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  • Special Historical Site Sannai-Maruyama Site
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Sannai Maruyama
    Here is the largest Jomon village ruins in Japan which was discovered in an exploration conducted in 1992. It was designated as a National Special Historic Site in 2000. The large pillar-supported buildings that suddenly appear in a vast field were built by erecting chestnut wood pillars in holes dug into the ground. It is thought to have been a building of rectangle shape with six pillars with a large, high floor. You can also see pit dwellings and pillar constructions as well as the special feature of many earthen figures.
  • Juniko Lakes
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    Aomori Pref. Nishitsugarugunfukauramachi Matsukami National forest
    "This is the name given for the 33 lakes and swamps on the undulating plateau of Fukaura Town. A landslide caused by an earthquake in 1704 is said to have created the lakes from part of a stream becoming filled. The small lakes are hidden by the forest when seen from Okuzure located in the middle of Mt. Kuzure, and the name ""Juniko"" (12 lakes) comes from the fact that only 12 large ones can be seen. Lake Aoike, with its distinctive pure blue water that looks as if ink was spilled, is often given as a lake representing them all. The colors that change according to the season and time is the main attraction. In addition, you can also enjoy strolls while observing animals and plants that inhabit the surrounding forest."
  • Tomb of Jesus Christ in Shingo village
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    Aomori Pref. Sannohegunshingoumura Herai Noduki 33-1
    "Approximately a 60-minute drive from JR Hachinohe Station, this historical site is located inside Kirisuto no Sato Park along National Route 454. A description stating ""Jesus, who was crucified on Golgotha Hill, secretly went to Japan"" was found in an old document called the Takeuchi Document in the Kouso Koutai Jingu Shrine in 1935, and it was called the Tomb of Jesus Christ after Takeuchi traveled to Shingo Village himself and discovered it. In the following year, it attracted a lot of attention with the discovery of Christ's will. On the right is Toraizuka with Christ's tomb, and on the left is Judaibo, the tomb of his brother. Isukiri"
  • Otome no Zo Statue
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    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Towadakohanyasumiya
    This is a statue of two young women facing each other at Gozengahama beach in Towadakohan Yasumiya. The final work of artist Kotaro Takamura, it was completed in 1953 and has become a symbol of Lake Towada.
  • Zenringai
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    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Nishishigemori
    This is an area in Aomori Prefecture hosting 33 temples of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. The second lord of the Hirosaki Domain, Tsugaru Nobuhira, ordered temples to gather along the southwestern side of the Hirosaki Castle precincts in 1610. As these temples of the same school sprouted up like a forest along the tree lined road, it created a temple town unlike any other in Japan.
  • Dazai Osamu Evacuation House (Old Tsushima Residence)
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    Aomori Pref. Goshogawarashi Kanagichou Asahiyama 317-9
    The house that Osamu Dazai evacuated to was built in 1922, and was originally a building on the grounds of his family home, and was opened as a private museum in 2007. As he wrote 23 of his works here visitors can almost feel his presence. It is a three minute walk from “Kanagi Station” on the Tsugaru Railway Line.

    斜陽館にはみんな行きますが、こちらへ訪問する人は極めて少ないです。外から見ると普通のお店で、怪しい雰囲気ですが、新屋敷はその奥にあります。太宰治の小説に付録のようについている年表にも記載されている通り、斜陽館売却の際に移築させた屋敷で、太宰治が成人して住んでいた屋敷です。たまたま訪問者がひとりだった為、丁寧な説明を受けて、太宰治への理解が深まりました。

  • JR Kizukuri Station Building
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    Aomori Pref. Tsugarushi Kidukuri Kamisuke
    The front facade of this memorable station building is decorated with a giant Dogu figure affectionately known locally as Shako-chan. Dogu are ancient clay figurines unearthed at the Kamegaoka Stone Age Site in the area; the Shako Dogu variety are humanoid in shape and notable for their distinctive goggle eyes. Visitors to the station can catch sight of Shako-chan themed decorations everywhere throughout the wood building-lined streets in the area.
  • Kamegaoka Stone Age Site
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    Aomori Tsugaru-shi Kizukuri Kamegaoka Kizukuri Tateoka
  • Tonami Clan Landing Place
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    Aomori Mutsu-shi Ominatoshincho
  • Futatsumori Kaizuka (Shell Mound)
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    Aomori Kamikita-gun Shichinohemachi Kaizuka Ienomae Chinai
  • Song Monument of Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Sotogahamamachi Minmaya Ryu Hama
  • Dazai Osamu Literary Monument (Kanranzan Park)
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun
  • Korekawa Stone Age Site
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    Aomori Hachinohe-shi Korekawa
  • NPO hojin Yokomachi Jumonjimachisodatekai
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    Aomori Pref. Kuroishishi Nakamachi 5
  • Hakkodaikoinobokujomakiba Restaurant
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Goushizawa Matsumori 395
  • GOOD ADVENTURE
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    Aomori Hirosaki-shi
  • Shirakami Matagi Sha
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    Aomori Pref. Nakatsugarugunnishimeyamura Tashiro Kanda 104-35
  • Gurand
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    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Towadakohanutarube 123-1
  • Nature Experience Green Hose
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    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Tochikubo 182
  • O Ishigami pyramid
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    Aomori Sannohe-gun Shingo Mura Herai

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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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