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  • Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse
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    811 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.

    the showcase and theme was very modern and attractive. story telling approach was amazing. recommended ...

  • Aomori Museum of Art
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    377 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yasuta Chikano 185
    Opened in 2006, this art museum primarily houses and displays local cultural art of Aomori City and Aomori Prefecture. It is characterized by its unique architecture whereby the building is combined with the adjoining Sannai-Maruyama Jomon Era ruins. In the center of the museum is the Aleko Hall, where one can see in one glance all 4 masterpieces of the master Marc Chagall's 4 backdrops from the ballet ''Aleko'' until March 2021 (proposed). A broad range of standard exhibit items include western art, Japanese style paintings, modern art, and works by local artists. Take the city bus from Aomori Station and disembark at Kenritsu Bijutukan-Mae bus stop.

    Because of the lack of snow, ski resorts were slow to open. But we were glad we came here. The highlight was the four huge stage backdrops painted by Chagall for the ballet “Aleko”.

  • A-FACTORY
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    329 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yanakawa 1-4-2A-FACTORY
    This commercial facility opened in 2010 and is located three minutes on foot from JR Aomori Station. Inside the facilities is a collection of specialist shops, studios and restaurants that use local foodstuffs. Aside from sweets and food like gelato made from “Aomori Milk,” one can purchase souvenirs themed on tastes only available in Aomori. Inside the building there is also a cider studio with eight brewing tanks, with observation and tasting courses (paid) also available.

    Located just next to the Aomori station, the A-factory contains all kinds of local and local apple products. You can get apple chips, sauces, ice cream, apple ciders etc. Theres a cafe at the back...

  • Aquarium Asamushi
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    159 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Asamushi Babayama 1-25
    About an 11-minute walk from Asamushi Onsen Station, this aquarium is at the northern tip of Honshu and overlooks Aomori Bay. With a large, free parking lot and the Asamushi hot springs nearby, it is convenient and accessible enough to draw in many visitors. The aquatic exhibits are crafted to mimic natural conditions closely. The “Waters of Mutsu Bay” is a tunnel-shaped tank that imitates Mutsu Bay, offering a view of farm-raised scallops and such. There are events and shows every season. The powerful and graceful performances of bottlenose dolphins and Pacific white-sided dolphins are interactive and particularly popular with visitors.

    Truly wonderful aquarium, with lots of things to see. I am particularly impressed on the section showing how some of the commonly seen seafood are being raised in the Mutsu Bay here in the aquarium.

  • Aomori Public University Aomori Contemporary Art Centre
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    21 Reviews
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    Aomori Aomori-shi
    A fine arts center designed by international architect Tadao Ando. The museum holds exhibitions of works with a focus on its artist in residence program which invites artists to the center from across the country and around the world. The museum also holds seminars and symposiums conducted by experts and the artists themselves. In addition, the museum conducts activities for visitors to experience creative activities.

    中間に観客席と水面を配置して建物が取り囲んでいて見る角度によって異なる風景が現れます。建物自体のメンテナンスが行き届かない感があり少し残念な感じでした。

  • Museum of Modern Aomori Literature
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    10 Reviews
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    Aomori Aomori-shi Arakawa Fujito 119-7
    This literature museum opened in 1994 to give visitors a comprehensive overview of the literary world of Aomori which gave rise to many distinctive writers from the Meiji Period up to the present day. The museum's permanent collection features exhibits centered around 13 of Aomori Prefecture's most iconic writers:Koroku Sato, Ujaku Akita, Zenzo Kasai, Kojiro Fukushi, Yojiro Ishizaka, Komatsu Kitamura, Yao Kitabatake, Kyozo Takagi, Osamu Dazai, Kan'ichi Kon, Tetsuo Miura, Hideo Osabe and Shuji Terayama. In addition, it also holds special exhibitions three times a year.

    An Exhibition hall of the prefectural library.Sometimes they hold special display on local literatures and auteurs.

  • Moya Hills Auto Campground
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    Aomori Aomori-shi
    These recreational facilities have something for everyone all year round, from ski slopes suitable for all ability levels during the winter season, and facilities such as cabins, camp sites, tennis courts and of course the famous Hills Thunder attraction during the summer. In addition, the central Hills Club building is a place where you can enjoy outdoor sports and recreational activities all year round, and is even equipped with a restaurant and kids' room.
  • Tohoku University Botanical Gardens Hakkoda Mountain Garden
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    Aomori Aomori-shi Arakawa Minami Arakawa San 1-1
    These facilities were established in 1929 by the former Tohoku Imperial University for the purpose of botanical research on mountainous plants and, in particular, research and education pertaining to plant ecology. Please keep in mind that the facilities are open from June 1st through October 30th and remain closed throughout the winter season. Here you can see plant species from Mt. Hakkoda such as the Japanese wood poppy, the viola vaginata, and the Rhododendron fauriei.
  • Gappo Park Beach
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    Aomori Aomori-shi Gappo 2-16-9
    "This beach is located in Gappo Park and represents Aomori City. The north side of the park is right on the beach, and since it isn't far from the urban center of the city, summer sees the park filled with people enjoying the water. A tanka inscription by Takuboku Ishikawa is in the park, along with a commemorative stone monument inscribed with the words of Shiko Munakata. Also, in the center of the park, you can see the city's designated natural monument, ""Sansho no Matsu."""
  • Aomori Sightseeing Apple Garden Marusen Kawamura
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    Aomori Aomori-shi Tamogino Osawa 35
    A tourist orchard situated at the base of the Hakkoda Mountains in Aomori Prefecture. In addition to 26 varieties of apples, visitors can also pick and take home cherries, silverberries, plums, peaches, Asian pears, persimmons, and more. The varieties of apples and fruits available for picking vary depending on the time of year, so be sure to check in advance. The farm also accepts orders for apple assortments for giving as gifts.
  • Aomori City Forestry Museum
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    Aomori Aomori-shi Yanakawa 2-4-37
    "This museum is located a ten-minute walk from Aomori Station's West Exit. This renaissance-style building, surrounded by rich greenery, was built to be the Aomori City Obayashi Ward office building in 1908, and is a city-designated tangible cultural treasure. There are seven display rooms revolving around the hometown of Aomori inside, teaching such lessons as the importance of nature and connecting people to nature. You can also see the room of the forestry bureau chief used in the movie ""Mt. Hakkoda."" Everyone from children to the elderly can learn while enjoying themselves. The garden contains more than a hundred varieties of trees, including Yoshino cherry, hickory, and Hiba cypress, which provide a full view of the beauty of the four seasons."
  • Tsubakiyama Beach
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Hiranaimachi Higashi-tazawa Yokomine
    This is a shallow beach with peaceful waves near Mt. Tsubaki, which marks the northernmost point that Japanese camellias will grow naturally. This beach, which was selected as one of the 100 best sights in Japan, sees over 30,000 visitors each year. There are very few waves at the artificial beach, which stretches out roughly 500 meters, making it perfect for families with young children. It also has showers and changing rooms. You can have barbecues in the summer, making it a great destination to have fun with your friends.
  • Yogoshi-yama Forest Park
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Hiranaimachi
    About a 10-minute drive from Kominato Station on the Aoimori Railway, this forest park is surrounded by flowers and greenery. There are various facilities inside the park, and the main attractions are the cactus garden which features over 3,000 species of cacti and succulents, and a beautiful tropical orchid garden where you can appreciate 150 species of orchids in full bloom. The cactus greenhouse is in the northeast, and there are so many different kinds. In the tropical orchid greenhouse, you can see 150 kinds of orchids over the course of a year. Additionally, this is a spot where you can enjoy an entire day with facilities that include the Yogoshiyama Auto Campsite, Yogoshiyama Cabin House, park golf courses, ski areas and Yogoshiyama hot springs.
  • Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru
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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.
  • Hakkoda Gourd Line
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Arakawa Kansuizawa
    The Hakkoda Gourd Line walking course with its well-maintained trails and easy walking got its name from its calabash-like shape. There are two routes, one taking 30 minutes and the other taking 60, but both offer a wonderful chance to enjoy the wetland and alpine plant scenery. It’s relatively easy to walk, but make sure you wear comfortable shoes. It’s about 40 minute drives from the Tohoku Expressway Kuroishi Interchange to the Hakkoda Ropeway.
  • Aomori Shunmikan
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Ishie Takama 140-2
    Aomori Shunmikan is a place where Aomori’s delicious food is gathered. It also has many restaurants and souvenir shops. There are also many events and it is always busy, and there are limited time exhibitions of young producers and business founders from the prefecture. It is conveniently located at JR Shin-Aomori Station.
  • Gappo Park
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Gappo 2-17
    This seaside park has been selected as one of the 100 most beautiful urban parks in Japan; in spring, cherry trees burst into bloom, while in early summer the blossoms of the wisteria growing on the park grounds are lovely. Park highlights include the Miyo no Matsu pine tree, designated a Natural Monument by the city, an avenue of pine trees, and stone monuments dedicated to poets such as Takuboku Ishikawa and Matsuo Basho, and visitors are particularly recommended to take a stroll through the grounds. The park also has a playground and small zoo area and is a popular destination for families with children.
  • Aomori City Sports Park Wakuwaku Public Square
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Oyasawa Noda 87-4
    A leisure park opened in 2005 located in a corner of Aomori City Sports Park. The lush park area has a playground with a lengthy slides and other equipment modeled after famous locations in Aomori. There's also a natural grass lawn and splash zone with fountains where children can play in shallow waters, making the park a great place for families to enjoy a day outdoors. On sunny days, many people come here to have a picnic.
  • Asamushi Umizuri Park
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Aomori Aomori-shi Asamushi Hotarudani 352

    訪れた当日は霧雨のため釣り人は1人でしたが、かなりの漁かがあったみたいでした。平日でしたので、地元の人でしょうノンビリと釣りを楽しんでいました。

  • Sunset Beach Asamushi
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    8 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Asamushi Sakamoto 51-55

    浅虫温泉の近くにあるビーチです.その名のとおり,夕暮れ時には青森湾に沈む夕日をながめることのできる絶景スポットです.

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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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