Aomori, in Aomori, is a city of around 300,000 inhabitants.
Tokyo, the national capital, is situated 360 miles (579 kilometers) south of Aomori, while Sapporo lies 160 miles (257 kilometers) to the north.
Some of the most popular historical sites of the area are the places of worship that have attracted faithful followers for generations. Get an insight into the original construction methods of the Chosho-ji Temple and the Saisho-in Temple as you inspect the old structures.
The nature preserves in the vicinity of Aomori show visitors the birds, trees and plants that exist in the region. Discover the beauty of Towada-Hachimantai National Park and enjoy being out in nature and away from the paved streets.
A visit to the beautiful aquatic displays of the Asamushi Aquarium is the perfect way to get acquainted with the incredible creatures of the deep. Watch colorful clouds of fish glide by and chat to the friendly volunteers.
Sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes darkly romantic, the castles in Aomori are always good to photograph. When you look up at the fairytale-like design of the old Hirosaki Castle, it's easy to imagine how ruling clans used to battle for this area.
It’s impossible to know what makes a place tick until you know its history; luckily Aomori has preserved the Sannai Maruyama, one of the region’s more important history buildings and sites. It is good to explore this site and also other local ancient structures and monuments for an understanding of the events that shaped this city.