The ASPAM is a triangle-shaped building after the image of the letter “A” from “Aomori”. It is a 76-meter (249 feet) tall building with 15 floors, and is the central facility for local information about Aomori. The facility has a wide selection of shops and entertainment, such as local produce shop, a panorama movie theatre, observation deck and restaurants with great view and local cuisine.
At the souvenir shop, visitors can purchase traditional art crafts as well as sweets such as apple pie. The tourism information desk is available with seasonal sightseeing information about events, transportation guide, and recommended tourist routes.
Free Live Tsugaru-shamisen Performance
At the 1st floor performance stage, visitors can enjoy a live tsugaru-shamisen performance twice daily. Three local performing groups play alternatingly.
|Location||1 Floor Fore-Stage|
|Hours||1. 11:30~ 2. 14:00~|
Tax Free Shop “ASPAM Bussan Products”
This is the largest tax-free shop in the prefecture with a wide selection of products such as apple sweets, juice, local sake, and art crafts.
Aomori Prefecture Tourism Information Desk
The tourism information desk is available for useful information about sightseeing and local products such as local events and transportation guide. Tourism pamphlets are available in foreign languages.
Local Cuisine Michinoku Restaurant “Nishimura”
Serve fresh local seafood and traditional Aomori cuisine.
Scenic Restaurant “Dining Café Hanaf”
Customers can enjoy a great view of the city of Aomori while enjoying their meal.
|Address||1-1-40 Yasukata Aomori-shi Aomori 030-0803|
|Open||･Business Hours 9:00 ~ 22:00 *Hours may differ by each shops/restaurants. [Open Hours ] ･2nd Floor/9:00~19:00 (April ~ October) 9:00~18:00 (November ~ March) ･13th Floor Observation Platform/ 9:00~19:00 (April ~ October) 9:00~18:00 (November ~ March) ･Restaurants and Food services/9:30~21:30 *Hours may differ by each shops/restaurants. ･Souvenir Shop/9:30~18:30(April ~ October) 9:30~18:00 (November ~ March)|
|Closed||December 31st Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday on the fourth week in January *The Energy Center is closed every fourth Monday and during the New Year holidays.|
|Price||[Pay Area (Panorama Movie Theatre/Observation Platform)]
･A-Ticket (Combination Ticket for Panorama Movie Theatre and Observation Platform)
Adult ¥800 (¥720) Junior/High School Students ¥600 (¥540) Elementary School Students ¥400 (¥360)
･B-Ticket (Ticket for Panorama Movie Theatre)
Adult ¥600 (¥540) Junior/High School Students ¥450 (¥405) Elementary School Students ¥300(¥270)
･C-Ticket (Ticket for Observation Platform)
Adult ¥400 (¥360) Junior/High School Students ¥300 (¥270) Elementary School Students ¥200 (¥180)
*Prices in ( ) are group discount price for groups of 10 people or more
*For preschool aged children 100 (for all ticket types), or free if a parent is present.
･Hakkoda-maru and ASPAM Ticket
Adult ¥1100 High School Students ¥700 Junior High School Students ¥700 Elementary School Students ¥300
･Hakkoda-maru, ASPAM, Wa Rasse Ticket
Adult ¥1300 High School Students ¥900 Junior High School Students ¥700 Elementary School Students ¥500
･Hakkoda-maru, ASPAM, Asamushi Aquarium Ticket
Adult ¥1600 High School Students ¥1200 Junior High School Students ¥900 Elementary School Students ¥600