Welcome to the northernmost prefecture on Japan’s main island, Honshu, where rich nature and enchanting culture fused into one. Aomori is best known for its top-quality apple production, spectacular festivals, and memorable sightseeing. Hirosaki, the former regional capital city, remains one of the most popular viewing spots in Japan during the cherry blossom season. Aomori’s verdant landscapes, exquisite cuisine, and seasonal highlights will keep you wanting to return.

Destinations

The hidden gems of Aomori are spread over several areas. Make sure to check out Aomori’s finest apples, beautiful sceneries, and the symbiotic forest, World Natural Heritage Site’s Shirakami Sanchi.

Aomori

Awe-inspiring festivals, modern art and the world's largest virgin beech forest

Hirosaki

Hiker's paradise: wild forests, waterfalls, and a traditional castle town 

Lake Towada

The largest caldera lake on Japan's main island, Honshu.

Shirakami Sanchi

A UNESCO World Heritage known  for its primeval forests of beech trees

Hachinohe

Expansive coastlines, fresh seafood, and unique yatai nightlife.

Nebuta Matsuri

Visited by 3 million people annually, this matsuri is one of Tohoku's Three Great Festivals. 

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.

Apple

Aomori Prefecture makes up 56 % of the apple market in Japan. Its greatest production is of the Fuji variety, which has moderate acidity with a pleasant crunchy texture. As the number one producer in Japan, Aomori also offers the best apple pie, cider, and nutritional apple bath.

Ichigoni

A Hachikami traditional cuisine, ichigoni is a richly flavored seafood soup with sea urchin and abalone from the Pacific Ocean. The sea urchin in the broth looks like a wild strawberry (ichigo), and therefore it was named so. This dish is often served during the New Year celebration.

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Experience

Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!

Apple Picking

Apple Picking

Aomori’s apple picking season begins from early July to mid-November. Generally, the best time for picking apples in Aomori is August, however, it depends on the apple harvesting time. Experience apple picking to your heart's content for a small fee at Hirosaki City Park, Michi-no-eki Nango, and many others.

Trekking

Trekking

Aomori has rich forests with unforgettable scenery such as Mt. Iwaki, Shirakami-Sanchi, and the Shimokita Peninsula and there are various trekking and hiking courses that beginners can also try easily.

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Recommended Hotels

Never miss out good deals on these strategic and well known hotels. Contact us for more information!

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori

Art Hotel Aomori

Richmond Hotel Aomori

Hotel JAL City Aomori

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More Ideas

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