New Launch of Hokkaido Shinkansen, Let’s enjoy the travel to Shimokita Peninsula from Hakodate!


Finally, on March 26th, 2016, the service of Hokkaido Shinkansen between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto stations will start. Upon its launch, it will be much more convenient to come and go between Aomori and Hokkaido prefectures. However, there is another transportation that links those two prefectures. A ferry takes passengers between Oma Town, Aomori, where known for Oma Maguro (Oma brand tuna), and Hakodate in 90 minutes. The ferry, “Daikanmaru” operates 2 return services per day.
JR East-South Hokkaido Rail Pass
Hokkaido Shinkansen
Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry

Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry

Cape Oma

Oma Town in Shimokita County, Aomori Prefecture, which is located on the northern tip of Honshu (Japan’s main island), is one of entrance for sea route to connect between Honshu and Hokkaido. On a clear day, you can see the land of Hakodate over the Tsugaru Strait from the Cape Oma. Oma Town has been working on tourism, for example they made Oma’s tuna a brand as “Oma Maguro” that caught by “ippon zuri (single-hook hand-line fishing)”, and then the town is designated as “Minato Oasis” given an appraisal of its achievement. “Minato Oasis” is the certification given by the government to the enjoyable ocean front area for supporting regional revitalization.
Cape Oma
Oma Maguro (tuna)

Oma Maguro (tuna)

The Shimokita Peninsula including Oma Town has the spiritual spots such as Osore-zan (Mt. Osore), one of the Japan’s three most sacred mountains, and Hotokegaura. Furthermore, because ocean surrounds the land, you can enjoy the Shimokita gourmet of not only Oma Maguro but also Kaiyaki-miso, Ominato Kaigun Croquette, seafood bowl of sea urchin and abalone.

Osorezan Reijo
Osorezan Reijo

Hotokegaura
Hotokegaura

Kaiyaki-Miso
Kaiyaki-Miso

Ominato Kaigun Croquette
Ominato Kaigun Croquette

seafood bowl of sea urchin and abalone
Restaurants where you can eat Seafood Bowl

The Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori, which will be easily accessible from Hakodate, Hokkaido, will open a new frontier for travelers.

The Exciting and Memorable Shimokita Peninsula
The Exciting and Memorable Shimokita Peninsula
A story connected over the strait

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