Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Aomori

Sannai Maruyama Site

Excavation of this site turned up an astonishing number of intact artefacts from Japan's Jōmon era (10,000 to 2000 years ago), which are on display at the museum here. Clay figures, jade beads and large chestnut pil…
Museum in Aomori

Aomori Museum of Art

There are terrific offerings for kids in the fun and quirky pieces by contemporary artists from Aomori Prefecture featured heavily in the permanent collection here. These include pop icon Yoshitomo Nara – and his 9f…
Museum in Aomori

Nebuta no Ie Wa Rasse

Even if you missed the Nebuta festival, you can still gawk at the awesome craftsmanship of the floats displayed at this new museum on the waterfront. On weekends there are dancing and drumming performances.
Viewpoint in Aomori

ASPAM Building

The observation deck at Aomori's unmissable A-shaped ASPAM Building on the rejuvenated waterfront offers stellar views over the port, and access to some cute trinket and food stalls.