Aomori Prefecture | Travel Guide
While Aomori prefecture in the northeastern part of Japan’s main island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and culture as you can see in our travel guide. It is a good destination in the summer because of the lower temperatures, and in the winter there is a lot of snow. Tourists mainly come to Aomori for the natural wonders such as the snow walls, Lake Towada, and the Oirase Gorge.
If you come to Japan in the summer, you may want to head to Aomori for the awesome Nebuta Matsuri festival that features a long parade of illuminated floats. The colorful parade is a feast for the eyes and the atmosphere is always good.
Check out our package tour in the Tohoku region if you are interested in discovering Aomori!
Hirosaki Castle | Aomori Travel Guide
Hirosaki Castle stands in Aomori prefecture. It is a very important castle because it has one of the only 12 original main keeps which exist in Japan. It is one of the best places to view cherry blossoms in Japan.
Hirosaki City | Aomori Travel Guide
Hirosaki is known as a cherry blossom city, and you can enjoy beautiful sakura around Hirosaki Castle between late April - early May. You will also find a samurai district and the Neputa festival theme park in Hirosaki.
Oirase and Lake Towada | Aomori Travel Guide
Along with Lake Towada, the Oirase river has been designated as a special scenic spot and a natural monument of Aomori. This area is a paradise for nature lovers.
Aomori City | Aomori Travel Guide
Aomori CIty is mostly skipped by tourists since the ferry is no longer the only way to get to Hokkaido, but if you happen to be here in August, the famous Nebuta Festival is worth a visit!
Juniko Lakes | Aomori Travel Guide
The Juniko (12 Lakes) in Aomori are a place of scenic beauty in the middle of a forest area in the mountains. It is a great spot for hiking and discovering flora and fauna in the area.