"The final big city before you hit Hokkaido; Aomori is a pleasant place to catch up on a few creature comforts if you are exploring this mainly rural part of Northern Tohoku. The city makes a great base for day trips out into the surrounding countryside, but really comes alive in early August with a 5 night festival spectacular!"
Harry Sargant - Tailored Department Manager
Aomori is a modern city situated on Mutsu Bay and bordered by the Hakkoda mountain range. The important fishing and shipping centre was completely rebuilt after the war, giving it some interesting and unique modern architecture.
The city centre is home to craft shops, department stores and trendy clothing stores on the side streets. It is also home to an old fashioned market with an array of stalls selling a variety of fish and mountains of Aomori Prefecture’s most famous product: delicious oversized apples.
The city is home to the Nebuta Fire Festival. Although it is only held over a few days in August, the gigantic bamboo framed lanterns of various forms (including samurai, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers) are displayed in an exhibition all year round.