Located by lake Towada right in the center of Aomori prefecture, this Shinto shrine is recognized as a holy place in Aomori. Built according to the authorities in 807, Towada Shrine was previously famous as being dedicated to the god of water, Azure Dragon, known as Seiryu in Japanese. [...]

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Less impressive than Hotokegura, but also located in Aomori, Senjoziki Coast rock formation is the result of the uplifting of land due to an earthquake in 1792. The rock shelf of approximately 12 kilometers, on which the lord of the area had 1,000 tatami mats laid out for […]

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Kappa No Yu is an open-air public onsen located in Aomori’s famous Yagen Onsen area. On paper this little wonder is everything that someone could look for, unfortunately, the shortsightedness of the local government turned this little paradise into a sad abandoned place suffering from the harsh weather […]

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Hotokegaura is one of Aomori prefecture’s most scenic and most difficult rock formations to access. Today Hotokegaura is designated as a Natural Monument of Japan and pleasure boats are operated to enable landing and strolling on the coast. Nearly 20 million years ago, deep sea volcanic activity created a […]

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Located in Tsuruta in the northern Japan prefecture of Aomori, the Tsuru-no-Mai bridge is Japan's longest wooden bridge! Completed in July 1994, the 300-meter-long 3 arch bridge spans across Tsugaru Fujimi Lake. Tsuru no Mai Bridge appears differently as seasons change. Spectacular scenes of the bridge emerge with dusk […]

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Located just a few blocks away from the Auga fish market in Aomori City, the Furukawa fish market is maybe by far the most interesting market of the whole area. Indeed, unlike any other fish market in Japan, the Furukawa fish market gives you the possibility to create your […]

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Sannai-Maruyama is a Jomon period (14,000 - 300 BC) archaeological site located nearby Aomori City in north of Japan. Found quite recently, in 1992, when the prefecture of Aomori started to survey the area for a new baseball stadium, the Sannai-Maruyama quickly became a wealth of information for Japanese archeologists. [...]

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Just 30 minutes away from Aomori City, in Aomori prefecture (Tohoku) north of Japan, you will find the beautiful Seiryu-Ji temple. Founded just recently, in 1928, Seiryu-ji offers some of Japan’s and Tohoku’s tallest constructions with Tohoku tallest five-storey pagoda (39m) and Japan's largest bronze seated [...]

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The Auga Fish Market, or in Japanese the Auga Shinsen Ichiba, is a famous fish market located in the basement of the Auga Festival City Shopping center in Aomori City. Like its cousin Tsukiji, Auga Fish Market will offer you some of the freshest fish and other seafood in […]

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Taking place in Goshogarawa between August 4th and 8th, the Goshagaware Tachineputa features some massive 23m tall and 19-ton parade floats that roam around the tiny little streets of Goshogawara with dancers all cheering and shouting “Yattemare! Yattemare!” […]

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The Aomori Nebuta is a Japanese fire festival held annually between August 2nd and 7th in Aomori city featuring over twenty nebutas or massive lantern floats based on kabuki or mythical stories. The Aomori Nebuta Festival is thought to have originated from the Tanabata festival, but its real roots […]

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Alongside Koyansan and Heizan, Osorezan or the Mount Osore, is one of the three most sacred places in Japan. Over 1,000 years ago, a Buddhist priest in search of a mountain resembling the world of Buddha, stumbled upon Mount Osore and its unique landscape, which, according to the legend […]

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