Aomori City (青森) in Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefectural capital city on Honshu, Japan's main island. This port town used to be the main departure point to Hokkaido via ferry; and, although it remains the main port for car ferries, the opening of the Seikan Undersea Railway Tunnel and the advent of cheap flights have reduced ridership and many travelers now bypass the city altogether. Today Aomori is best known for its spectacular Nebuta Matsuri summer festival.

Top attractions in Aomori

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Museum

Nebuta Warasse

A well done museum about the Nebuta Matsuri.
3.9 / 5
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Historic Site

Jomon Site

Archaeological site from the Jomon Period.
3.4 / 5
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Museum

Hakkodamaru Ship

Ship that connected Aomori with Hakodate.
3.4 / 5
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Museum

Museum of Art

Interesting contemporary art museum.
3.0 / 5
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Side Trips from Aomori
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Hirosaki

Former castle town in Northern Tohoku.
3.7 / 5
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Access and Orientation