Culture

Geographical character of Aomori Prefecture is unique that the land is surrounded by sea on the three sides and has Hakkoda Mountains in the middle, and it gives different climate and customs for each region and birth and development of various history and culture. Aomori Prefecture has many historical architectures and sites where visitors can feel its culture and history, and also has passed on the traditional festivals and local performing arts, including Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival in spring, Nebuta Festival in summer and Hacninohe Enburi in winter.
This section introduces such attractive culture in Aomori that is different for each region.

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Chosho-ji Temple (Zenringai)

Chosho-ji is a temple with Bodhisattvas built for Tsugaru Lords. Its Sanmo...more

Aomori Winter Festival

The theme of the festival is "Let's play with snow." There is a huge snow ...more

Osorezan Taisai Festival

The festivals held twice yearly attract visitors to the shrine from all ...more

Kuroishi Yosare

One of the three most famous dance festivals in Japan. It has a long tradi...more

Osorezan Reijo

Osorezan has been considered a sacred mountain for over 1,100 years ago si...more

Shirakami Sanchi Visitor Center

The visitor center provides information on Shirakami Sanchi's attractions,...more

Shuji Terayama Memorial Hall

The hall was constructed over a period of 3 years and opened in July 1997 ...more

Seikan Tunnel Memorial Hall

Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opened for servic...more

Hachinohe City Fishery Science Museum Marient

The museum features a marine plaza, where fish living in Hachinohe waters,...more

Former Hirosaki City Library

This library was built to commemorate victory in the Japanese-Russo War in...more

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