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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…

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…

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…

Experience the Nebuta Festival at the Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum, Aomori

Rasse, rasse, rasse ra! That’s what you hear when the street performers of Aomori are inviting everyone to join the Nebuta Matsuri (Nebuta festival) every August. But, for people who cannot afford to take part in the festivities, there’s still a chance to experience the Nebuta Matsuri throughout the year at the Nebutaya Wa Rasse…

Want to Go Hiking in Aomori? Follow the Trail of the Oirase River!

Just a two-hour car drive away from Aomori City, and you’re on your way to a relaxing getaway in the upstream region of the Oirase River. Past the farmland are green thickets of forest that protects the river from bank erosion. The Oirase River channels the water of Lake Towada into the Pacific Ocean, and…

Take a Step into the Afterlife at Eerie Mount Osore

There are three most sacred places in Japan: Mount Osore (Osorezan), Koyasan and Hieizan. Among the three, Osorezan, translated to “Fear Mountain,” is considered as the “gateway to hell.” ichinen-fourseasonsinjapan.blogspot.jp/ The place has a peculiar and strange feeling making tourists uneasy and wanting to leave the place as soon as they get there. This is…

Iwaki-san, Jewel of the Tsugaru Peninsula

Iwaki-san, Tsugaru Author’s photo When most people think of Japan, Mount Fuji is immediately brought to mind. While Fuji-san is a beautiful and iconic place to visit, it is not Japan’s only picturesque mountain. Mount Iwaki, which is located near the Tsugaru Peninsula in Aomori Prefecture, is a fantastic location to see if you plan…