The Aomori Bay Area is a major tourism attraction with many popular sights of historical, cultural, and local importance including festivals and local goods.
A-FACTORY is a market style shopping center with shops and dining places using Aomori products such as sweets, foods, and drinks. It is located by the east exit of Aomori Station. A special cidre (cider) and juices using Aomori produced apples are made within the premises, allowing visitors to see the factory and taste the fresh products.
Aomori City Cultural Tourist Exchange Facility, The Nebuta House Wa Rasse
At the Nebuta House Wa Rasse, five carefully chosen nebutas from the Aomori summer festival Nebuta are permanently exhibited. Visitors can experience the nebuta’s intensity from up close. A souvenir shop and restaurant are also available.
The Aomori Prefectural Center for Tourism and Industry, ASPAM
ASPAM is a central facility for tourism and local products in Aomori. It features a 360 degrees panoramic movie theatre and an observational floor. There are occasional live tsugaru-shamisen performances open for anyone’s viewing. The souvenir section is one of the largest in the prefecture with many local products. Restaurants with great views as well as local traditional foods are also available.
The Aomori/Hakodate Ferryboat Memorial Ship “Hakkoda-Maru”
The Hakkoda-Maru is a ship made into a ferryboat museum. The ship itself was used until 1988 as an Aomori/Hakodate ferryboat. The inside of the ship, the wagon deck, engine room, and control house are all maintained and exhibited as if it were still in service. In addition, within the ship is the “Seikan World”, a recreation of the morning market of the station front around 1950s.
|Address||1 Chome 112-15 Yanagikawa Aomori-shi 038-0012|
|Opening Hours||(April ~ October)9:00~19:00 (Final Admission 18:00)
November ~ March）9:00~17:00 (Final Admission 16:30)
Contact for more details.
|Dates Closed||April ~ October Open Daily
November ~ March Closed Every Monday
(If it falls on a holiday, the following day)
December 31st, January 1st ,
Monday through Friday on the second week of March
(due to ship maintenance)
|Admission Fee||Adult ¥500, Student (Junior/High Student) ¥300, Child (Elementary )¥100|
|URL||The Aomori/Hakodate Ferryboat Memorial Ship “Hakkoda-Maru”|
Aomori Bay Bridge
The Aomori Bay Bridge is a long bridge of 2 km (1.2 miles) in length which cross over the Aomori port. It is illuminated at night. The bridge can be accessed from the pier by stairs.
Aomori Hotate Goya
Catch a fresh sea scallop from the shop’s fish tank (within a time limit) and enjoy the freshest taste after the hard work. The caught scallop can be grilled, or made into sashimi or sushi.
|Tel||A-FACTORY 017-752-1890 Aomori City Cultural Tourist Exchange Facility, The Nebuta House Wa Rasse 017-752-1311 The Aomori Prefectural Center for Tourism and Industry, ASPAM 017-735-5311 The Aomori/Hakodate Ferryboat Memorial Ship “Hakkoda-Maru” 017-735-8150 Sea Scallop Shop, Hotate Goya 017-752-9454|
|Fax||Aomori City Cultural Tourist Exchange Facility, The Nebuta House Wa Rasse 017-752-1312 The Aomori Prefectural Center for Tourism and Industry, ASPAM 017-735-2067|
|Price||[Common Admission Ticket]
Hakkoda-Maru, ASPAM Ticket
Adult ¥1,100 High School Student ¥700 Junior High Student ¥700
Elementary Student ¥300
Hakkoda-Maru, ASPAM, Wa Rasse Ticket
Adult ¥1,300 High School Student ¥900 Junior High Student ¥700
Elementary Student ¥500
Hakkoda-Maru, ASPAM, Asamushi Aquarium Ticket
Adult ¥1,600 High School Student ¥1,200 Junior High Student ¥900
Elementary Student ¥600
Aomori City Cultural Tourist Exchange Facility, The Nebuta House Wa Rasse(Japanese)
The Aomori Prefectural Center for Tourism and Industry, ASPAM(Japanese)
The Aomori/Hakodate Ferryboat Memorial Ship “Hakkoda-Maru”(Japanese)
Hotate Goya, Sea Scallop Shop (Japanese）