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.
Aomori is perhaps most famous for 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.
Experiences in Aomori
Aomori offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of Japan's fascinating culture. See below for a few of our favourites
Weather in Aomori
The Climate Guide for Aomori, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.
|Max Daytime Temperature (°C)||0||1||5||12||17||20||24||26||22||16||9||3|
|Min Night-time Temperature (°C)||-6||-6||-3||2||7||12||17||18||14||7||1||-3|
|Hours of Sunshine (Daily)||2||3||5||6||7||6||5||6||5||5||3||2|
|Hours of Daylight (Daily)||10||11||12||13||14||15||15||14||12||11||10||9|
|Heat and Humidity Discomfort||None||None||None||None||None||None||Low||Low||None||None||None||None|
|Days with some Rainfall||30||27||25||18||18||17||18||18||19||20||24||29|
|Monthly Rainfall (mm)||132||98||77||74||86||96||123||155||147||109||127||132|
|UV Index (Maximum)||1||2||4||6||7||8||9||8||7||4||2||1|