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  • Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse
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    4.0
    675 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yasukata 1-1-1
    This museum in Aomori City’s Aomori Waterside Area opened in 2011 to introduce the history and charm of Aomori’s Nebuta Festival. Inside the building there is a hall containing four floats used in the festival and a “Nebuta Museum” corner where one can learn about the festival’s history. The food area where one can enjoy lunch while looking out over Aomori Harbor is also popular.

    It’s static display of floats is charming but other than that, one can finish the whole museum tour in half an hour. Can skip this is you are in a hurry.

  • Tsugaruhan Neputa Mura
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    4.0
    168 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Kamenokoumachi 61
    This is an experience-based tourist facility in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, themed on local culture including the Hirosaki Neputa festival and the Tsugaru region. The permanent exhibition features displays on Hirosaki Neputa and accompanying musical demonstrations. One can learn about local craftwork and have a production experience, and in the Tsugaru shamisen corner one can not only listen to a live performance but also try playing the shamisen under the guidance of a professional. There is also a free to enter shopping area offering locally-produced vegetables, apples and handicrafts.

    Visited the place for about 45 minutes with a tour group. It’s good in a sense that it’s a one-stop trail to learn about the interesting local culture, music (drums & shamisen) performances and...

  • Rokkasho Visitors Center
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    Aomori Pref. Kamikitagunrokkashomura Obuchi Kamiobuchi 2-42
    A visitor’s center for the nuclear fuel cycling center located in almost the exact venter of Rokkasho Village on the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori Prefecture. The building is modeled after a nuclear fuel cycle ring. The third floor offers a sweeping 360 degree panorama of the Mt. Hakkoda, the Pacific Ocean, and the nuclear fuel cycling facility. Through large models, videos, information panels, and games, visitors can have fun learning about the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant. The visitor’s center also offers guided tours with easy to understand explanations provided by a center staff member with an advance reservation.
  • Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru
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    4.0
    324 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yanakawa 1-112-15
    A museum located five minutes on foot from Aomori Station. This museum ship houses displays on its service as a railway liner since it began operating in 1908 from when it carried numerous passengers and cargo to Hakodate until it ceased service in 1988. The Hakkodamaru, which served as a ferry for the longest period of time, is preserved almost as if it were still in service. On self-guided tours around the ship visitors can enter the bridge and descend into the engine room.

    It is worth to spend 1,300 yen for a combined ticket to see the Memorial ship as other museums nearby. Strange to learn that even train cars can be transported by this ship to Hokkaido in the past.

  • Oirase Stream Museum
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Tochikubo 183
    The Oirase Stream Museum is a roadside station-like facility located on the Towada Highway. It has a coffee shop and snack area, a souvenir shop, and an area where you can learn all about the natural splendor of Towada Hachimantai. Electric bikes are available to rent and can be used to explore the surrounding area.

    奥入瀬渓流の散策はとても楽しいです。 できればこの奥入瀬渓流館で全体像を把握してから散策を始めることがお勧めです。 渓流の見どころも把握できますし、どのような生い立ちでこの奥入瀬が形成されたかも分かりやすく解説されています、 所要時間は20分もあれば十分ですし、トイレを済ませることも可能です。 また、ここから出発すると下流から歩く形になるので、景観も綺麗です。上りになるからといって、行程の負担は...

  • Tachineputa no Yakata (Tachineputa Museum)
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    4.5
    205 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Goshogawarashi Omachi 506-10
    The Tachineputa Museum which stores and exhibits Tachineputa (standing floats) that are used in the Tachineputa Matsuri festival is also a place where visitors can see the creation process of the floats and have a go at traditional local Tsugaru crafts. Visitors can enjoy dining in the observation lounge, Harunire, overlooking the Tsugaru Basin, and enjoy taking a break at the open cafe, Plum. Various events such as the Goshogawara Nebuta music practice also take place here. The museum is located approximately 15 minutes from Goshowara Interchange on the Tsugaru Expressway.

    The Tachi-Neputa House is a museum that displays parade floats featured in the city's Neputa summer festival. These huge floats are 23 metres high and made of wire and rice paper. The workmanship of...

  • Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Kuroishishi Fukuro Tomiyama 72-1
    Tsugaru Kokeshi Doll Museum, opened in 1988, displays a collection of 5,000 traditional Kokeshi dolls accumulated over a period of 20 years, a “Kokeshi Art Collection” and pure gold kokeshi wooden doll. The museum also holds events and has a hands-on corner, and with a reservation visitors can also experience painting a doll. The Tsugaru Kokeshi Museum is attracting attention not only as a kokeshi memorial hall but also as a place to hand down the history of the activities of the local residents. It is approximately ten minutes by car from Kuroishi Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

    年に何度かお邪魔しています! こけし好きには、たまらない場所だと思います! 1階スペースには、津軽系こけしの販売があって、たくさんの工人のこけしを購入することが出来ます。特に私が好きな山谷レイさんや阿保正文さんのこけしをみるとテンション上がります! 限定発売のここでしか買えないこけしや、 こけし関連の全国各地の人気作家さんグッズなども買えるので毎回飽きません。 絵付け体験も出来ます。工人さんが指導...

  • Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, Aomori
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    4.5
    139 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Misawashi Misawa Kitayama 158
    This is an aero science hall located in a corner of “Misawa Sky Park” neighboring Misawa airport. It was opened in August 2003 with the theme of “Aviation” and the “Sky.” On the first floor of the building, a YS-11, used as a Japan Air Commuter, is displayed unchanged since its time of active service. In addition, outside the Museum, a replica of Miss Veedol is on display in the Sky Park. Visitors can enjoy seeing, touching and learning about aviation history. The second floor is a science museum with hands-on exhibits, consisting of a corner where experiences and experiments can be done, and the third floor has an observation deck overlooking Misawa airfield.

    I miss Misawa so much! This attraction brought a lot of laughter to me and my family. We had a good time, truly! Thank you for the best experience!

  • Hirosaki City Museum
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Shimoshiroganechou 1-6 In Hirosaki Park
    A museum located in a corner of the outermost region of the grounds of Hirosaki Castle. The solemn museum building was designed by architect Kunio Maekawa. The museum displays historical materials relating to Hirosaki Domain as well as arts and crafts. The museum's popular mascot, Inocchi, was modeled after an earthen figurine of a wild boar in the Museum's collection dating back to the Jomon period.

    During late Autumn I was fortunate to visit this museum and take in the Yoshitsugu Koyanagi exhibit. A wonderful exhibit well represented by this space. Definitely the highlight of my visit to the...

  • Hokuyokan
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    Aomori Pref. Mutsushi Ominatochou 4-1
    An old Western-style structure located on the grounds of the Maritime Self Defense Forces Ominato District Command. A stately stone building built in 1916 as a social hall for naval officers, today the facility is used to display historical items and materials relating to the former Japanese Navy and the Self Defense Forces. The building has also been selected as an excellent example of architecture dating to Japan's Taisho and Showa periods.
  • Hachinohe City Fishery Science Museum Marient
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    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Samemachi Shimomatsunaeba 14-33
    A museum which seeks to convey the wonders of the sea from the perspective of fisheries. The museum has many exhibits, including a giant aquarium filled with fish from the ocean off of Hachinohe, a touch tank where visitors can actually touch live sea creatures, and a black-tailed gull exhibit. The museum's feeding demonstrations, deep sea virtual reality exhibit, and experiment corner are popular with children. Visitors are also recommended to eat in the museum's observatory restaurant, which offers a sweeping view of Hachinohe Port.
  • Korekawa Jomon Kan, Korekawa Archaeological Institution
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Korekawa Yokoyama 1
    A museum adjoining the Korekawa Site, a Jomon period archeological site which was designated a National Historic Site in 1957. The museum collects and displays archeological artifacts excavated in Hachinohe City. The museum uses informational panels and videos to present the city's Jomon period sites and contains exhibits features artifacts primarily from the Korekawa Site as well as a National Treasure-designated Dogu earthenware figure with its hands clasped in prayer. The museum also periodically holds special exhibitions focusing on a variety of themes relating to Japan's ancient Jomon period. The Kore Cafe museum shop and cafe sells goods such as replicas of the aforementioned Dogu figure and also serves light meals.

    Stone Age ("Jomon") people inhabited the area of northern Japan near modern-day Hachinohe at least 5000 years ago. Judging from the artfulness of the excavated artifacts on display at Korekawa...

  • Tsukahara Museum
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    Aomori Prefecture Hachinohe City Kita Inter Industrial Park 4-2-57 Techno Craft Sea & V Co., Ltd.
    A museum which displays around 50 classic cars from seven countries around the world. From the Toyota 2000GT to the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Ford Model T, and Renault 35CV, the museum is filled with famous vehicles which stood at the cutting-edge of automobiles in their day. All of the museum's vehicles have been lovingly restored by craftsman-not just their exteriors, but even their engines and other internal parts-and visitors can see the cars looking just as gallant as the day they were manufactured. The museum also has cars visitors can actually sit in the driver's seat, such as an experimental Formula Nippon racecar, and people of all ages, whether classic car fans or not, are sure to enjoy themselves.
  • Hachinohe City Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Nejou East 35-1
    This museum is in the Nejo Castle Ruins, which is designated as a national historic site, along Shirahagi Line in Higashigamae, Nejo, Hachinohe City. There are four display halls, exhibiting specimens of archaeology, history, folklore, and intangible culture, covering Hachinohe's history and folklore from the Jomon Period through the Edo period. They also offer the Jomon Room full of activities and lectures, where you can touch Jomon potsherds and more to learn about history up close.

    It is located on the Central street with many buses stop nearby. Bus schedule is very frequent. There was a local market in the lobby when I visited. I bought many things with good price and high...

  • Tsugaru City Kizukuri Kamegaoka Archaeological Material Room (Jomonkan)
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    Aomori Tsugaru-shi
    The exhibition hall at the Kamegaoka Archaeological site, known primarily for the goggle-eyed dogu clay figurines excavated there, it has a variety of other artifacts excavated from the site on display such as earthenware and stone tools. Demonstrating surprisingly advanced technological prowess, lacquerware and glass balls from antiquity are also exhibited.
  • Tsugaru City Jomon Residence Museum Karuko
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Aomori Tsugaru-shi Kizukuri Wakamidori 59-1
    This museum exhibits artifacts excavated from the Kamegaoka site as well as those from other sites within the city and prefecture. At a reconstructed pit dwelling, dolls crafted to look just like people from the Jomon period (14,000-300 BC) recreate life as it was during the time, and even speak to visitors in their ancient language. A replica of the goggle-eyed dogu clay figurine on display at the Tokyo National Museum is currently being exhibited.

    遮光器土偶について学べます。 また、近くの木造駅では、ドでかい遮光器土偶が駅舎にはりついています。思った以上のスケールと造りの繊細さにびっくりしました。駅には駐車場もあるので、車を停めて鑑賞できます。駅舎の中にも土偶がデザインされていたり、スタンプが設置されていたりするので土偶ファンが必見です!

  • Mutsu Science Museum
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    Aomori Mutsu-shi Sekine Kita Sekine 693
    This science museum displays the reactor room of the nuclear-fueled vessel, the Mutsu. This public display of a reactor room is a world first. The ship's actual turbine and external propeller/mechanisms to propel the ship with nuclear fuel are also displayed in a way that is easy to understand. Visitors can book a tour around the museum with explanations provided by an instructor up to a week in advance. Machining workshops and observations of science experiments are also organized by the museum.
  • Sai Village Straits Museum
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    Aomori Shimokita-gun Saimura Sai Univ. Sai 112
    This is the northernmost museum on the main Japanese island of Honshu. The museum displays pottery, stoneware, and other artifacts excavated from the ruins of the village, as well as trade goods brought about by the Santan trade from China (Qing Dynasty) during the Edo period (1603-1868). There is also an exhibition of honorary villager Gotaro Mikami, a doctor who followed the spirit of the Red Cross. At the entrance, there are models of the floats used in the Yanonemori Hachimangu Shrine annual festival which has been handed down in the village since 1696, so you can learn about the history and culture of Sai Village.
  • Hirosaki Municipal Local Museum of Literature
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Aomori Hirosaki-shi Shimoshiroganecho 2-1
    This facility introduces writers with deep connections to Hirosaki. There is a permanent exhibition of the works of nine literary persons from Tsugaru, such as Katsunan Kuga, Kouroku Sato, Zenzo Kasai and Osamu Dazai. In addition, there are special exhibitions which are figured out to deepen our understanding of the local literature. In addition, each literary person's literature monument is guided, and they are useful for visiting the places of connection and memory.

    弘前公園の近くの観光館のすぐ横にあります。 主に「石坂 洋二郎」の紹介ですが、津軽地方の小説家の展示もあります。

  • Apple Museum
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Aomori Kuroishi-shi
    This museum operates out of a structure built in 1931 which was modeled after the architecture of the East Malling Research Station in England. The facility serves as a space for culture, sightseeing, and learning. Visitors can learn about the results of local fruit cultivation experiments as well as the history of apples in Aomori. In addition to exhibits, there's an apple activity zone where visitors can take a quiz on a PC, and a theater where you can observe what involved in the cultivation of apples over a one year period.

    黒石市にあるりんごに関する資料館です.青森県内にはこのようなりんごに関する資料館が数多くありますが,ここはかなり規模が大きいです.

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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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