Welcome to Aomori
In the upper reaches of Japan's main island is the quiet prefectural capital of Aomori (青森), with a very pleasant harbourfront area near the train station. The wilds of Hokkaidō draw many travellers here for a brief stopover, but the savvy wanderer will use it as a base for exploring this vastly under-visited prefecture. Aomori's most famous draw is its Nebuta festival, in August, but the rest of the time the city... Read More
Top experiences in Aomori
Private Full Day Nature Tour of Oirase and Towada
Under the guidance of the local residents who guide this tour, you will experience the beautiful flows of the streams scattered about the Oirase mountain streams, and then on to Ashura, Kujukushima, the Kumoi waterfall, and waters of Kanzawa river, and also marvel at superb viewpoints such as Choshiotaki. These sights will be seen on foot, with some transportation by bus between the areas. This will allow you to get up close and personal with not only the flow of the beautiful mountain stream, but also the foliage and flora, along with rocks, moss, fern, and beech. Such beauty as this is best observed leisurely and attentively. Here, you will feel familiarity and intimacy with the nature around you.After lunch at the Towada Lake, you will take a jet boat tour on Lake Towada. You will experience the rush of speeding through nature on a high speed, high grade rubber boat adapted for tourism from the original military design. This is the first time a boat like this has been used for tourism in Japan. On the boat, it will just be you, bears and antelope on the shore, giant fish in the water, and the giant sky above. It is here that you’ll be able to observe wild animals such as eagles and more upclose all in the midst of glittering, gushing water.Also from the boat, you will see famous and mysterious sights, such as the likeness of Christ, magical creeks, and intensely glistening waters. Sights like this on a boat ride like this make for a non-stop, invigorating experience for both adults and children alike.Itinerary: At the Oirase River, you will move from the Deaibashi to the Ishiketo resting place for a break. Then visit the Ashura flow, the Kujukushima, the Kumo-no-Taki Falls, the Kanzawa flow and the Choshiotaki Falls.Afterward you will visit Towada first for lunch at the Towada dining hall. Then head to Gurirando for the jet boat experience before being transited back to the bus for your return back to Aomori.