Other Natural Terrain Spots in Aomori Area

  • Mutsu City Wakinozawa Wild Monkey Park
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    Aomori Mutsu-shi
    This park keeps around 50 Japanese macaques, a monkey which was designated as a natural monument in 1970 since the place is at the northern limit of range for Japanese macaques. Besides tennis courts and hiking trails, Yamamura Square also offers an assortment of variously sized bungalows, from family-size ones to large ones for up to 15 people.
  • Hotokegaura
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    Sai village in Shimokita-gun, Aomori Prefecture
    Hotokegaura is a series of impressive giant and oddly shaped rock formations extending about two kilometers along the coast. The crashing waves continually erode the rock face, and the resulting effects are mysterious and an amazing sight, especially given the contrast between the broad, blue sea and the gray rocks. It is believed that these rocks were created by undersea volcanic activity about 20 million years ago. While the rocks are visible from land, it is also possible to take an excursion boat to see them from the sea.
  • Nihon Canyon
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Fukauramachi Matsukami Matsukamiyama Kokuyurin
    This is a scenic spot in the Matsukamiyama National Forest located in Fukaura Town, Nishitsugaru County. Named after the grand canyon, here, one can see the white volcanic tuff rock cliffs exposed from erosion. From here one can see the hiking courses surrounding the Juniko twelve lake area.
  • Kominato Swan Migration Grounds
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Hiranaimachi
    Since ancient times, the coast of Asadokoro, a shallow stretch of coastline situated on the east side of the base of the Natsudomari Peninsula, has been known as a destination for migrating swans. The entire Natsudomari Peninsula has been designated a Special Natural Monument due to Kominato being a swan migration area. Whooper swans migrate here from Siberia around mid-October each year. Visitors can watch the swans from this time until late March the following year. Due to concerns about avian flu, note that visitors are prohibited from feeding the swans.
  • Senjojiki
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Fukauramachi Kita Kanegasawa Sakakibara
  • Shintanisawa
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Fukauramachi
  • Yunosawa
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Fukauramachi
  • Rokkakuzawa
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Fukauramachi
  • Higashikazematasawa
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Fukauramachi
  • Minamimatazawa
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Fukauramachi
  • Higashimatazawa
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Fukauramachi
  • Oitorisawa
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    Aomori Sannohe-gun Takkomachi
  • Yusawakamisawa
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    Aomori Sannohe-gun Takkomachi
  • Kayanosawa
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    Aomori Sannohe-gun Takkomachi
  • Naganotai
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    Aomori Sannohe-gun Takkomachi
  • Surusawa
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    Aomori Sannohe-gun Shingomura
  • Hakkozawa
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    Aomori Sannohe-gun Takkomachi
  • Fukiagezawa
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    Aomori Minamitsugaru-gun Owanimachi
  • Akanesawa
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    Aomori Minamitsugaru-gun Owanimachi
  • Otakisawa
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    Aomori Minamitsugaru-gun Owanimachi

Aomori Areas

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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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