West of the road were a series of lakes, ponds, marshes and wetlands between you and the sea. To the east was the Iwaki River, farm villages and the southern end of the Tsugaru Mountains, the northernmost mountains of the Ou chain.
May 27, 2017
Misawa in Aomori Prefecture kicked off their summer festival on Thursday the 18th of August, 2016. Well, Aomori prefecture begins its summer months a little later than the other prefectures. Read, to find more information about the Summer festival at Misawa.
September 13, 2016
Situated by Lake Towada (十和田湖 Towadako) which holds it’s water in the crater of a dormant volcano; hidden in it’s own sanctuary is a Shinto shrine recognized as a holy place in Aomori Prefecture. Once you enter from the village and pass the Tori (gate of entrance) the path to Towada Jinja Shrine is called "Suginami", a shortened version of the word from the Edo period “Suginamiki”, which, when translated means "avenue of Cedars". The trees are tall, sturdy and magnificent!
September 6, 2016
As summer officially begins mid-July here in Aomori Prefecture -- located in Tohoku, the most northern region on the mainland of Japan -- it is finally the time to shake off the spring chill as we enter into August’s hot and humid temperatures. Where do the locals recommend you visit? The Oirase Gorge of course!
August 19, 2016
The Nebuta/Neputa festivals of Aomori Prefecture are unique to the area. There are at least four major festivals and a slew of smaller ones which have the trademark illuminated floats made of washi (harden Japanese paper) with a bamboo frame depicting colorful scenes from Chinese and Japanese history and legends.
July 17, 2015
In the far northern regions of Tohoku, Aomori’s Nebuta Festival with its giant illuminated action scene floats gets all the glory and attention and while this is well deserved another festival just next door tends to get overlooked which deserves more attention.
June 24, 2015
The aptly named Osorezan, which literally means Mount Fear in Japanese, is located at the northern tip of Honshu in Aomori Prefecture. The mountain is home to Bodai-ji Temple, and is one of Japan’s three holiest mountains along with Mount Hiei in Kyoto and Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture.
February 20, 2015
Experience the Aomori Museum of Art, which paid so much attention to details, including its buildings.
The Aomori Museum of Art which is located at a 10-minute bus ride away from Shin Aomori Station is the most popular art museum in Tohoku area.
October 10, 2014