Experience the world before the Common Era.
Tour around Aomori’s cultural, and historical sites.
Among Aoyama’s historical sites include the Sannai-Maruyama site, which is presumably over 4,000 year old, as well as samurai abodes from the Edo Period, and a large number of Western-style buildings from the Meiji Period.
Having much to offer in terms of historical heritages, the region is also famous for having a wide variety of art museums and fun workshops. Let’s go back in time to the ancient era in Aomori!
Live Tsugaru Jamisen Pub
What you shouldn’ t miss is around here is [TSUGARU JAMISEN]. Hirosaki city has many pubs that host live Tsugar u jamisen live performances, alongside delicious sake and local dishes. You must definitely pay a visit!
Restaurants with live performance of Syamisen or Nebuta Hayashi
- Hirosaki Sta.
- Rice Paddy Art
- Komise Street
- Visit Former Residences in Hirosaki
- Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura
- Nakacho Old Samurai Houses
- Marutomi Kawasaki Indigo Dye Factory
- Stay at Hirosaki
START : Hirosaki Sta.
Rice Paddy Art
Gathering international attention! Unique Japanese rice paddy art
Rice paddy art has been gathering much attention from international media. Rice paddy art, which involves drawing pictures using rice plants on the rice paddy, has received awards from foreign countries. Depending on the season, you can try rice planting as well as rice reaping.
Enjoy Aomori’s food and history near Hirosaki Castle
Visit Former Residences in Hirosaki
Touring unique 18th century houses
Hirosaki city has many unique Western-style buildings built during the Meiji and Taisho Period[1868－1912]. We recommend taking a cab to show yourself around the romantic town!
Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura
Experiencing “Neputa” in Hirosaki, which is different from that of Aomori.
Hirosaki has a “Neputa” festival that differs from the “Neputa” festival In Aomori City. Here, you can see gallant and spectacular “Neputa” that are made based on the characters of Chinese literature such as the Annals of the Three Kingdoms, and The Water Margin. While you’ re there, you can also listen to the performance of jamisen and the Neputa band!
Nakacho Old Samurai Houses
Time traveling to the Samurai village in the Edo Period
- Hirosaki Sta.
- Aomori Sta.
- Hakkoda Ropeway
- Sannai-Maruyama Historical Site
- Aomori Museum of Art
START: Hirosaki Sta.
A must-see during winter as well as summer!
Treat yourself to the superb view!
The park on the top of the mountain is a scenic spot where you can see Hakkoda’ s mountains, Mutsu Bay, Shimokita Peninsula, and more. Skiing is popular during winter, and you might even encounter snow monsters!
Aomori Museum of Art
The origin of Tohoku’s art!
The museum located within Sannai-Maruyama Historical Site features Japanese, Western, as well as modern art such as works by Yoshitomo Nara. The museum also has masterpieces such as Chagall’s works on permanent display!
“TRAVEL ROUTE GUIDE AOMORI”
Known for its expansive lush greenery, Aomori Prefecture is situated on the northern end of Honshu. The region has an abundance of gorgeous scenic spots, starting with the world natural heritage site, Shirakami Mountains, as well as a unique culture.
Here, we would like to introduce a tour course that covers many attractive spots that characterize the region.