Fujiwara Heritage Park, also known in Japanese as Esashi Fujiwara no Sato, is smart little theme park built as a Heian period city and located in the heart of Iwate in Oshu City, also the birthplace of Kiyohira, the first lord of the Oshu-Fujiwara clan […]

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Located in the heart of Yamagata prefecture mountains, Ginzan Onsen or in English the Silver Mountain Hot Spring, is a secluded little hot spring town with a rich history in silver mining! Indeed, before becoming one of Japan most picturesque Hot Spring town, Ginzan Onsen was famous for its […]

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Geto Onsen is a traditional ryokan offering the chance to anyone visiting to enjoy a natural open-air hot spring bath in the earth of the Yakeishi mountains in Kurikoma Quasi-National Park. Founded in 1134 near by a crystal clear river, the five open air baths of Geto […]

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Iwate prefecture is located in the heart of Tohoku between Aomori and Miyagi. It features some of Japan most majestic coasts and cliffs. It is true however, that the Iwate coastal front, like many other places in the Tohoku region deeply suffered from the devastation of the 2011 tsunami […]

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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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Located in the majestic Tono valley in the heart of Iwate prefecture, the Tono Furusato village is an old reconstructed Japanese village turned museum that’s open all year long. Often used by Japanese TV as shooting locations for many dramas and movies, the Tono Furusato Village and its many […]

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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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