Enjoy the latest style of sightseeing in Aomori!
Aomori Prefecture is now concentrating on tourism industry due to the extension Shinkansen line to Shin Aomori Station.
There are several events and new spots in Aomori City and everyone expects that Aomori City would become an exciting spot.
If you want to taste delicious dishes at fancy restaurants in Aomori
or if you cannot think of any except for apples in Aomori,
this information will be very convenient for you.
The original hand-made senbei
(rice crackers) “Oyama Senbei”.
Sweet Peach Cafeteria
Apple compote is delicious!
The vending machine of Japanese Sake.
Enjoy the tastes of Aomori at the station “Shunmikan”
You will notice the good smell of food right after you take escalator near the ticket gate.
This is the new spot at Shin Aomori Station “Shunmikan”.
Shunmikan is the souvenir shop and you can find popular sweets or apple products here.
This facility consists of two areas. One is restaurant zone and the other one is souvenir and local products zone.
You can find famous local dish called “Tsuyu Yakikisoba” which was introduced on TV. Also you can enjoy seafood products which were caught at Mutsu Bay.
You also can find “Ekiben” (the special lunch boxes that is sold at the station) here.
You can purchase Ekiben with variety of local products in Aomori. Ekiben is very popular product in Japan. It is difficult to get Ekiben with Aomori products outside so please enjoy Ekiben in Aomori. You can also purchase Ekiben as a souvenir for your family.
At souvenir and local products zone, variety of sweets are in showcase and you can enjoy watching and also you can find food samples.
You will find different fruits and vegetables in season. You can purchase garden-fresh fruits and vegetables at this place. There is a vending machine of Japanese Sake with 100 yen. Please taste Sake which is made of rice from Aomori Prefecture.
140-2, Takaoka, Ishie, Aomori City, 038-0003 Japan
Restaurant Zone 9:00 AM to 9:00PM
Souvenir and Local Products Z 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Cafe 7:00AM to 8:00PM
Convenience Store 6:30AM to 8:30PM
If you come this place by car, you can park your car at West Gate Parking Tower at Shin Aomori Station.
This is the taste of Aomori! Nokkedon at Fish and Vegetable Market
You can find the old market “Aomori Fish and Vegetable Market” near Aomori Station. It takes about 10minutes walk from the station. Nokkedon is the new trend that everyone can enjoy local products in Aomori.
Nokke-Don is rice bowl dish with fresh seafood on top. You could choose the filling for rice bowl dish at the market such as fresh tuna, scallop and sea egg. When you go to the restaurant and look at the menu, don’t you think that you would like to choose your favorites only? If you go to Aomori Fish and Vegetable Market, you could choose your favorite seafood for your own rice bowl dish. You could taste the best seafood rice bowl you ever had.
Aomori Fish and Vegetable Market
1-11-6, Furukawa, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture 030-0862 Japan
Opening hours：8:00AM to 5:00PM
You can see powerful Nebuta very
You can see the process of
how to make Nebuta.
They have decent café and souvenir
Aomori Cultural Exchange Center “Wa Rasse”
This facility is just opened on January 5th, 2011. This place shows Nebuta (huge human-shaped lantern) exhibitions and history of Nebuta Festival which is designated as one of the biggest festival in Japan.
You can experience Nebuta festival with being the participants called “Haneto” or the music called “Ohayashi”. Moreover there are some activities for painting or handcrafts. You may enjoy Nebuta Festival through the year with a lot of experiences in Wa Rasse.
You can touch directly to some parts of Nebuta and can find the information of the professionals of making Nebuta. Each Nebuta has different face and atmosphere by the professionals.
You can purchase the pictures of Nebuta, Nebuta-related items and also you can find Aomori apples and traditional crafts.
You can order the local dishes also can enjoy alcohol and sweets at the restaurant. If you go to the café, you can taste fresh apples and you can try the special menus such as Ginger and Miso-flavored ice cream and the bread with miso, milk and curry. If you are curious about those menus, please try!
Aomori Cultural Exchange Center “Wa Rasse”1-1-1, Yasukata, Aomori City 030-0803 Japan
TEL 017-752-1311 FAX 017-752-1312
Fees: For adult JPY600 (JPY540), For high school students JPY450 (JPY400), For elementary and junior high school students JPY250 (JPY220)
※The price in ( ) is for a group
Nebuta Museum and Nebuta Hall: 9:00AM to 7:30PM(9:00AM to 6:00PM）
Shop: 9:00AM to 7:30PM (9:00AM to 6:30PM)
Café: 11:00AM to 8:00PM (10:00AM to 7:00PM)
Restaurant: 11:00AM to 8:00PM (11:00AM to 7:00PM)
※Opening hours for May to August. The time in ( ) is the opening hours for September to April.
Close: December 31st and January 1st.
※Closed depending the schedule of the maintenance)
A-FACTORY has a warm atmosphere
and is a wide space.
This is popular beverage called
You can enjoy the meal on
the second floor.
Enjoy Aomori Products at fancy store “A-FACTORY”
A-FACTORY is opened near JR Aomori Station at the same time as the opening for Shin Aomori Station.
A-Factory has variety of food stores and restaurants. On the first floor, you could see the factory of making apple sparkling wine called “Aomori Cidre” using famous Aomori apples through the glass. You may purchase Apple Cidre here and there are also non-alcohol sparkling apple wines so you may enjoy with your family to drink or you may taste the wine even you have to drive.
They have variety of souvenirs with local products, fruits and processed products.
If you buy too many souvenirs, there is a courier service from this shop.
There are also food court that you could taste Sushi, Barayaki (BBQ with onion and garlic), soup and sweets.
They have different style of meals in one place so that everyone can try the meal which they want.
A-FACTORY1-4-2, Yanakawa, Aomori City, 038-0012 Japan ( Across the street from Aomori Station)
Website of JR East Aomori Commercial Development Co., Ltd.
Opening hours: 9:00AM to 9:00PM (※Some shops has different schedule)
Close: Open daily except otherwise noticed
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We accept the consultation of the trip
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·Arranging the itinerary and accepting the consultation for FREE.
·Sorts of arrangements for FREE.
·Introducing travel agents or farmer’s association for your farm-stay for FREE.
Aomori Chuo Gakuin University, International Exchange Center
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