Incredible scenery both of the sea and the mountains.
Let’s go to the northernmost island of Honshu–Shimokita Peninsula!
Shimokita Peninsula faces the Pacific Ocean, Tsugaru strait, and Mutsu Bay.
As such, it offers a wide variety of stunning sceneries, as well as exquisite seafoods such as Oma’s fresh-caught tuna and Kazamaura’s squid!
Oma’ s tuna is considered to be the best in all of Japan. The fresh tuna caught by a fisherman using a fishing needle is especially fancy. Although most of the tuna gets sent to Tsukiji market in Tokyo, if you’ re there at just the right time, you can enjoy this exquisite fish at some of the restaurants!
Oma Maguro (tuna)
There are ferries and sightseeing boats that connect Shimokita Peninsula and Tsugaru Peninsula. From late April to early July, there is a high chance to meet the dolphins in Mutsu Bay.We suggest driving there, and getting on the cruise ships!
Fast Ferry Polar Star
Mutsuwan Ferry Co.Ltd.
- Shin-Aomori Sta.
- Michi-No-Eki Yokohama
- Mt.Kamafuse Observatory
- Sun Mamoru Winery
- Stay at Mutsu Downtown
START : Shin-Aomori Sta.
Soft cream made with 100% milk is the most popular item
An otherworldly scenery created by nature
One of Japan’s sacred regions. The bleak world with spewing volcanic gas resembles hell. But the area is surrounded by a beautifully verdant world. Nearby are old-fashioned hot springs and inns.
Mt.Kamafuse Observatory 360-degree panorama
It’s famous for its delicious rice and curry
Sun Mamoru Winery
Taste the miraculous wine
- Mutsu Downtown
- Cape Shiriyazaki And Shiriyazaki Lighthouse
- Kazamaura-Mura Squid Center
- Cape Oma
- Tsugaru Channel Cultural Center“Arusasu”
- Hotokegaura Coast
START: Mutsu Downtown
Cape Shiriyazaki And Shiriyazaki Lighthouse
The cape with a white lighthouse and horses
The first Western-style lighthouse built in Tohoku region in 1876. The lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in all of Japan. The location has a magnificent view, and if you’re lucky, you might even end up seeing the famous Gandachime horse.
Kazamaura-Mura Squid Center
Soak in the hot spring and enjoy delicious squid dishes
Tsugaru Channel Cultural Center“Arusasu”
Tour location for boat trips
A scenic spot woven by mysterious rocks
Hotoke-ga-ura is an area populated by peculiarly-shaped rocks and crags molded through thousands of years of erosion by rain and snow. The area offers an extraordinary scenery. Taking a cruise ship out to the ocean is also recommended.
“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.