade that people walk through the central street while they ring bells and drumsand push a huge festival car with large lanterns which are printed ukiyoe on their surface.The characteristic of Aomori Nebuta Festival is that the attendees called Haneto jumpand dance following the festival car.A visitor cannot pass it over.Everyone is allowed to take part in the Haneto, and costumes for th...

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Nebuta House Waratse

-Culture 

It is a document museum next to Aomori Station.Four or five lantern cars which take part in the festival are shown in the museum.In addition, a movie which introduces the history of the festival and the production process is displayed.Tourists can know all about the festival through the movie. The facility cannot be overlooked....

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Sannai-maruyam Remains

-Historic Sites 

It is a remains of an ancient tribe 13000 years ago, located in the southwest of Aomori City.In the wide site there are large columns, residence for gatherings, private residences.Besides living sites, there are graves of adults and children, wooden products, ceramics, a cinema room.Tourists also visit the excavation spot in process. It is a really meaningful facility.Tourists can have relaxing ti...

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Shinsen Mart Auga

-Food 

Local and tourists visit it where there are also restaurants.Prices here are reasonable.It is in the basement of a building called Auga in front of the station....

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Furukawa Market

-Food 

It is an ordinary reasonable-price seafood market.If you buy a meal ticket at a fixed price,you can choose ingredients from different shops and enjoy them, which is an interesting system....

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Sukayu Onsen

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

The representative hot spring is in the middle of the way from Aomori to Mount Hakkoda toward the south.It is famous for its big bath which contains 1000 people, and Sukayu means strong acid hot spring.It is easy to know the hot spring culture of the Northeastern region.It is known for the heaviest snowfall area in Japan, whose most snowfall is 5 meters thick.Many visitors have a one-day trip.Bus ...

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Mount Hakkoda

-Mountain View 

Ropeway Station is in the middle toward the Sukayu hot spring from the Aomori cityand it is a large panorama to be able to look around from mountaintop Station observatory to the Gulf of Mutsu.There are the hiking course in colored leaves,and it is a popular skiing area in Aomori becase deep snow ski of the winter rime on trees, a backcountry and various slopes.The rime on trees of the winter skii...

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Mt.Hakkoda Hiking

-Outdoor Activities 

It is dotted with ponds and marshes from the Ropeway Mountaintop Station,and the trail is maintained around the large treasure of the outstanding alpine plants in Japan.It is attractive for hikers for there are a 30-minute trail and one-hour one.Furthermore, a trail of three hours 30 minutes to the Sukayu Onsen hot spring is the splendid course with superb viewthat is recommended to the night spen...

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Accommodation around Aomori

Links

Aomori Tourism and Convention Association

Aomori Prefecture

 

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