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Featured Destinations

Aomori

Approximately 3 hours 10 minutes from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori on the Tōhoku Shinkansen

Located at the northern tip of Honshu, Aomori Prefecture has many popular tourist spots such as Hirosaki Castle with its renowned cherry blossoms, and Oirase Stream with its natural beauty in spring and brilliant tree colors in fall. Aomori is famous for events such as the summertime Nebuta Festival and its wintertime snow lantern festival, as well as specialty products, particularly its apples. 

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Last Updated: 2021-8-26

Travel for less to Shin-Aomori by using a pass

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

5 days of unlimited travel for ¥20,000
* Foreigners living in Japan can also purchase a JR EAST PASS!

Recommended Sights

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Map of Aomori

Wa Rasse, Nebuta House

Wa Rasse, Nebuta House

See Nebuta Year-Round at Nebuta Museum WA RASSE
Experience the history, charm, and everything else the Nebuta Festival can offer all year long at Nebuta Museum WA RASSE. (One minute on foot from Aomori Station)
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Picture of Hirosaki Castle

Hirosaki Castle

Hirosaki Castle
Since 1903, about 2,600 cherry blossom trees have been planted within this park. Many tourists come each year to the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival. This park is designated as one of the 100 best locations in Japan for cherry blossom-viewing.
Note: The cherry blossoms bloom between late April and early May.
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Picture of Oirase Stream

Oirase Stream

Oirase Stream
Oirase Stream is a mountain stream flowing roughly 14 km from Nenokuchi in Lake Towada to Yakeyama that merges into the Oirase River. It has been designated as a National Special Place of Scenic Beauty and as a natural monument. Savor the serenity of the forest and the natural beauty of waterfalls and other spots.
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Picture of Lake Towada

Lake Towada

Lake Towada
The cruise boat floats elegantly on the surface of Lake Towada throughout the year. The cruise offers unique vistas of beauty that change by season and are available nowhere else. Enjoy the luxurious, richly detailed beauty of Lake Towada.
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Aomori Model Sightseeing Course

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Aomori: Stroll around Lake Towada and Oirase Stream, and enjoy a day trip to Sukayu Onsen2 Days 1 Night

This fulfilling 2-day 1-night course invites you to a stroll around Lake Towada, which is as beautiful as a mirror, and the Oirase Stream, renowned for its lush greenery in the spring and fall foliage in the autumn, and finally enjoy a hot spring bath after exploring the area.

2 Days 1 Night Model Course

First Day
7:00Take the Tōhoku Shinkansen Hayabusa from Tōkyō Station.
10:30Take JR Bus Tohoku's Mizuumi from Shin-Aomori Station.
13:301Enjoy lunch at Lake Towada's Yasumiya.
14:00Take a walk around Lake Towada.
17:002Arrive at Oirase Stream Onsen and check in at the inn.
Second Day
8:00Stroll around Oirase Stream.
13:00Take JR Bus Tohoku's Mizuumi to Sukayu Onsen.
15:003Day trip onsen at Sukayu Onsen.
16:30Take JR Bus Tohoku's Mizuumi to Aomori Station.
18:00Arrive at Aomori Station.

Route Map

A Map of Aomori Model Sightseeing Course

Aomori: Tour around Aomori Station, Asamushi Onsen and walk along the Tanesashi Coast2 Days 1 Night

Enjoy a Nokkedon lunch, a bowl of rice topped with fresh seafood from the market, hot springs, and a walk along the stunning coastline - all destinations can be visited by train.

2 Days 1 Night Model Course

First Day
7:00Take the Tōhoku Shinkansen Hayabusa from Tōkyō Station.
10:30Transfer to the Ōu Main Line at Shin-Aomori Station and head to Aomori Station.
11:001Enjoy a Nokkedon lunch at the Aomori Gyosai Center.
13:001Tour around Aomori Station.
17:00Take the Aoimori Railway to1Asamushi Onsen Station and head to2Asamushi Onsen. Check in at the inn.
Second Day
8:00Take the Aoimori Railway to Hachinohe Station, and transfer to the Hachinohe Line to2 Same Station.
10:003Stroll around the Kabushima shrine.
12:004Enjoy lunch along the Tanesashi Coast(3Tanesashikaigan Station).
13:304Stroll around the Tanesashi Coast.
16:00Take the Hachinohe Line to Hachinohe Station.

Route Map

A Map of Aomori Model Sightseeing Course

Travel for less to Shin-Aomori by using a pass

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

5 days of unlimited travel for ¥20,000
* Foreigners living in Japan can also purchase a JR EAST PASS!

Take a train through Aomori and see the Tohoku region

JOYFUL TRAINS
The Joyful Train lineup at JR EAST makes riding fun. Discover stunning scenery with the Resort Asunaro and the Resort Shirakami, and enjoy fine cuisine onboard with the TOHOKU EMOTION.

Route map of Aomori

Resort Shirakami: Between Aomori and Akita Stations

Stunning seaside scenery along the Gono line

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Shirakami-Sanchi and the Sea of Japan, while taking part in special events and shopping for local specialties such as sake, coffee brewed with natural water sourced from the Shirakami-Sanchi, confectioneries, and much more inside the train.

Resort Asunaro: Between Hachinohe and Ominato Stations (Aomori) 

Enjoy the spectacular scenery in comfort while traveling in a nature-friendly train

The train is equipped with ample space with in-car television screens that provide views looking out from the front of the train and sightseeing information.
The observation room behind the driver's compartment allows for panoramic views out of the windows.

TOHOKU EMOTION: Between Hachinohe (Aomori) and Kuji (Iwate) Stations

Tohoku's all-dining restaurant train

In addition to a plethora of attractions that include excellent design, art, and panoramic views, the TOHOKU EMOTION is particularly known for its cuisine. The Tohoku's all-dining restaurant train features include an open kitchen where you can watch your food being prepared while you wait.

Travel for less to Shin-Aomori by using a pass

JR EAST PASS (Tohoku area)

5 days of unlimited travel for ¥20,000
* Foreigners living in Japan can also purchase a JR EAST PASS!

JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass

Enjoy Hokkaido (Sapporo and Hakodate) as well! 6 days of unlimited travel for ¥27,000

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