Aomori City Guide

Culture and Art

Sannai Maruyama Site

The recent discovery of the Sannai Maruyama Site revolutionized existing theories on Jomon culture. The exhibition center, ‘Jomon Jiyukan’ offers various hands-on experiences, including making Jomon pochettes and mini clay figures. Near by, visitors can also view the Komakino Site, large stone circles from the Jomon period whose mysteries have yet to be uncovered.

Wa rasse Aomori Museum of Art

Located a short walk from Aomori station. Wa rasse offers visitors an authentic Nebuta experience all year round.

Aomori Museum of Art was created in harmony with Sannai Maruyama, as it sits adjacent to the Jomon-period historical site. Visitors will be able to enjoy the works of artist related to Aomori including Shiko Munakata.more

Asamushi Area01

Hot Spring in Asamushi

Along with a boundless view of Mutsu Bay, this hot spring area has a history of nearly 1,200 years, but still offers a moment of luxury even today. The onsen of Asamushi Onsen Ryokan Union provide a place to relax and unwind throughout the year.

Hakkoda Area

Hakkoda in Winter

Hakkoda is a mecca for snow sports. As well as skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing in Hakkoda’s renowned winter wonderland is becoming more and more popular. National route 103, also called the ‘Hakkoda-Towada Gold Line’, is closed during the winter months, but re-opens on April 1st every year and allows you to drive along the snow corridor, which can reach up to 9 meters in height.

Hot Spring in Hakkoda

Hakkoda is a major hot spring area in Aomori-prefecture.

Aquarium Asamushi

This aquarium features a 15 meter-long water tunnel and an amazing dolphin show.

City Center

Aomori Prefecture tourist center ASPAM A-FACTORY

This 76 meter-high building symbolises the initial letter of Aomori and is filled with various attractions.

Located on the waterfront, A-FACTORY is the perfect place to sample contemporary Aomori cuisine.more

Cuissine and Shopping

apples Apple Hill

Aomoi is known throughout Japan as the "Apple Kingdom" and here visitors can sample apple juice.jam,pie,cider,pastries, and many other delicious products.

This apple-themed roadside rest area is located in Namioka, Aomori City. Farmer’s market booths as well as the U-pick Garden are open from September to November and are very popular with visitors.

Fresh Seafood

Being surrounded by the Sea of Japan, the Tsugaru Strait and the Pacific Ocean, Aomori is home to various kinds of seafood. Ocean delicacies can be enjoyed in abundance throughout the seasons.