Aomori

Aomori
Aomori
Aomori
Aomori
Aomori
Aomori
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Timezone: GMT + 9
Airport
Venue Capacity: 1,500
Accommodation capacity: 5,442

CONTACT

Aomori Tourism and Convention Association

Tel.
+81-17-723-7211
Fax.
+81-17-723-7215
URL
http://www.atca.info/atca_language/index_en.html 
E-mail
info@atca.info 
∨ ∧ Overview

Aomori: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

Aomori sits at the northern tip of Japan's main island. It has peninsulas, lakes, and long coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan. The city of Aomori sits right on the bay, and if you go just a bit inland you'll find ranges of scenic mountains. Add to all this the large public parks filled with beautiful forests (Aomori literally means "green woods"), and it's no exaggeration to say that Aomori shows off the very best of Japanese nature.

 Aomori: The Japan of Your Dreams

Aomori has practically everything that a visitor to Japan could want, and that the Japanese prize about their own country: fresh seafood, delicious produce, mountain vistas, deep forests, cherry blossom boulevards, lively summer festivals, gorgeous autumn leaves, snow-capped mountains, hot springs, warm hospitality, and cultural sites stretching back to Japan's prehistory. Aomori is the Japan you've been dreaming of.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Hokkaido & Tohoku
    Population:
    0.3 million (City)
  • Access:

    From Tokyo (Haneda Airport) > Aomori (Aomori Airport): 80 minutes by plane

    From Seoul, South Korea (Incheon Airport) > Aomori (Aomori Airport): 135 minutes by plane

    From Aomori Airport > central Aomori: 35 minutes by bus/car

  • Local Speciality:

    Fresh Seafood
    Aomori has the Sea of Japan to its west, the Pacific Ocean to its east, and the Tsugaru Strait to its north, and these waters are all home to an abundance of seafood. "Nanako-hacchin" refers to two groups of seafood delicacies, fifteen dishes in total, that Aomori is famous for, including salmon, salmon, cod, crab, sea urchin and octopus. And if that bounty isn't enough, the fact that Aomori has top-quality rice and pure water means that fantastic sushi is everywhere. You can even purchase "Aomori Sushi Coupons", valid at select sushi restaurants and offering special services only available to coupon holders. This is the place for seafood lovers!

    Place to visit:

    Asamushi
    Just a short train or car ride from the middle of Aomori city, Asamushi is a gorgeous district on Mutsu Bay with a history of more than 1,200 years and a collection of famed hot spring resorts. Here's a good itinerary: First, visit Asamushi's aquarium, where you can see the popular dolphin show and walk through a spectacular 15-metre-loing "water tunnel". Then head to Asamushi Umizuri Park, where you can enjoy fishing off a scenic pier. Don't worry—you can rent the fishing rods and bait right in the park. Finally, hit the onsen. With the special Asamushi Yufada pass (1,500 yen), you can visit the hot spring baths of any three of the 12 inns and guesthouses in Asamushi.

Number of Rooms Hotel 1,466
Japanese Inn 2,656
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 5,442
Japanese Inn 4,668
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature -1.2℃ -0.7℃ 2.4℃ 8.3℃ 13.3℃ 17.2℃ 21.1℃ 23.3℃ 19.3℃ 13.1℃ 6.8℃ 1.5℃
Average Precipitation 145mm 111mm 70mm 63mm 81mm 76mm 117mm 123mm 123mm 104mm 138mm 151mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • Aomori City Cultural Hall
    Convention Facility

    This facility is suitable for a wide range of events, from concerts to art ex...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    550 306 228
  • Aomori Civic Hall
    Convention Facility

    A perfect venue for a variety of events: stockholders meetings, lectures, pre...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    989 122
  • Aomori Kokusai Hotel
    Hotel

    The Aomori Kokusai Hotel offers lodging as well as facilities for meetings an...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    94 67 700 330 800 400
  • HOTEL AOMORI
    Hotel

    This 17-floor hotel, located in the center of the city, has a fine view of Mt...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    261 155 1500 900 1200 840
∨ ∧ Attractions

Nebuta

Wa-rasse Nebuta Museum / Nebuta Festival


The Nebuta Festival is Aomori's pride and joy. From August 2-7, around two dozen giant, illuminated floats parade down the streets of Aomori surrounded by huge crowds of dancers. The event draws millions of tourists from Japan and abroad each year – and the Wa-rasse Nebuta Museum gives visitors a chance to experience it year-round. Just a short walk from Aomori Station, the facility houses floats from past years and installations about the festival's history. You can dance to the beat of Nebuta drums and watch footage of the festival on giant screens. This is an essential stop on any Aomori visitor's itinerary.


Sannai Maruyama Archaeological Site 


Discovered in 1992, and designated a Special National Historical Site in November 2000, the Sannai Maruyama site is a trove of precious structures, artefacts, and insights into Japan's prehistoric Jomon people. The area was inhabited from roughly 3500-2000 BC. Jomon people lived in pit dwellings, with floors dug out below ground level and a fireplace in the centre; they also constructed "long houses" which seem to have served as meeting halls and workshops. At the site, you can see traces of these structures, as well as modern reconstructions and an impressive array of artefacts. When you think of Japanese history, you might think of samurai, the temples of Kyoto, or Zen Buddhism. But at Sannai Maruyama, you can get an absolutely fascinating glimpse of an era that came much earlier.

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