Aomori Tanaka Educational Academy
Aomori City,Aomori
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Shimokita Area

Rokkasho Visitors Center

Rokkasho Visitors Center is located to Shimokita Peninsula(Northeastern part of Aomori Prefecture).There are some facilities to recycle the nuclear spent fuel from Nuclear Power Plants in Japan. This Visitors Center introduces “Actual Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities” which contain Uranium-Enrichment Factory, Law-level Radioactive Waste Burial Facility and Nuclear Preprocessor. You could see those facilities from Visitor’s Center.
What is Reactor Fuel Cycle?
We call the recycling process of Uranium and Plutonium as “Reactor Fuel Cycle”. We reuse Uranium and Plutonium for Nuclear Energy.


Hotokegaura is located Shimokita Peninsula (Northeastern part of Aomori Prefecture) and is the sea coast that odd-shaped rocks are connected over 2 kilometers. The odd-shape rocks are formed by wave erosion over the years. Each rock has the name of Buddha and its general term is “Hotokegaura”.Hotokegaura has been designated as a natural monument by Aomori Prefecture in 1934 and has been designated as a natural beauty spot of Japan and National Monument in 1941.

Cape Shiriya

Shiriya Cape is located at the northeastern edge of Shimokita Peninsula. Shiriya Cape is in a turn of the tide between Tsugaru channel and Pacific Ocean. There are horses called “Kandachime” (which means a horse standing in cold) at the cape and they are designated as a protected species.There is the gate on the way to Shiriya Cape and it opens at 8:00am - 4:00pm from April 1st to 30th, at 7:00am – 5:00pm from May 1st to November 30th. However, the gate is closed from December 1st to March 31st because of snow.

Yagen Mountain Stream

The watershed area of Oohata River in Mutsu City is called “Yagen Mountain Steam” and this place is known as a beauty spot as Lake Towada and Oirase Gorge. It is about 4 kilometers from Yagen Bridge to Oku Yagen Hot Spring and you can enjoy walking on a walking trail. Aomori Prefecture is production area of Japanese cypress. There is the experiment cypress forest besides Yagen Mountain Stream to herborize biology and how to increase cypress.

Osorezan (Mt.Osore)

Osorezan is composed by the somma of 8 mountain ranges surrounding Lake Usori. Osorezan is known as holding the service for departed soul. The priestesses called “Itako” are able to call up the sprits of dead people and deliver messages in their voices. Itako is famous at Osorezan. The mountain opens from May 1st to October 31st at 6:00am - 6:00pm every year.

Cape Ooma

Cape Ooma is the northernmost of Aomori Prefecture in Ooma Town. If the sky is clear, you may see Hokkaido from Cape Ooma. Tunas which are caught at Ooma Town called “Ooma Tunas” and Ooma tunas are very famous and high rank. Ooma tunas are distributed throughout Japan. The lighthouse of Cape Ooma is located in Benten Island which is floated Tsugaru Channel.


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