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Island Spots in Aomori Area

  • Kabushima
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    Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture
    This island of about 1.8 hectares is famous as a black-tailed gull breeding ground. This is the only place to see black-tailed gulls building nests in Japan, and it allows up-close sights of chicks as well. The island was designated a National Natural Monument in 1922. From 1942 to 43, the former Imperial Navy worked to connect the island to the mainland. During the nesting season in mid-March every year, several tens of thousands of gulls come from the south, covering the island completely.
  • Oshima Island
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Hiranaimachi
    An island off of Cape Natsudomari known for its surf fishing. A bridge connects the island to the tip of Cape Natsudomari which can be crossed even at high tide. In the past, the island was connected to the cape via a sandbar which could be walked across at low tide, but erosion eventually cut off this link. The island's area is around 20 hectares. A lighthouse can be seen after crossing the bridge, and from here visitors can get a sweeping view of the entirety of Mutsu Bay. There is also a beach, campground, and golf course nearby, enabling visitors to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in the area.
  • Oyojima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Saimura
  • Todoshima Island
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    Aomori Kamikita-gun Rokkashomura
  • Hanekoejima Island
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    Aomori Shimokita-gun Kazamauramura
  • Fujishima Island
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Sotogahamamachi
  • Bentenjima Island
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    Aomori Shimokita-gun Higashidorimura
  • Taijima Island
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    Aomori Mutsu-shi Wakinosawa

Aomori Main 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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