Traveling to Aomori? Here Are 3 Apple-Based Souvenirs That You Should Buy

Aomori is popular for ferry boats as it is considered a port town at the northernmost part of Honshu. It is also known for Nebuta Matsuri, one of the largest Japanese festivals held in summer. The place is perfect if you’d like to indulge in abundant nature and ancient atmosphere. Besides scenic landscapes, it also…

Admire the Quirks of Modern Art at the Towada Art Center in Aomori!

The city of Towada in Aomori Prefecture has been concentrating on promoting art in the city with its project called Arts Towada as a means of development. This project began in 2005 and the Art Center opened in 2008. The Towada Art Center, Street Furniture, and Art Square are the main parts of this project…

Visit the Enchanting “Juniko” – The Twelve Lakes of Aomori!

Have you ever traveled to the beautiful prefecture of Aomori in Japan? If you haven’t, you should try visiting a popular tourist destination called “Juniko” which is also known as the “Twelve Lakes.” It is located in Fukaura town which stands as a collective term for 33 lakes and ponds in the area. It is…

Do You Know What Plant This Bizarre Japanese Dessert Is Based On?

While the rest of the world is still fixated on mizu shingen mochi which is a type of dessert created by Kinseiken in 2013 that looks like a large droplet of water, Japan is now crazy over a new type of dessert. The new dessert is called kokedama ice, and judging by its appearance, we…

The Mysterious Story Behind Jesus Christ’s Tomb in Aomori

Japan is a country shrouded with mysteries. An extremely interesting example of one of these mysteries involves a village in Aomori. According to one cosmo archeologist, Wado Kosaka, (along with some of the residents of the village who believe the legend) Shingo village is the final resting place of Jesus Christ. elgonzi.com/ Takenouchi Documents checkyourfacts.wordpress.com/…

Sannai-Maruyama Site: Explore the Ancient Jomon Period Settlement in Aomori

In the northernmost part of Honshu lies a completely preserved ancient settlement dating back to the Jomon Period. These were incidentally discovered in 1992 upon surveying the site for a new baseball stadium. With the start of excavations, it further led to the discovery of burial pits and enough information on the ancient settlement above…

Don’t Miss the Traditional Hachinohe Enburi Festival in February!

The Hachinohe Enburi festival signals the arrival of spring in Japan and is held in the city of Hachinohe, Aomori. The festival occurs annually for 3 days, from February 17-20. Also, enburi is believed to have originated from the Japanese word “eburi” which is a farm tool that dancers carried in the old days during…

3 Unique and Beautiful Places to Experience in Aomori

Aomori is the northernmost prefecture in Japan’s main island of Honshu. The prefecture was founded in 1871 since it had become an important seaport in the Edo Period. Today there are many excellent things to see and do in Aomori, here are just a few. Hirosaki Castle commons.wikimedia.org/ Hirosaki is a beautiful castle town founded…

Sample the Distinct Local Delicacies of Lake Towada, Aomori

A visit to Lake Towada won’t be complete without a taste of one delicacy that stands out above the rest—the freshly caught sockeye salmon locally known as himemasu. However, there are also other delicacies around the area that locals also recommend with so much pride such as barayaki and soba-mochi. kamikochi.or.jp/ Towada Shokudo: The Best…

Nebuta Fever: The Origins of Aomori’s Most Thrilling Festival

When summer peaks into a boil in the northernmost prefecture of the Land of the Rising Sun in August it marks yet again the annual celebration of the Nebuta Matsuri festival on August 2-7. Millions of crowds gather every year to see the colorful floats parade on the street. But unlike many other famous festivals…
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