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  • Tanakaya
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Ichibanchou Horn
    This is an old lacquer shop located a five-minute walk from Hirosaki Park, established in 1897. The storefront is unique for its blackened pillars using wood taken from a former municipal building. Inside the shop are Tsugaru lacquered items from chopsticks to low tables, using various coatings including Karanuri, Nanakonuri, or Susukinuri. In the sub-basement is a tea room with relaxing atmosphere. In the attached Tsugaru Lacquer Museum, one can observe a Tsugaru lacquer workshop through glass.
  • Sakura House Souvenir Shop
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Shimoshiroganechou 2-1 In Hirosaki municipal sightseeing hall
    Sakura House is a souvenir shop inside Hirosaki City Tourism Museum in a corner of Otemon Square next to Hirosaki Park. The shop sells such things as products made from apples, specialty products like Tsugaru confections, and traditional handicrafts like Tsugaru ceramics, etc. They also sell apples from October through to June.
  • Bunaco Showroom Bless
    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Dotemachi 100-1 Mariya Building 2F
    This showroom displays Bunaco products, a brand of wood crafts with good water resistance designed for ease of maintenance, and with unique designs, created through a specialized production method developed to more effectively utilize buna (beech) wood. There are many items here, including tableware, lamps, interior goods, and acclaimed items which have won Good Design awards, as well as goods made in collaboration with other brands.
  • Craft Shop Yuzuriha
    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Towadakohanyasumiya 486
    Craft Shop Yuzuriha is located in Okuse Towadakohan Yasumiya, Towada City, and sells handicrafts. The shop handles handmade crafts collected from around the Tohoku region based on the concept of what you can use in your daily life. There are over 1,000 items on display in the shop and they often hold exhibitions in other prefectures too.
  • Oma Tourist Souvenir Center
    10 Reviews
    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunomamachi Oma Hei 17-728
    A souvenir shop located on the northernmost tip of Honshu. As well as tuna, the specialty of Oma, and processed food made from sea urchin and scallop, the shop sells stickers, tote bags and various original tuna themed goods. Their most popular product is their original product, salted tuna fish guts.


  • Aomori Shunmikan
    45 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Ishie Takama 140-2
    Aomori Shunmikan is a place where Aomori’s delicious food is gathered. It also has many restaurants and souvenir shops. There are also many events and it is always busy, and there are limited time exhibitions of young producers and business founders from the prefecture. It is conveniently located at JR Shin-Aomori Station.

    We had lunch at Sakanakkui no Den while waiting for the shinkansen. The Hokke meal set came with a whole gorgeous meaty fish, and miso soup with good quality wakame seaweed. The place will adversely...

  • Madeny
    3 Reviews
    Aomori Pref. Goshogawarashi Kanagichou Asahiyama 195-2
    A restaurant and souvenir shop which provides sightseeing information on the Kanagi Town area, sells local specialty products, and serves regional cuisine. Kanagi Town is also the hometown of renowned author Osamu Dazai, and events relating to the writer are also held here. In the Hana restaurant inside the specialty products hall, you can enjoy a rice bowl, a favorite of Dazai's.


  • Aomori Tourist Information Center, ASPAM
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yasukata 1-1-40
    A tourist information center providing information on the industries, sightseeing destinations, and local crafts of Aomori Prefecture. Aspam Bussan, located inside the facility, is a huge souvenir store and carries one of the largest selections in the prefecture. The shop's top seller is the Ragueneau Sasaki Ki ni Naru Ringo, a delicately sweet pastry made by taking whole Aomori-grown Fuji apples minus the core soaked in syrup and baked whole in a pie crust.
  • Kyororo
    15 Reviews
    Aomori Pref. Nishitsugarugunfukauramachi Matsukami Matsunami mountain 1-56
    A souvenir shop located a 10 minute walk from Ao-ike Pond which sells local specialty products. The establishment also has a light meal corner, paid parking, and a scheduled bus stop. Serving as a base for tourism in the Juniko area, the establishment also has coin lockers, offers free wheelchair rentals, and accepts packages for express delivery.

    お土産屋と喫茶が併設です。 休憩に喫茶を利用しました。 抹茶団子、カレーパン、アップルパイを購入。お冷の紙コップは申し入れないともらえなかったです。 アップルパイは手作りのような味で美味しかったです。カレーパンも外サクサクで中身が詰まっていて美味しかった。抹茶団子は想像していたのと違って、中にあんこが入っていたのでちょっと微妙でした。

  • Tsugaru Kanayamayaki
    Aomori Pref. Goshogawarashi Kaneyama Chiyoduru 5-79
    A pottery studio in Chiyozuru, Kanayama, Goshogawara City. Here they make Tsugaru Kanayamayaki pottery made from high quality clay, which accumulates in Kanayama's Otame Pond and is fired without glazing. Pottery works are displayed and sold in the gallery. In the attached restaurant pizza cooked in a wood kiln is served on Kanayamayaki crockery and pizza-making classes are held.
  • Hotate Hiroba
    25 Reviews
    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Hiranaimachi
    This complex houses local produce shops and a display gallery along the Oshu Highway and the Tsuchiya Bypass in Tsuchiya-kagigake, Hiranai Town, Higashitsugaru County. Specializing in scallops, fresh seafood from Mutsu Bay, and a variety of sea products and farm produce are sold here. Adjoining the complex is a rest area with a shop selling scallop flavored soft ice cream and visitors can enjoy fresh grilled scallops on the spot at the Atsuatsuhotategaiyaki corner. On the second floor is an exhibition space displaying artifacts related to the scallop fishing industry.


  • Milk Kobo Bon Surb
    Aomori Mutsu-shi Tanabu Uchida 42-606
    The directly-operated shop of Tonamigaoka Farm, it is famous for its soft-serve ice cream, which uses at least 75% raw milk and no eggs or cream, and also sells dairy products such as yogurt. Made from milk collected fresh that day with no fragrances, acidulant or preservatives, the natural taste of the yogurt is a longtime favorite. There are also ice cream selections including soft-serve ice cream packed into a cup.
  • Hobby Shop Tsukiya
    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Dotemachi 122-8
    This store sells a variety of Japanese and western dressmaking and handicraft goods. They even have a wide variety of supplies for Kogin, a traditional decorative reinforcement stitching method in Tsugaru of Aomori prefecture, and other original and limited-edition products. They also have handwoven and leathercraft products, golden turtles and clovers, so those who like handicrafts should visit this store.
  • Miyamoto Kogei
    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Minamiyokocho 7
    It is said that the Akebizuru-zaiku basket-weaving method was passed on to Aomori by a ronin from Aizu who came to the Dake Hot Springs to recover in the final years of the Edo period (1853-1867). This store, which was established in 1949, still preserves this art of weaving by hand and passionately produces bags, baskets and handbags with the crimson glory motif.
  • Ebisuya Hakimono Shop
    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Honcho 104
    "This historic footwear store was opened in 1882. ""Tsugaru painted clogs"" made with the techniques of skilled craftsmen were once produced there, but now only sales and repairs are accepted at the store. Tsugaru painted clogs are water resistant Japanese wooden clogs made of Paulownia wood. And the ""Grapevine clogs"" are Paulownia wooden clogs with wild grape's vine that are good on the feet. There are also ""Basket Weave Ladies' Clogs"" with a thick strap on the base of the basket weave, which is characterized by its fine pattern design."
  • Shiki no Kura Motenashi Roman-kan
    Aomori Hirakawa-shi Saruka Ishibayashi 10-1
    This white-walled shop, modeled after the traditional farming family storehouses still found in the area, is located 10 minutes from Kuroishi Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. The shop sells fresh vegetables grown in the rich soil of the Tsugaru Plain, as well as local specialty products, crafts, and souvenirs and gifts from Hirakawa City and Aomori Prefecture. Inside the building, visitors will also find a restaurant serving healthy lunches prepared by local farmers, and here you can enjoy the flavors of the season. Adjoining facilities include a model garden, water play area for small children, and hedge maze, making this a fun destination for families.
  • Aspam Product
    Aomori Aomori-shi Yasukata 1-1-40
  • toto, Sephdor Numadate
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Numadate 4-7-122
  • toto, Sephdor Shirogane
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Shirogane 3-2-5
  • toto, Sephdor Nejo
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Nejou 7-15-1

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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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