• Sannai Maruyama Ruins, an insight into ancient life
  • Oirase River or Hakkoda, a wonderful hike to immerse yourself in nature
  • Hirosaki Castle, a reminder of the Edo period
  • Osore-zan, the Mountain of Dread, in Mutsu
  • Aomori Fresh Market, best in the morning for the freshest produce
  • Sukayu Onsen

Practical information:

  • The Tohoku Shinkansen Line will take you from Tokyo straight to Aomori, taking around 3.5 hours
  • Expect heavy snowfall in the winter and regular fog in the summer in the mountainous areas