Tappizaki (Hokkaido can be seen on a clear day), Seikan Tunnel Museum (Visitors can go into the tunnel on a cable car), Shayokan (Birth place of the author, Osamu Dazai), Tate-Neputa-no-yakata (Tachi-neputa standing 22 meters high, equivalent to 4-storey building, is on display. It’s a compelling site), Hotel Grand Mer Sankaiso (Facing the Japan Sea and the fabulous view at dusk from the open-air bath is popular), the curtain of squid (Squid being dried along the street is a famous sight in the area), Senjojiki (A flat beach line large enough to place 1,000 tatami mats on), Roadside Station Fukaura (Try the grilled squid), WeSPa Tsubakiyama (A full range of souvenirs from west coast), Shirakami Sanchi and Juniko (Aoike with its indigo blue water is the most popular sight) *Seikan Tunnel Museum is open from late April to early November. During winter (January to March) the tour takes you straight to Shayokan, with an option for the Snow Drift experience or Stove Train.
- Aomori City
- Seikan Tunnel Memorial Hall
- Shayokan: Dazai Osamu Memorial Museum
- Tachineputa No Yakata
- Ajigasawa Hot Spring
START : Aomori City
This site is home to the Observatory Tappizaki Lighthouse, Kaidan National Route 339, Yoshida Shoin Monument, Dazai Osamu Literary Monument, Tappiura Beach Path (1 km around), and Obi-shima Island.
Seikan Tunnel Memorial Hall
Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opened for service in March 1988, 42 years after it was first conceived. The Memorial Hall presents the history of its construction through a 3D model, visual images and panels. There is an exhibition zone where visitors can experience a 45 minute course to learn how this tunnel, measuring a total of 53.85 km and submerged 240 meters underwater, was constructed. The cable car that takes visitors to this underwater tunnel 140 meters under water in just 9 minutes is the shortest private railway in the world, the Seikan Tunnel Tappi Shako-Line.
Shayokan: Dazai Osamu Memorial Museum
This is a roof purline building built by Gen-emon Tsushima (Osamu Dazai’s father), who was a large landowner during the Meiji Era. Work was completed in June 1907. Cypress wood was used for all structures, including the rice storehouse. It has 11 rooms with an approximate area of 917 square meters on the first floor, and 8 rooms with an approximate area of 383 square meter on the 2nd floor. It is a grand mansion extending over an area of approximately 2244 square meters, with attached buildings and a Japanese garden with ponds.
Tachineputa No Yakata
Three large Tachineputa floats are on exhibition. There is a sloped walkway around the Tachineputas that enables visitors to see them from top to bottom. In the exhibition hall you can find sounds and visual images of the Tachineputa, and the gallery shows the works of Aomori-related artists. There is also a craft center showing how Tachineputa are made, and a training room for festival music to entertain visitors both visually and audibly.
- Roadside Station Fukaura
- 【Closed】WeSPa Tsubakiyama(Lunch,Shopping)
START : Hotel
Senjojiki Beach, selected as one of the 55 best beaches in Japan and the 100 best sunsets in Japan, is a bedrock beach formed with the uplifting of land due to an earthquake that hit in 1792. There is a long rock shelf on which long, long ago, it is said the lord of the area once had 1,000 tatami mats laid out for a party. The location draws swimmers and campers from regions far and wide.
Roadside Station Fukaura
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WeSPa Tsubakiyama is a popular new long-stay resort facility, providing a peaceful European-style atmosphere.
Juniko is the name given to 33 ponds and lakes scattered over an area of approximately 4 ｋ㎡ of undulating highlands at an altitude of 150 meters to 250 meters. The name Juniko (12 lakes) was given because 12 lakes can be seen from the Okuzure Observatory. Ao-ike is particularly famous for its color, which is so blue that it appears blue ink has been poured into the water. Huge dead beech trees lie in the water, as the view lures you into an enchanting and mysterious world, changing with the movement of the sun and your angle of view.