How to go from Aomori to Akita ?
With a Japan Rail Pass
If on the first part of the journey the JR trains from Aomori to Akita via Odate run through residential areas, the landscape gradually opens up to reveal beautiful scenery of the Japanese countryside
Beautiful scenery of the Japanese countryside
0 KM - AOMORI STATION
To go around Hirosaki, there a Tsugaru Free Pass.
Do not miss the Neputa Matsuri at the beginning of August.
Aomori City is a port town, which used to be the main departure point to the northern-most island Hokkaido, from Honshu. Today Aomori is best-known for its spectacular Nebuta Matsuri, held every year from August 2nd to 7th. The highlight of the festival is the daily parade of enormous lantern floats, flanked by large taiko drums, cheerful musicians and vigorous dancers. Participation in the parade is highly encouraged, and people come from all over Japan to join it. One requirement though: you have to wear the traditional haneto dancing costume. Don’t worry, it can be bought at any grocery store around the area for about ¥5000 or rented from rental stores around town for about ¥3000. The Nebuta Matsuri parade route is a three kilometer loop around central Aomori and is a 5-minute walk from JR Aomori Station.
Hotel right next to Oirase Stream, surronded by beautiful nature and mountains. They have excellent baths with hot spring water directly from Mt. Hakkoda. Free pick up service available from JR-Shin Aomori Station
231 Aza-Tochikubo, Oaza Okuse, Towada-shi, Aomori 034-0398
01-7674-1111 or 50-3786-1144 (Hoshino Resorts Reservation Center)
AOMORI KOKUSAI HOTEL 青森国際ホテル
5 minutes on foot from Aomori Station. The hotel is located in the heart of Aomori City, right beside the famous Uosai (morning market).
1-6-18 Shin-machi, Aomori, 030-0801
Tel: 01-7722-4321 / www.kokusai-hotel.co.jp
Just a few minutes south of the station, this big fish market serves tons of fresh fish on top of rice for a very low price. From the east exit of Aomori Station, walk south and turn left at the Family Mart onto Shinmachi-dori. Take the next right and continue on past the traffic light; the fish market will be on the left.
Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
Tel: 01-7763-0085 /http://nokkedon.jp/nokkedon/
Named after Aomori’s most famous produce, the apple, Ringoya actually serves another very famous product of northern Japan — lamb. From the station’s east exit, walk straight down Shinmachi-dori. Ringoya is on the left, just before the traffic light and a big intersection.
Open 5 p.m. to midnight. Closed Sundays.