Sample Itineraries – We have created some great itineraries for enjoying Aomori.

Tour A – Touring Aomori's Nebuta and Markets for an Enjoyable Day Trip!

This trip was designed for travelers to take in the popular locations within Aomori City. Many sightseeing spots are conveniently located close to Aomori Station, enabling travelers to enjoy Aomori even on a day trip. Within walking distance from the station is a market where products unique to Aomori are all on display and a museum where the nebuta used in the traditional Nebuta Festival are on display; this trip will be a treat for both your eyes and your taste buds.

Trip Details

Tokyo Station

Shinkansen

approximately 205 minutes on the Tohoku Shinkansen

Shin-Aomori Station

Trunk Lines

approximately 10 minutes on the Ou Main Line

The Newly Renovated Shin-Aomori Station

Shin-Aomori Station, which was just renovated in December 2010, is the Shinkansen gateway to Aomori City. As the final stop on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line, it is currently the northernmost Shinkansen station in Japan (as of April 2011).

Shin-Aomori Station
Shin-Aomori Station

Aomori Station

On Foot

Walking Around Aomori City

Dining

It is a unique experience to be able to make your own nokke-don in Furukawa Market!

Nokke-don is when you buy a bowl full of rice and then visit the stalls at the market, purchasing various food items to place atop your rice and, in so doing, creating your own unique rice bowl dish. Since you are able to buy only the foods you like in the quantities you like, it can be great fun when you are on your own, with friends, with a loved one, or with your whole family.

Getting there:
Five minutes on foot from Aomori Station

Nokke-don
Nokke-don

ShoppingDining

Aspam, the Aomori Prefectural Tourism and Trade Building, Aomori City's Landmark Tower

This is Aomori City's landmark tower, with a triangular exterior designed to look like the ‘A’ in Aomori. Having an observation deck, restaurant, and multi-purpose facilities, the building is host to various events such as Tsugaru shamisen concerts.

Getting there:
Eight minutes on foot from Aomori Station

Aspam
Aspam

History&Traditions

Wa Rasse, Nebuta House, Where You Can See Nebuta Year-Round

Wa Rasse, Nebuta House, which just opened in January of 2011, introduces the history and charm of the Nebuta Festival, celebrated in Aomori since ages past, and lets you experience everything about nebuta all year long.

Getting there:
One minute on foot from Aomori Station

Wa Rasse, Nebuta House
Wa Rasse, Nebuta House

ShoppingDining

A-Factory, Where You'll Find All Aomori Prefecture's Delicious Foods in One Place

This facility includes a souvenir market where you'll find all the delicious foods produced throughout Aomori Prefecture, a hard cider brewery, and a restaurant that serves food made with ingredients produced within the prefecture. Within the facility there is a brewery that produces hard cider made from apples produced in Aomori, and you can watch the production from behind walls of glass.

Getting there:
One minute on foot from Aomori Station

A-Factory
A-Factory

Aomori Station

Trunk Lines

approximately 10 minutes on the Ou Main Line

Shin-Aomori Station

Shinkansen

approximately 205 minutes on the Tohoku Shinkansen

ShoppingDining

Aomori Shunmi-kan, Where You'll Find a Large Selection of the Special Products of Aomori Prefecture

Fresh agricultural products, represented by Aomori's apples, seasonal fruits and delicious Japanese sakes are all available here.

Getting there:
Within the Shin-Aomori Station building

Aomori Shunmi-kan
Aomori Shunmi-kan

Click here for more on Aomori tourism information

Aptinet, the Aomori tourism information website

Tokyo Station

As of May 2011

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