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Hiking / Walking Spots in Aomori Area

  • Juniko (Twelve Lakes) Walking Trails
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Nishitsugarugunfukauramachi Matsukami National forest
    Juniko Walking Trails offer a full experience of the seasonal colors of Shirakami-Sanchi and with its few slopes and well-maintained woodchip trails it’s easy to walk as well. The scenery cleanses the soul with, beautiful ponds, ancient Japanese Judas trees and beeches dotting the woods, and one of Japan’s 100 Best Springs, Wakitsubo no Ike pond. The trails are open from early April to late November. It’s an hour drive from JR Juniko Station.
  • Anmon Valley Trail
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nishiya village Nakatsugaru gun, Aomori prefecture
    This is a hiking trail up the Anmon river, a tributary of the Iwaki river. You can see the three falls, third, second, and first in order. There are a lot of fallen rocks and places where you must walk through the shallows, so caution is advised. This is an advanced level trail.
  • Hakkoda Gourd Line
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Arakawa Kansuizawa
    The Hakkoda Gourd Line walking course with its well-maintained trails and easy walking got its name from its calabash-like shape. There are two routes, one taking 30 minutes and the other taking 60, but both offer a wonderful chance to enjoy the wetland and alpine plant scenery. It’s relatively easy to walk, but make sure you wear comfortable shoes. It’s about 40 minute drives from the Tohoku Expressway Kuroishi Interchange to the Hakkoda Ropeway.
  • Nature Experience Green House
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Tochikubo 182 Oirase Genjikan 2F
    This facility offers nature tours in deep natural fields designated as the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. The tours place importance on the experience of really feeling the magnificent story of life in this small corner of nature. The guide gives easy-to-understand explanations of the ivy forest, Oirase Keiryu mountain steam, Lake Towada and Akanuma Marsh at a relaxed pace.
  • Towada Lake Nature Guide Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Towada-shi Okuse Towadakohanyasumiya
    This club that plans and carries out guided tours to fully enjoy Lake Towada. Guided by a guide who knows all about Towada Lake, you can have more than your fill of the comfortable and historical Lake Towada.
  • Kawauchi River Valley Hiking Trail
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Mutsu-shi Kawauchimachi
    This valley is said to be one of the most picturesque destinations on the Shimokita Peninsula. Following the Kawauchi River, the valley has been outfitted with a 4.4 kilometer long walking path and visitors can enjoy fresh verdure in spring and summer as well as fall foliage in autumn. The walking path cross the Ajisai Bridge (a suspension bridge), Sekirei Bridge (an arch bridge), and Asunaro Bridge (a cable-stayed bridge). There are many observatory points along the path, as well, making it a great destination to enjoy a leisurely scenic hike.
  • Kenminnomori Bonjusan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Namiokadaishaka Sawauchi Sawa 1-1
  • Oirase Stream Walkway Course
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Towada-shi Okuse
  • Beech Hayashisansaku corse
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Nakatsugarugunnishimeyamura Kawaratai Okawazoe
  • Aomori Bay Promenade
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Aomori-shi Yasukata 2-chome
  • Kyuyasochoshizensansaku guide
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Towadakohanyasumiya 486

Aomori Areas


Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori’s fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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