• Aomori Prefecture

Located near the Sannai-Maruyama Site, the museum showcases works by Aomori artists that capture Jomon energy as the source of artistic creativity.
The archaeological site contains the ruins of the largest Jomon period village in Japan, dating from around 4,000 to 5,500 years ago. Excavation has revealed many pit dwellings and roads, and parts of the village have been reconstructed.
Buddhist monk Jikaku Daishi founded a temple on Osorezan in 862. It is considered one of the most sacred mountains in Japan along with Mt. Hiei and Mt. Koya. Osorezan Akimairi festival is held in autumn.
Hot spring resort located on the northern side of the Shimokita Peninsula. Shimofuro Onsen is long known as a therapeutic spa. In summer and autumn, you can also see a fantastic sight of the lights on the fishing boats offshore luring fish at night
The cape located at the easternmost tip of the Shimokita Peninsula. You can see Kandachime horses, a prefectural Natural Treasure, grazing in the fields. Don’t miss the 120-year-old brick lighthouse.
Oma tuna caught by pole-and-line fishing are landed here. The season lasts from late August until early January. If you are lucky, you might see a huge 300 kg tuna.
A string of strange-shaped rocks eroded by nature stretches as far as about 2 km, and you can enjoy a mysterious landscape. There are also walking trails you can go along and admire the brightly colored leaves in autumn.
A roadside station for drivers and the like. Souvenir shop sells specialties from all over Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa. The homemade apple pie and ice cream are also popular.
A scenic toll road that goes from the foot of Mt. Iwaki, known as Tsugaru-Fuji for its conic shape, up to the eighth station. The leaves start changing color in mid-September and are at their best in mid-October.
Senjojiki is a rocky coastline formed by uplift due to an earthquake in 1792. The view of the rock shelf coast facing the Sea of Japan at sunset is magnificent and ranks as one of the 100 best sunsets in Japan.
The hot spring is famous for its outdoor seaside bath nestled in the coast facing the majestic Sea of Japan. Soak in the bath and relax after the long drive as you watch the sun set over the horizon.
Juniko is the name given to a group of 33 lakes and ponds scattered across a huge beech forest at the foot of the Shirakami-Sanchi Mountains, a World Natural Heritage Site. We recommend the 1-hour trail through the beech forest and around Aoike, a lake so blue it seems someone spilled blue ink in the water.
The park has astonishing 1,500 apple trees of about 80 different varieties, including some rare species. You can go apple-picking (for a fee) in autumn (from early August until mid-November).
The tower, three turrets, and five castle gates of Hirosaki Castle, all registered as Important Cultural Properties, are retained in the Park. Various seasonal events are held in the park, such as the Autumn Foliage Festival in autumn, Snow Lantern Festival in winter, and more.
Hakkoda Mountains are listed among Japan’s 100 famous mountains. You can take the ropeway and enjoy the autumn colors from late September until late October. The place is also famous for frost-covered trees called “snow monsters” in winter.
Lake Towada, a well-known scenic spot in northern Japan with a beautiful azure blue surface, is the 3rd deepest lake in Japan at 326.8 m. The best time for autumn leaves is mid to late October.
A rest stop for drivers. The facility houses a grassy space and a park over a vast area, offering scenic views. The Oirase Roman Park offers a variety of souvenirs including its original products.
A hot spring that has been loved by people from about a thousand years ago. The beech wood bathtubs are placed directly above the water source, so the spring water flows straight from the bottom of the bath without coming into contact with the outside air. Here you can enjoy the pure, real spring.
A stream that extends for about 14 km between Nenokuchi on the shore of Lake Towada and Yakeyama. The stream runs through richly forested areas and you can enjoy stunningly beautiful scenery such as waterfalls, strangely shaped rocks and more.
A Sanriku Fukko National Park that offers natural sceneries such as rocky reefs and nakisuna (singing sand). One of Tanesashi Coast’s best known sights is the Tanesashi Natural Lawn where the natural grass grows to the water’s edge.