Must-see attractions in Aomori Prefecture

  • The Osorezan Temple in Aomori, JAPAN; Shutterstock ID 1092701174; Your name (First / Last): Evan Godt; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Northern Honshu destination page


    Aomori Prefecture

    This holy shrine at Osore-zan's summit is a moving, mesmerisingly atmospheric and beautiful place honouring Jizō Bosatsu, protector of children and a much…

  • Aomori, Japan - April 22 2018: The Aomori Museum of Art houses both temporary and permanent exhibits The museum's permanent collection includes three impossibly large paintings by Marc Chagall

    Aomori Museum of Art

    Aomori Prefecture

    Looking like a modernist sculpture, the geometric white facade of the Aomori Museum of Art was designed to blend in with the landscape when blanketed with…

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    Sannai Maruyama

    Aomori Prefecture

    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…

  • Japan, Aomori Prefecture, Hirosaki, Hirosaki Park, Cherry Blossom trees along moat


    Aomori Prefecture

    Perfect for picnicking, this enormous public park has been shaped over the centuries by three castle moats, and landscaped with overhanging cherry trees …

  • Hakkōda Ropeway

    Aomori Prefecture

    For anyone wanting a taste of the alpine without having to brave the steep ascent, this scenic ropeway whisks you quickly up to the summit of Tamoyachi…

  • Fujita Memorial Garden

    Aomori Prefecture

    The former home and garden of the wealthy Fujita family, this beautiful example of a manicured Japanese garden is the second largest in Tōhoku. Meandering…

  • Apple Park

    Aomori Prefecture

    In season, an excursion to this working orchard in full view of regal Iwaki-san is an ideal family activity. Apple-picking tours leave every 30 minutes…

  • Chōshō-ji

    Aomori Prefecture

    A 10-minute walk southwest of the Hirosaki-jō ruins brings you to an atmospheric temple district redolent of feudal times. At the top of the hill, Chōshō…

  • Hirosaki-jō

    Aomori Prefecture

    At the heart of Hirosaki-kōen lie the ancient remains of this castle, originally constructed in 1611. Rather tragically, only 16 years after it was built…

  • Neputa Mura

    Aomori Prefecture

    Come here to see some of Hirosaki's huge Neputa festival lanterns and try your hand at the giant taiko (drums). There are also exhibitions of local crafts…

  • Nebuta no Ie Wa Rasse

    Aomori Prefecture

    Even if you miss the Nebuta festival, you can still gawk at the awesome artisanship of the floats at this well-curated museum on the waterfront. On…

  • ASPAM Building

    Aomori Prefecture

    The observation deck on the 13th floor of Aomori's unmissable A-shaped ASPAM Building on the rejuvenated waterfront offers stellar views over the port,…