Spots in Shimokita Peninsula Area

  • Misawa Aviation & Science Museum, Aomori
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    4.5
    172 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    My husband and I enjoyed this as much as my sons. We spent 2 1/2 hours and didn’t see everything. Many many hands on exhibits most with English explanations. They had aeronautics interactive that I...

  • Osorezan Bodaiji Temple
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    4.5
    106 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Mutsushi Tanabu Ugo Toshiyama 3-2
    Osorezan, which was founded in 862 by Jikaku Taishi, is one of Japan’s three largest reizan (sacred mountains) which also include Hiezan and Koya-san. It prospered as a place for the Tendai sect of Shugendo (a Japanese mountain asceticism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts). Sights to see include the arching bridge over what is supposed to represent the Sanzu no Kawa (which has to be crossed by all dead souls on their way to afterlife and is often compared to the River Styx of ancient Greek mythology), Jigokudani (Hell Valley), and the beautiful Sai no Kawara (Dry Bed of the River of Souls) that makes one think of the Sukhavati (Amitabha’s Pure Land).

    Having read a great deal about the history and cultural significance of this wonderful place I was determined to visit here. Hired a car from near our accommodation in Mutsu and very easy drive...

  • Roadside Station Yokohama Nanohana Plaza
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aomori Pref. Kamikitagunyokohamamachi Hayashinowaki 79-12
    A roadside station located in Yokohama Town, which has the largest area dedicated to growing canola flowers, known as nanohana in Japanese, in the country. In Nanohana Plaza, you can buy canola flower donuts, vegetables picked that morning, and Japanese scallops from Mutsu Bay. The station's unique building was also modeled after a Japanese scallop.

    On the way from Aomori to north, this is very good place for light meal and little rest. Great shopping facilities for local products like excellent apples, strawberries, micro-brewery beers and wine...

  • Roadside Station Ogawarako Koyukan
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aomori Pref. Kamikitaguntouhokumachi Ueno Minamiyachi 122
    A roadside station opened in 2004 which serves as a tourism information center for Tohoku Town. Many tourists driving through the area stop here to take a break. The grounds host a farm-fresh shop selling Chinese yams and garlic-local specialty products-as well as other fresh vegetables. The farm-fresh restaurant serves local dishes made with local farm products. Particularly popular are the basket clam ramen, made with a broth created using fresh basket clams from Lake Ogawara; and the Mt. Hakkoda soft serve ice cream, made with milk from Tohoku Town.

    小川原湖そばにある道の駅、三沢空港利用の際立ち寄りました。 施設の中は商品が充実。お土産の他に野菜などもそろっていてスーパーのような雰囲気で観光客だけでなく地元も方も多くにぎわっていました。 施設は少し古めでしたが。

  • Sky Plaza MISAWA
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    3.0
    50 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Misawa-shi Chuocho 2-8-34
    In part because of the American military base, Misawa City is a center of international exchange, and this shopping mall is located in a part of the city known as America Village. The mall is filled with establishments with a strong focus on the American military base, the United States, and all things international. There's also restaurant where you can enjoy authentic pizzas baked in a brick oven imported from Naples Italy; as well as a cafe where you can enjoy sandwiches and baked goods along with a cup of coffee made using a cutting edge espresso machine.

    Its the place where you do the money exchange,sell some of your good stuffs that you dont need,buy japanese games or anime for your plapstation, buy cheap 2nd hand home appliances and...

  • Rokkasho Visitors Center
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    3.0
    15 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    There is a very detailed Japanese/English explanation of how Rokkashos Unranium Enrichment Facility works. It helps shed light on the process and the measures the village takes to ensure the safety...

  • Omazaki Cape
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunomamachi Oma Omataira
    Located on the northernmost tip of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, Omazaki Cape looks out over the Tsugaru Straits. There is a stone engraved with the words “This is the northernmost point of Honshu” and when the weather is clear one can look out and see Hokkaido’s Hakodate across the straits. Since Oma is famous for tuna, the giant statue of a tuna that represents fishing is a popular spot for commemorative photos.
  • Oma Tourist Souvenir Center
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    There are many, many things on the shelves, mostly locally- themed. Theres nothing really outstanding of finely crafted, mostly just standard tourist- level trinkets.

  • Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Daikan Maru (Hakodate—Oma)
    Transportation
    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunomamachi Oma Netanai 10
    The ferry terminal connects Oma at the northern most point of Honshu with Hokkaido by the shortest route. There are two round trips a day, and the one-way trip takes 90 minutes. Since the Hakodate Maru, Japan’s first open ocean ferry, went into service in 1964 connecting Oma and Hakodate in 90 minutes, it has become established as a lifeline route and is now also designated as a maritime road as National Highway No. 279. It is also perfect for enjoying Hokkaido with a car and your pet dog, and various facilities that cater for pet dogs are available on board.
  • Roadside Station Wakinosawa Refresh Center Taranosato
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    3.0
    15 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aomori Pref. Mutsushi Wakinosawa Shichibiki 201-5
    A roadside station located in a naturally beautiful area adjoining a campground with cottages and a monkey park with Japanese macaques. The station has a restaurant as well as a souvenir shop carrying a large selection of local specialty products.

    私にとっては良い休憩ができた「道の駅わきのさわ - リフレッシュセンター鱈の里」でした。 大間の方から「仏ヶ浦」をちょっと観光して、くねくねの、結構気を遣う道路を自動車で走ってきて、疲れたところにあったのが「道の駅わきのさわ - リフレッシュセンター鱈の里」でした。良い休憩場所となりました。

  • Hotokegaura Drive-in
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunsaimura Chougo Fukurakawame 85
    A restaurant operated by a Fukuura fisherman where you can enjoy the flavors of Shimokita. The restaurant serves seasonal seafood dishes such as sea urchin, spear squid, and salmon. The restaurant's sea urchin rice bowls are served from May to August and require an advance reservation. The restaurant is closed in winter.

    長テーブルと小上がり。典型的な田舎のドライブインといった 感じでした。 イカの刺身定食が新鮮で美味しかった。 本当は期間限定のウニ丼が食べたかったので残念… 名勝、仏が浦から車で10-15分くらいのところにあります。 店周辺は自然に囲まれてます。

  • Omanzoku
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    4.0
    68 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Omamachi Oma Taira 17-377
    This is a small restaurant at Omataira, Oma, Oma Town, ShimokitaCounty. The eatery specializes in locally caught tuna and seafood entrees and combo meals such as the tri-color tuna donburi bowl, or the tri-color tuna combo meal, which includes fatty tuna and medium-fatty tuna, and the seafood donburi bowl or combo meals, and also offers entrees. From July through December, the tuna catching season, one may have the chance to watch a whole tuna being cut and prepared.

    I specifically flew 17hrs flying/taxi/ferry non-stop from Melbourne, Australia (MEL-SYD-HND-HKD-OMA) to Oma - Ground Zero for Japans and the Worlds best and most prized Blue Finned Tuna - called...

  • Spa House Rocca-Pocca
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Pref. Kamikitagunrokkashomura Takahoko Uchiuchi 337
    Just a 15-minute drive from the Rokkasho Interchange, and approximately a 35-minute drive from the Misawa Airport, this day-use hot spring bathhouse is in between Takahokonuma and Ichiyanaginuma, just a little off the National Highway 338. This bathhouse has a whole line up of restaurants, eateries, a relaxation lounge, and more. The hot spring water is sodium and calcium-chloride rich that is said to be beneficial for nerve pain, muscle soreness, and recovery from fatigue. This bathhouse has 10 various types of baths, including the bright and expansive main bath, and an outdoor bath from which one can enjoy the ever changing view that varies with each season. The usage of the bathing facilities, alternately assigned to men or women, are rotated according to even or odd numbered days. Reservations are needed up to three days in advance to dine in the private Japanese style room.

    バーコードで買い物できるシステムが便利で面白いです。温泉は普通ですが、子供が遊べるスペースがあって嬉しいです。カラオケに土産屋に、なんでもありです。

  • Kuwahata Onsen Yun Yun
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Kazamauramura
    This day-trip hot spring facility located on a hill was built on the site of an elementary school. The outdoor bath offers sweeping views all the way out to the Tsugaru Strait, and on clear days you can even see Hokkaido in the distance. The water type is a sodium-calcium-chloride spring, and it is said to be effective against nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain and frozen shoulders. Please note that outdoor baths are not available from late November to early April.

    津軽海峡のそばの丘の上に有って、かなり見晴らしの良い露天風呂がありました。お湯が少し塩辛いのは海の側だからでしょうか。

  • Shimokita Meisan Center
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    3.0
    12 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aomori Pref. Mutsushi Omagari 2-13-33
    A local specialty products facility located inside the Taigyo Mutsu Integrated Wholesale Market, ensuring that the foods you buy here are as fresh as can be. The facility also displays dramatic nebuta floats used in the Nebuta Festival year-round and also plays traditional nebuta music, ensuring even those visiting when the festival is not being held can come in contact with this unique aspect of local culture. Here you can buy renowned local specialty products such as tuna from Oma, Japanese scallops from Mutsu Bay, and fresh squid from the Tsugaru Strait; in addition to other local delicacies, sweets, and folk crafts. The facility's 600 seat restaurant is also popular.

    すごく広い駐車場の割には、なんか、何にもないなーというイメージでした。入口にあるねぶたをバックに写真を撮って帰りました。

  • Noheji Town Tourism & Local Products PR Center
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Kamikitagunnohejimachi Nakakonakano 17-17
    This tourist information center is adjacent to Noheji Station in Nakako, Nakano, Noheji Town Kamikita County. They provide brochures for tourist spots in the region. It has a break area, a refreshment corner, and a shop selling Noheji specialty products.

    駅の横にある土産物屋と観光案内所とカフェの複合施設です。(実際は貸し会議室とかもあるようですが・・・) 電車で野辺地に来た方であれば寄ってみる価値はあると思いますが、車出来ている人にとっては各地にある「道の駅」とそんなに大差がないのでわざわざ来るほどではないかと思います。 ここの特徴は ①タイトルにもある通り、サッカー日本代表柴崎選手の地元ということでチョットした紹介コーナーがあるのでファンには嬉...

  • Omazaki Rest House
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunomamachi Oma Omataira 17-1
    A rest house located on Cape Oma the northernmost point on the island of Honshu. The facility provides tourist information for Oma Town, distributes tourism pamphlets, and also sells a certificate providing proof of having visited the area. The facility has an observatory room with large floor to ceiling glass windows on three sides from which you can get a view of the island of Bentenjima, the Tsugaru Strait, and, on clear days, all the way to Hokkaido. Note that the facility is closed in winter (from November to April).

    There is good tourist information here, and a ready and willing staff - even though their English isnt so good, its better than my Japanese. There was a fellow playing the Shamisen, a traditional...

  • Mutsu Science Museum
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    信じられなかったです。絶対無料と思ったのに、入り口から中を覗いて、¥300円の価値は無いと確信しやめました。(入り口での判断:深謝)

  • Mutsu City Wakinozawa Wild Monkey Park
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Minshuku Kaikyoso
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Omamachi Oma Taira 17-734
    This is a minshuku lodging in Omataira, Oma, Oma Town, ShimokitaCounty. This lodging offers seasonal seafood cuisine, like local Oma tuna (January through August is not local), raw sea urchin, and angelfish hot pot. The lodging operates a lunch diner from mid-April through October.

    日替わり海鮮丼 3,000円を頂きましたが、3,000円の価値が十分にある美味しさでした。 エビ 味が濃厚で美味しい。 マグロ 大きいし甘いし美味しい ウニ めちゃくちゃ甘い その他にも、鯛、サーモン、イクラ、等々 沢山の海鮮が載ってましたがどれも美味しかったです。

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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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