One of Japan’s largest festivals
Aomori Nebuta Festival
Lighting up the summer Aomori Nebuta Festival
August 2nd to 7th annually
Over 2,500,000 people gather each year to attend this famous festival, which has been designated one of Japan’s Important Intangible Folk Culture Assets.
20 giant illuminated lantern floats, measuring 9x7m with a height of 5m and weighing up to 4 tonnes, are paraded through the city.
The hayashi musicians, playing taiko drums, flutes, and cymbals, are accompanied by the brightly-clad haneto dancers, chanting “rassera, rassera”.
A spectacular sight, and anyone wearing the haneto costume can participate.
There are also facilities within the city which allow you to experience the festival year-round.
Ever-changing beauty at Hakkoda
The natural splendour of the famous Hakkoda mountain range changes with the seasons. Hiking is popular in spring and summer. The brightly-coloured autumn foliage is also a must-see. In winter the mountains are covered in powder snow, ideal for skiing. The unusual frost-covered trees are reminiscent of snow-monsters.
More on Hakkoda Area.
Spring-Summer(May. – Aug.)
Autumn(Sep. – Oct.)
Relax and rejuvenate: onsen in Aomori
Aomori is home to an abundance of onsen (hot springs), including the 300 ㎡ bath at Sukayu Onsen in the Hakkoda Mountains, and the baths nestled between the mountains and the sea at Asamushi. There are also onsen in Aomori City Centre. Each onsen boasts different health benefits, but they are all relaxing and rejuvenating and will leave your skin feeling beautiful!
*Please note that some onsen reserve the right to refuse entry to customers with tattoos.
Onsen in Hakkoda Area
Onsen in Asamushi Area
City centre onsen Map of Aomori City
Aomori’s apples : the best in Japan
Aomori specializes in large, delicious apples. Apple-based goods such as sweets or hard cider are also popular.
More on Namioka Area Aomori’s Apples
Warm your heart with local delicacies
Since Aomori City is beside the sea, fresh fish and other seafood are readily available. Why not try the varieties of ramen found only in Aomori?
More on Dining and Souvenirs
Aomori Sightseeing Navigation App
Aomori City Travel Navi
Navigational Function Available! Check your bus routes, including transfers and time required to reach your destination.
Download free coupons!
Get recommended routes based on Aomori’s popular sightseeing sites!
Search for Download on the “Aomori City Travel Navi” on
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Free Wi-Fi Service
Aomori City Free Wi-Fi
(Connection Time) 60min. per use (unlimited uses)
Aomori City Free WI-FI Where to connect to free Wi-fi Service:
- Aomori City Free Wi-Fi Street MAP B-1~B-3, A-3
- Hakkoda-Maru MAP A-1
- Sii Line Ferry Terminal MAP A-1
- Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse MAP A-1
- Aomori City Tourist Information Center MAP A-1
- Auga MAP B-1
- Passage Plaza MAP B-1
- Link Station Hall Aomori MAP A-4
- Aomori Tourist Information Center MAP A-4
- Michigin Dream Stadium MAP A-4
- On board the Nebutan-go Sightseeing Bus
Aomori’s Sightseeing Bus: Nebutan-Go
Travel between Aomori Station and the city centre’s main tourist attractions. Look out for Aomori’s sightseeing mascot, Nebutan, on the side of the bus.
●One-trip ticket: Adults ￥200,
Elementary School Students ￥100
●Hop-on Hop-off Day Ticket: Adults ￥500,
Elementary School Students ¥250
Aomori Station, Shin-Aomori Station, ASPAM, Sannai-Maruyama Archaeological Site, Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Terminal, and more!
Aomori City Bus Day Pass (weekends and public holidays only)
Unlimited travel on Aomori City Buses for one day.
(Fares) Adults (Junior High School students and older) ¥500, Children ¥250
●For more information ask the Sales Office in front of Aomori Station(Inside Aomori Tourist Information Center)
7:30~18:00 (12/31 7:30–14:30)
- Eki Rent-A-Car Shin-Aomori Station 017-761-5515
- Eki Rent-A-Car Aomori Station 017-722-0224
- Nissan Rent-A-Car Shin-Aomori Ekimae 017-766-8866
- Nissan Rent-A-Car Aomori Airport 017-762-2323
- ORIX Rent-A-Car Shin-Aomori Ekimae Hamanasu Rental Site 017-752-6543
- ORIX Rent-A-Car Aomori Airport Rental Site 017-762-3543
- ORIX Rent-A-Car Shin-Aomori Ekimae Ringo Rental Site 017-781-9300
- ORIX Rent-A-Car Aomori Ekimae Rental Site 017-773-3900
- Toyota Rent-A-Car Shin-Aomori Sta. West Ext. 017-782-0100
- Toyota Rent-A-Car Aomori Yasukata 017-734-0100
- Toyota Rent-A-Car Aomori Airport 017-739-0115
- Times Car Rental Shin-Aomori Station 017-761-5356
- Times Car Rental Aomori 017-773-2932
- Times Car Rental Aomori Airport (AOJ) 017-762-2311
- Nippon Rent-A-Car Shin-Aomori Station 017-752-6130
- Nippon Rent-A-Car Aomori Station 017-722-2369
- Nippon Rent-A-Car Aomori Airport 017-739-7310
Tourist Information in Aomori City
Aomori City Tourist Information Center (in front of Aomori Station)
8:30-19:00(12/31, 1/1 8:30-17:00)
Aomori Tourist Information Center(Shin-Aomori Station 2F)
8:30-19:00(12/31, 1/1 8:30-17:00)
Aomori Global Lounge(ASPAM 2F)
9:00 – 17:00
Closed: Dec. 31st, Mar. 8nd-9th
Aomorl Airport Information Desk(Aomori Airport)
Asamushi Tourist Information Desk (Asamushi Onsen Station)
9:30-12:00, 13:00-17:30 (Sundays and public holidays 9:30-12:00 only)
Closed Dec. 29th – Jan. 3rd
City Tourist Information
Aomorl City Tourist Information
Aomori City Guide
Aomori Nebuta Festival Official Site
Prefectural Tourist Information
aptinet Aomori Sightseeing Guide
In case of emergency
Aomorl Fire Department Hospltal Information
(Information on hospitals which are open at night or on public holidays etc.)
Aomori City Sudden Illness Centre
Medical Institution Information
Hospital Information (Weekdays)
Aomori Shimin Hospital
Aomori Prefectural Central Hospital
Missing Persons, Lost Property,Accidents etc.
Aomori Police Station
Aomori Prefectural Police Headquarters
Comprehensive Information for Non-Japanese Visitors
JNTO TIC (Tourist Information Centre)
1F, Shin-Tokyo Bldg., 3-3-1 Marunouchi,Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Aomori City Economic Department, Domestic and International Relations Division