The Aomori Museum of Art (ΒXŒ§—§”όpŠΩ, Aomori Kenritsu Bijutsukan) is a modern art museum found just outside of downtown Aomori City. The building houses both temporary and permanent exhibits, and was designed to resemble the Sannai Maruyama Jomon Archaeological Sites next door. Instead of being built entirely above ground, the display spaces are dug into the earth like the trenches of an archaeological excavation site, while the museum building is painted white like tents that are stretched over the trenches.

The museum's permanent collection includes three impossibly large paintings by Marc Chagall, that were originally backdrops for a ballet performance, which are shown in a room with 19 meter high ceilings. Other works displayed in the permanent collection includes woodblock prints and paintings by Munakata Shiko, the pop art and almost cartoonish work of Nara Yoshitomo, as well as a huge 8.5 meter tall Aomori-Ken dog statue also by Nara.

Getting there and around

The museum is located next to the Kenritsu Bijutsukanmae bus stop (Œ§—§”όpŠΩ‘O), a 20 minute, 280 yen bus ride from Aomori Station. It is also a five minute walk from the Sannai Maruyama Jomon Archaeological Site.

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    • Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Set within 6 km of Sannai-Maruyama site and 43 km of Tsuta Hot Spring, Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring offers rooms in Aomori. Featuring a restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, all rooms include a desk and a flat-screen TV. At Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring the rooms come with bed linen and towels. Breakfast is available every morning, and includes buffet, continental and American options. The accommodation also has a spa and wellness centre, where guests can make the most of facilities like a sauna. Speaking English and Japanese at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always at hand to help. Hirosaki Castle is 43 km from Dormy Inn Aomori Natural Hot Spring, while Aomori Station is less than 1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 12 km from the hotel.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori
      Luxury
      Set in Aomori, within 5.8 km of Sannai-Maruyama site and 43 km of Tsuta Hot Spring, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori offers accommodation with free WiFi throughout the property. Each accommodation at the 4-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a fitness centre and to a restaurant. Aomori Camp Garrison and Defense Hall is 3.8 km from the hotel and Shin-Aomori Station is 4.9 km away. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori every room has bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Languages spoken at the reception include English and Japanese. Hirosaki Castle is 42 km from Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori, while Aomori Station is 500 metres away. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 12 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Jogakura
      Luxury
      Located at the foot of Mount Hakkoda, Hotel Jogakura provides mountain resort accommodation boasting natural hot spring baths, saunas and gorgeous Japanese meals. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and ski equipment rentals can be arranged. Fitted with wide windows and dark-coloured wooden flooring, each guestroom comes with a TV, a fridge and a telephone. Guests can make a cup of tea using an electric kettle and tea bags. The en suite bathroom includes a bath tub and a hairdryer. Jogakura Hotel provides free luggage and ski storage services. Free-use internet PCs and a water server are available at the lobby. Laundry facilities can be used for free. The hotel offers free shuttles to/from JR Aomori Station, a 50-minute drive away. Aomori Airport is a 45-minute drive from the property. Japanese multi-course dinner is served at the dining room. A breakfast buffet with Western and Japanese dishes is also available.
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    • Iroha Ryokan
      Budget-friendly
      Only a 2-minute walk from JR Aomori Train Station, Iroha Ryokan offers simple Japanese-style rooms with a flat-screen TV. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all guests and free parking is available. Guests sleep on tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding in each air-conditioned room. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. A free-use washing machines is provided and luggage storage is available at the front desk. A Japanese set-menu is served for breakfast and dinner. Dinner is served at the guestsf room and guests can choose to have breakfast in their rooms or at the shared dining room. Guests who want to eat dinner must make a reservation upon booking. Ryokan Iroha is a 15-minute drive from Sannai Maruyama Site and a 20-minute drive from Showa Daibutsu Buddha Statue. Aomori Museum of Art is a 15-minute drive away.
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    • Yadoya Tsubaki
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Aomori and only 20 km from Sannai-Maruyama site, Yadoya Tsubaki features accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. This 2-star ryokan provides a spa experience, with its hot spring bath and open-air bath. The property offers allergy-free units and is located 15 km from Aomori Station. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned units offering a tatami, a kettle, a microwave, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a shared bathroom with a a bath or shower. At the ryokan, every unit is fitted with bed linen and towels. There is a coffee shop on-site. The ryokan is located in a geothermal area, with a number of hot springs nearby for guests to relax in. Guests at the ryokan will be able to enjoy activities in and around Aomori, like hiking and walking tours. Aomori Camp Garrison and Defense Hall is 18 km from Yadoya Tsubaki, while Shin-Aomori Station is 19 km from the property. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 25 km from the accommodation.
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    • Richmond Hotel Aomori
      Luxury
      A 15-minute walk from JR Aomori Train Station, Richmond Hotel Aomori features rooms with VOD channels and free Wi-Fi. Guests can request relaxing massages for an extra cost and use the on-site coin launderette. Rooms come with air conditioning/heating facilities, a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with a bath and free toiletries. A fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags are included in each as room as well. An air purifier and humidifier is provided in each room. The 24-hour front desk offers luggage storage, photocopying services and concierge services. Drinks vending machines are on site and guests can use the shared microwave. The property offers children's amenities including slippers and toothbrushes. A Japanese and Western-style breakfast buffet including local specialities is served at Sky Dining Brillianterrace. Aomori Richmond Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sannai Maruyama Site and Aomori Museum of Art. Aomori Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
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    • Super Hotel Aomori
      Budget-friendly
      Super Hotel Aomori is situated in Aomori, within 7 km of Sannai-Maruyama site and 42 km of Tsuta Hot Spring. This 2-star hotel offers luggage storage space and free WiFi. Aomori Camp Garrison and Defense Hall is 5 km from the hotel and Shin-Aomori Station is 6.1 km away. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The rooms at Super Hotel Aomori have air conditioning and a desk. Hirosaki Castle is 42 km from the accommodation, while Aomori Station is 1.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, 12 km from Super Hotel Aomori.
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    • HOTEL MYSTAYS Aomori Station
      Mid-range
      HOTEL MYSTAYS Aomori Station is a 3-minute walk from Aomori Train Station. Guests can enjoy their meals and a drink at the on-site caf? and restaurant. With free WiFi, the air-conditioned rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle. Each has a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries and a hairdryer. The restaurant serves local specialities. A Japanese and continental breakfast is offered daily. Sannai-Maruyama site is a 10-minute drive from HOTEL MYSTAYS Aomori Station. Aomori Airport is 15 km away.
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    • Hotel Aomori
      Mid-range
      Set a 6-minute drive from JR Aomori Station and Nebuta House Warasse, Hotel Aomori features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The hotel is 30 minutes by car from Sannai-Maruyama site. There is free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk, and shops at the property. The hotel also offers bike hire. JR Shin-Aomori Station is 20 minutes by car. The nearest airport is Aomori Airport, a 30-minute drive km from the property.
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    • Hotel JAL City Aomori
      Luxury
      Located a 6-minute walk away from JR Aomori Train Station, Hotel Jal City Aomori offers stylish rooms. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property. Air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV with foreign language satellite broadcasting and and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries, a hairdryer and a bath. Each is fitted with a desk, an electric kettle and a refrigerator. At Aomori Jal City Hotel, guests can get a massage or use the laundry service. A luggage storage service and a designated smoking area are also available on site. La Sera serves a buffet-style breakfast as well as a la carte lunch items. Aspumu, a shopping site for local products is a 3-minute walk away, Nebuta house Warasse is a 5-minute walk and Aomorigyosai Centre where guests can enjoy Nokkedon is a 10-minute walk away. Mt. Hakkoda is a 55-minute drive from the property. The Sannai-Maruyama Site can be accessed within a 15-minute drive. Aomori Airport is a 25-minute bus ride away from the property.
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