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.

More on Bay Area / Area surrounding Aomori Station.

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

Sukayu Onsen

Asamushi Onsen

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


Download with these QR codes:

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:

  1. Aomori City Free Wi-Fi Street MAP B-1~B-3, A-3
  2. Hakkoda-Maru MAP A-1 
  3. Sii Line Ferry Terminal MAP A-1 
  4. Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse MAP A-1 
  5. Aomori City Tourist Information Center MAP A-1 
  6. Auga MAP B-1 
  7. Passage Plaza MAP B-1
  8. Link Station Hall Aomori MAP A-4
  9. Aomori Tourist Information Center MAP A-4
  10.  Michigin Dream Stadium MAP A-4
  11.  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

(Stopping At)

Aomori Station, Shin-Aomori Station, ASPAM, Sannai-Maruyama Archaeological Site, Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Terminal, and more!

Aomori City

Sightseeing Mascot.



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)

January 1.

Rent Car

  • 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)

Open year-round

Aomori Tourist Information Center(Shin-Aomori Station 2F)


8:30-19:00(12/31, 1/1 8:30-17:00)

Open year-round

Aomori Global Lounge(ASPAM 2F)


9:00 – 17:00

Closed: Dec. 31st, Mar. 8nd-9th

Aomorl Airport Information Desk(Aomori Airport)



Open year-round

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

Tourism-related websites

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

Hospital Information(Night-time/Holidays)

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



January 1.

Publisher’s Information

Aomori City Economic Department, Domestic and International Relations Division

TEL :017-734-5175