What to Do in Aomori City What to Do in Aomori City

What to Do in Aomori City


2017.08.23

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

What to Do in Aomori City

It’s impossible to be bored in Aomori City. Sure the area is famous for apples and great seafood, but it also has so much more to offer beyond the culinary world. From world-class art galleries, breathtaking natural surroundings, incredibly unique folk music, and a rich history, you can’t risk wasting a minute in this specular city.

  • 01

    Go to Auga Ichiba Market

    Start your morning off with a visit to the Auga Ichiba Market located down in the basement of the Auga Festival City shopping centre. This lively local seafood market is filled with tightly packed rows of vendors ready to serve you an array of fresh fish, local vegetables and anything else your heart and stomach desires.

    Go to Auga Ichiba Market

    Go to Auga Ichiba Market

    Festival City Auga
    place
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Shinmachi 1-3-7 Festival City AugA B1F
    phone
    0177218000
    opening-hour
    5:00-17:00
  • 02

    Tour the Hakkoda Maru ship/museum

    When your done with the seafood paradise of the Auga Ichiba Market, make your way down to the port where chances are you’ll stumble across the canary yellow Hakkoda-Maru docked near Aomori Bay Bridge.

    Tour the Hakkoda Maru ship/museum

    Tour the Hakkoda Maru ship/museum

    Originally used as a transport ship back in the 1960s up until the late 1980s, the Hakkoda-Maru would carry trains across the 113 km journey from northern Aomori all the way to Hakodate, in the south of Hokkaido. Once the underground Seikan Tunnel was built in 1988, the services of the Hakkoda Maru were no longer needed, so the ship was reincarnated into an impressive local museum. For a 500 yen admission fee you can explore the well maintained interior of this hardworking vessel and learn all about Aomori’s marine and transport history.

    Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkodamaru
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    4.0

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    place
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yanakawa 1-112-15
    phone
    0177358150
    opening-hour
    [Apr.-Oct.] 9:00-19:00 (Last…
  • 03

    Checkout the exhibitions at the Aomori Art Museum

    Checkout the exhibitions at the Aomori Art Museum

    Checkout the exhibitions at the Aomori Art Museum

    Once you’ve filled your morning with everything sea related it’s time to head out to one of the city’s most iconic art landmarks, Aomori Art Museum. Located just outside of the city, the museum is a meticulously considered art wonderland. From the Sannai Maruyama Jomon Archaeological Site inspired architecture, underground display spaces and 8.5 meter tall and 6.5 meter wide Aomori Dog that guards the space from deep within its underground trenches, this multi-purpose, multi-level museum is a labyrinth you want to lose yourself in. The museum houses a restaurant, shop, community gallery, theatre, outdoor space, workshop, as well as a variety of exhibition spaces, so give yourself a few hours to really explore.

    Aomori Museum of Art
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    4.0

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    place
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yasuta Chikano 185
    phone
    0177833000
    opening-hour
    9:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)
  • 04

    Do some omiyage shopping at A-Factory

    Do some omiyage shopping at A-Factory

    Do some omiyage shopping at A-Factory

    It’s almost a crime to visit Aomori and not pick up a few little pieces of omiyage for both friends and of course yourself. Just a short walk from Aomori station, A-factory has all your gift and souvenir needs sorted. The market-style shopping centre sells all the best local products from fresh vegetables and fruits, sweets, and everything apple related.

    Do some omiyage shopping at A-Factory

    Do some omiyage shopping at A-Factory

    The most exciting feature though is possibly the store’s cider factory. Made of course using apples grown in area, you can watch the production process of the cider through the glass windows at the factory. Once you’ve seen how it’s made it’s time to kick back, take a moment and enjoy a glass or two before heading out to dinner and a show.

    A-FACTORY
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    4.0

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    place
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Yanakawa 1-4-2A-FACTORY
    phone
    0177521890
    opening-hour
    [Sale of Goods store] 9:00-2…
  • 05

    Finish with dinner and live show at the Ringo Bako Izakaya

    Finish with dinner and live show at the Ringo Bako Izakaya

    Finish with dinner and live show at the Ringo Bako Izakaya

    As the hours roll deeper into the evening it’s time to head back to where the day started. Located next to the Auga Ichiba Market is Ringo Bako Izakaya, translating to ‘Apple Box’, this izakaya is a local favourite and the best place to fill up on food, booze and local music. With a kitchen overflowing with incredible local food it’s easy to overindulge, but be sure to save some space for city’s specialities like the famous Aomori scallops cooked with egg and green onions. As dinner-time picks up, chances are you’ll have the opportunity to witness a performance of the area’s traditional folk music played on a Tsugaru shamisen, the perfect way to unwind.

    Local Cuisine tugarushamisen ringobako
    place
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Shinmachi 1-3-7FestivalCityAugAB1F
    phone
    0177635155

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