6 Prefectures in Tohoku region, Japan

Tohoku, Japan ~ Aomori Prefecture & Things To Do

From SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป earlier blogging about the 3 sessions of Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Tohoku Online Seminar Secretariat attended with aims to promoting & endorsing Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tourism in Tohoku region, also to providing the latest information from local municipalities, Tourism Federation & Malaysian presenters who are familiar with the mentioned areas ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Tohoku region in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Again, she really enjoyed this 4th session @ 13 Jan & would like to share some of the important information she has learnt about Aomori Prefecture ้’ๆฃฎ็œŒ here

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Similarly, this online seminar kick started with the updates in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต by Ms Tracy. Japan is experiencing its 1st heavy snowfall in 4 years as we read from international news. Some of the rare sceneries were explained during this session ie. Central Tokyo with 10cm of snow, temperature hovered below 0 degree Celsius etc.

Ms Tracy has also shared that the Japanese are celebrating the most important holiday in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ie. New Year from 29 Dec to 3 Jan annually. Typically families will gather together. A Japanese tradition of 1st worship of the new year aka Hatsumode at 12am sharp on 1st thing in the morning of 1 Jan (More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/2062470093903847/) & 1st sunrise of the year aka Hatsu-Hinode, rising or sun setting aligns with the peak of Mt Fuji ๐Ÿ”๏ธ & causing the peak to shine bright like a diamond ๐Ÿ’Ž, well known as Diamond Fuji ๐Ÿคฉ The Japanese also practicing Otoshidama tradition, a slight different to our Malaysians Ang Pow ๐Ÿงง tradition. The Japanese working adults would be giving Ang Pow to the kids in the family within range of JPY1k to 5k (Approximately RM36 to RM182)

More updated Japan travel details via ๐ŸŒ https://www.japan.travel/en/practical-coronavirus-information/ & https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html

Then, sharing from Ms Lee Nyok Peng ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ (Malaysian from Kluang, Johor, the director of Jumonji Cafe since 2015) & shown us a live walk around her cafe in Kuroishi & has explained about the thick snow on the rooftops & on the streets. She has recommended a must try sake which won an award ๐Ÿถ ~ ็ด”็ฑณๅคงๅŸ้†ธ ็จฒๆ‘ๅฑ‹ๆ–‡ๅ››้ƒŽ” Junmai Daiginjo Inamuraya Bunshiro at Sake brewery named Narumi Jozo, more info from its FB page named narumijozoten. Yes โœ…, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna pay her cafe a visit when she is travelling to Kuroishi, Aomori Perfecture then ๐Ÿ˜ More about her cafe & Malaysian menu served via ๐ŸŒ http://kuroishi-machisodate.com/cafe.html

Next, sharing from Ms Kaori Kogawa ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ from Aomori Tourism Department about some famous festivals & places to visit within Aomori by each seasons

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Ms Chessie has shared her travel highlights at Aomori with nice photos & videos. She actually shared also during the Akita online session, always inspiring happy to hear more of her Japan travels ๐Ÿ˜ She has highly recommended a cycling trip from Chuo-Hirosaki station to Owani station & all you can eat cherries ๐Ÿ’ (Other than apple ๐ŸŽ picking) from Tsugaru Yume Ringo Farm during summer. Also shared that must try the Garlic Yakisoba which doesn’t taste the normal smelly garlic ๐Ÿง„ SiennyLovesDrawing is really curious ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿค” & wanna try it whenever she is at Aomori then, she is never a garlic fan โŒ๐Ÿง„ since young

Update from Fukushima online session by Ms Farah @ 26 Jan, must enjoy Japanese breakfast experience, indulge in fresh local foods & interaction with the locals at Tatehana Wharf Morning Market, Hachinohe, Aomori. It’s 1 of the largest Sunday morning markets in Japan which selling seafood, fruits, flowers, coffee, pastries, antiques etc. More via https://www.849net.com/en/

Things To Do @ Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture is well known for its nature beauty & World Heritage ie. Jogakura Bridge, Shirakami-Sanchi, Lake Towada, Oirase Stream & more ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has read more about Aomori Prefecture after this online session & really wish to personally travel & explore below things to do โ˜บ๏ธ

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Nebuta Matsuri ใญใถใŸ็ฅญใ‚Š, the biggest Tanabata festival held in August annually at Aomori City & famous as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the 3๏ธโƒฃ great festivals of the Tohoku region. Haneto”, the dancers who dress up in flashy outfits & chant “rasserah” as they going down the streets

Warasse Nebuta Museum ใญใถใŸใฎๅฎถ ใƒฏใƒฉใƒƒใ‚ป to learn more about the history & culture of this festival

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Approximately 60% of Japan’s apples ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ are harvesting here, including Aomori apple pies containing whole apple. Also can enjoy apple picking & eating freshly picked apples ๐ŸŽย Hirosaki City in Aomori is producing 1/3 of delicious Aomori apples, the single largest producer of apples in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต which for the intense sweetness & delightful crunch apple ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Must experience the mixture of new western wave with traditional Japanese culture at Hirosaki Park & Hirosaki castle ๅผ˜ๅ‰ๅŸŽ It’s constructed in Hirayama style, the main tower was built on top of a hill for easier defense & surrounded by defensive walls, moats & yagura towers. Along with the Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree, the sakura tunnel with a cherry blossom light-up making it a famous spot in Aomori during sakura season ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Also famous to viewing beautiful autumn leaves ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ & Yuki-Doro Matsuri aka snow lantern festival ๐Ÿ˜€ More travel tips via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/961814290636105/ & https://www.facebook.com/599813696836168/posts/1248273411990190/

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Lake Towada is the largest caldera lake on Japanโ€™s main island, Honshu which formed by volcanic activity since about 200K years ago. At 327m deep, the 3rd deepest lake in Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต which surrounding by greenery in spring & summer, autumn leaves ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ in autumn & snowy scenery in winter โ„๏ธ More info via ๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/108836341523879/posts/129218346152345/

Aomori Gyosai Center aka Furukawa Fish Market is a must eat place. The Nokke-don which literally means a rice bowl with toppings is a dish allowing customers to pick & place on top of the rice. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธAmazing experience to creating own unique “my-best don” ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aLKtOHo06z/

Aomori is well known worldwide as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the cities with the heaviest snowfall in the world ๐ŸŒŽ The 18 mountains ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” which form the volcanic complex called the Hakkลda Mountains have their trees ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ covered in snow โ„๏ธ & ice resulting in frozen tree formations called “snow monsters” via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aXrVRBrh6j/ . Many visitors also amazed with its beautiful autumn leaves scenery ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

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The Seven Swamps of Tsuta & a scenic lake called Tsutanuma especially popular during autumn season. In the surrounding area is the Tsuta Onsen, 1๏ธโƒฃ of the top ๐Ÿ’ฏhot springs in Japanโ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Shirakami Sanchi ็™ฝ็ฅžๅฑฑๅœฐ is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993 & known for its primeval forests of beech trees, the Anmon no Taki waterfalls & the region’s vast wildlife

In Inakadate, between June to Oct, must enjoy the Rice Paddy Art aka Tanbo Art in Japanese , an elaborately designed works which created by planting different colored rice ๐ŸŒพ via a perspective drawing method. Yes โœ…, similarly to what she has shared in Akita blog post earlier
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SiennyLovesDrawing loves to travel with train ๐Ÿš‚ & the Konan Railway is a local line that runs around Hirosaki City. On snowy winter โ„๏ธ days, a Russell snow plow train will be in action to remove snow from the tracks. It will be very lucky ๐Ÿ€ if can spot it ya โ˜บ๏ธ More info via ๐ŸŒhttps://konantetsudo.jp/for-foreigners/ & ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://fb.watch/aLLfagG19c/

Hop on the Tsugaru Railway Winter Stove Train from Tsugaru-Goshogawara Station for an unforgettable delightful moments to admiring the beautiful winter rural landscape of Tsugaru area

Sannai Maruyama Archaeological site features excavated items eg. Japanโ€™s Paleolithic age thatโ€™s chockful of interesting artifacts, accessories & sculptures that date back 10K years being discovered in 12 different ruins

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Ohh ya…For travel convenience, do check out Tocoo! ~ The Japan’s ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your car rental booking service via ๐ŸŒ https://www2.tocoo.jp/en/?asp_id=1679&utm_source=1679&utm_medium=affiliate

Tocoo! ~ The Japan's ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตLeading Rental Car Reservation Site for your Japan travel

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43 thoughts on “Tohoku, Japan ~ Aomori Prefecture & Things To Do

  1. Aomori is beautiful! I want to add in my 5 cents and mention they have a wonderful school of Taiko drummers (it’s my hobby so it’s a must for me). I didn’t know about excavation sight, very curios to me, I will make sure to visit it next time I am in Aomori, I do hope soon enough

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    1. Me too, I’m amazed with the beautiful scenery of its different seasons in Japan ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ I would like to do train travel at Japan , in particular this Tohoku region in the future when global health pandemic is more stable and under control then โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿšž๐ŸŒ

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    1. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ I love travelling around the globe a lot, while unable to travel now due to global health pandemic, I enjoy my travel writing here from my research so I can resume my travel anytime when COVID is more stable in the future then ๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŒ๐Ÿšž๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. Winter snowing in Japan is truly beautiful as I have read & view from my research about Japan Tohoku region to write my blog posts here โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒจ๏ธ๐ŸŽฟ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

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