In Aomori Prefecture, there are many famous spots for cherry blossoms and you can enjoy those from late April to early May. Furthermore, other many events will be held to enjoy not only cherry blossoms but also various flowers.
After cherry blossoms, variety of spring colors of flowers, such as apple, canola and azalea can be seen throughout the prefecture.
“Tennou Azalea Festival”
Every May at the Tennou Shrine, which is located on a small hill in Shichinohe Town, about 500 of azaleas are blooming. During the festival, azaleas are illuminated in the night that make fantastical atmosphere and will attract all visitors.
Location: The Tennou Shrine
(Aza-Tennou 12-1, Shichinohe Town, Kamikita County, Aomori)
Access: 10 minutes by car from JR Shichinohe-Towada Station
“Owani Onsen Azalea Festival”
In the Chausuyama Park overlooking Owani Town, azaleas in brilliant color are blooming. You can enjoy more than 20 kinds and approximately 15,000 of azaleas.
Location: Chausuyama Park
(Aza-Chausudate, Owani, Owani Town, Tsugaru County, Aomori)
Access: 7 minutes walk from JR Owani-Onsen Station
Owani Onsen Village
Aomori Winery Hotel
“Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival”
After the full-bloom of cherry, apple flowers start to bloom in May. “Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival”, which let you enjoy with various events, will be held at Hirosaki Apple Park.
Location: Hirosaki Apple Park
Apple Flower Festival
Hirosaki Apple Park
“Canola Festival in Yokohama Town”
Yokohama Town holds 158 ha of canola field in total. In mid of May, when its flower will be fully in bloom, the festival including events, such as “Yokohama Nanohana Marathon” running through the field, Canola Maze and some stage shows, is held.
Location: Special event site in Mameda, Yokohama Town
Access: 15 minutes by car from JR Mutsu-Yokohama Station
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