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The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri is one of the Tohoku Sandai Matsuri, or the 3 Great Festivals of Tohoku, along with Sendai’s Tanabata Matsuri and Akita’s Kanto Matsuri.“Nebuta,” which are a type of large festival float, and large groups of dancers called “haneto” parade through Aomori City.
It is expected that the cherry trees in the Tohoku region ("Northeast Region”) will be in full bloom around April 15th. The seven must-visit hamami (“cherry blossom viewing”) spots in the Tohoku region are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour ♡
Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture’s Hirosaki City is home to Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree. The park features around 52 different varieties and 2,600 total cherry trees. Over 300 of the Yoshino cherry trees in the park are over 100 years old, and since these trees have branches that extend far to the sides and grow larger flowers, they create an incredible cherry blossom viewing experience.
Enjoy the uniquely beautiful scenery that you can only find while cherry blossoms are in bloom with Tohoku’s unique nature and historic buildings as the backdrop. Additionally, we will also introduce a convenient and great-value travel path that will make your trip easy!
In the winter, Lake Towada is covered in snow and ice, shrouding it in a mysterious atmosphere. During the “Lake Towada Winter Story” event, snow sculptures and snow huts decorate the area!
Aomori in Winter – Hirosaki City Sightseeing – A Journey With Nebuta, Tsugaru Shamisen, and Gourmet Food!Read Later
You can reach Shin-Aomori Station from Tokyo Station in about 3 hours by taking the “Hayabusa” Tohoku Shinkansen. Switch to the standard train line for about 40 minutes, and you will reach Aomori Prefecture’s Hirosaki. Here I will report on that area in the wintertime.
Arts Towada Winter Illumination 2018Read Later
In the arts square in front of the Towada Art Center, as many as 300,000 blue LEDs cover the ground and light up beautifully, creating a fantastical and extraordinary world.
A Fall Foliage Viewing Spot in Aomori: Mirror-Like Ketoba Lake with Enchanting Forests of Beeches ♪Read Later
Western Shirakami-Sanchi boasts a fall foliage viewing spot, Ketoba Lake, which is reputed to be a “wonderland on earth”. As its name implies, the lake resembles a cockscomb (“keto” in Japanese). With dense forests of beeches mirrored in the pellucid lake, the scenery is absolutely fantastic.