Aomori Prefecture

Mutsu City in the heart of Shimokita Peninsula (Shimokita District) of Aomori

Mutsu City in the heart of Shimokita Peninsula (Shimokita District) of Aomori Mutsu has the unique distinction of being the first city in Japan to write its name in the phonetic script rather than Chinese characters. Mutsu City is located in the heart of the Shimokita Peninsula (Shimokita District), the northernmost point of the main island of the Honshuu. To north is the Tsugaru Strait, to the south, Mutsu Bay; rising majestically in the...

Hachinohe City of Aomori

Hachinohe City of Aomori Hachinohe City, with about 245,000 inhabitants, is located in southeast Aomori Prefecture, and serves as the core city for the northern Tohoku area. Hachinohe is famous in all of Japan for its marine products. It is also famous in northern Tohoku for its industries. Hachinohe is and has been in the process of developing its port to be an international base...

Tappizaki Diving of the Tsugaru Peninsula

Tappizaki cape watch tower Tappizaki (Tappi Zaki) is located on the northwestern tip of the Aomori Prefecture’s Tsugaru Peninsula where the Japan Sea enters the Tsugaru Strait between Honshu and Hokkaido. The cape itself rises to several hundred meters above the sea and is home to a modern-day lighthouse adjacent to some old Japanese Imperial Navy observation posts. The rocky coastline in...

Sai village (Sai-mura) in Shimokita Peninsula adjacent to Mutsu City

Hotokegaura coast Sai occupies the western coastline of Shimokita Peninsula, facing the inlet to Mutsu Bay from the Tsugaru Strait. The village has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The 2 kilometer long Hotokegaura Coastline, near the village of Sai, along with Mt.Osore, is Shimokita's most famous tourist attraction...

Oma town (Oma-machi) in Shimokita Peninsula adjacent to Mutsu City

bluefin tuna from Oma town (Oma-machi), Aomori Oma is a coastal town in the northernmost part of Aomori Prefecture. Along to the north the mountains of Hokkaido, Oma town nestled in the majestic nature of the Tsugaru Strait is located in the northern part of the Shimokita Peninsula, Aomori Prefecture, and Hakodate. The town has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with...

Kazamaura village (Kazamaura-mura) in Shimokita Peninsula adjacent to Mutsu City

Kazamaura village (Kazamaura-mura) in Shimokita Peninsula adjacent to Mutsu City Kazamaura village (Kazamaura-mura) is located in Shimokita District on the northern shore of Shimokita Peninsula. Most of the village is part of the Osoreyama Mountain Range, resulting in little flat land and much of the village is within the borders of the Shimokita Hanto Quasi-National Park. Enjoy Japanese traditional events such as Mamemaki, Mochitsuki, and making...

Higashidoori village (Higashidori-mura) in Shimokita Peninsula adjacent to Mutsu City

Higashidoori village (Higashidori-mura) forest Higashidoori village (Higashidori-mura) occupies the northeastern coastline of Shimokita Peninsula in eastern Aomori Prefecture, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Tsugaru Strait, with Cape Shiriyazaki forming a boundary between the two seas with about 65km-long coast. The village has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters...

Yokohama town (Yokohama-machi) in Shimokita Peninsula adjacent to Mutsu City

The city of Mutsu is located in the heart of Shimokita Peninsula, the northern region of Aomori Prefecture. Bordered on the east by the village of Higashidori, on the west by the town of Kawauchi, to the north by the town of Ohata, and to the south by the Yokohama town (Yokohama-machi), Mutsu has come to stand as a city vital importance for Shimokita Peninsula....

Wakinosawa village (Wakinosawa-mura) of Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi)

Located at the southwestern tip of Shimokita Peninsula facing Mutsu Bay, the village of Wakinosawa had an economy based primarily on commercial fishing. On March 14, 2005 Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) was merged into the neighboring Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi), along with the Ohata Village (Ohata-machi) and Wakinosawa village (Wakinosawa-mura). Points of Interest at...

Ohata Village (Ohata-machi) of Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi)

Ohata Village (Ohata-machi) is located in northern Shimokita Peninsula facing Tsugaru Strait, the town of Ohata had an economy based primarily on commercial fishing, primarily squid, octopus, salmon and sea urchin. On March 14, 2005 Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) was merged into the neighboring Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi), along with the Ohata Village (Ohata-machi) and...

Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) of Mutsu

Kawauchi River runs right through the interior of the Shimokita Peninsula. Kawauchi River Valley is located in Kawauchi, Mutsu-City. Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus), pot-billed Duck are seen in Kawauchi fishing Harbor. The valley takes on a different beauty with each season, especially in spring and fall it is so beautiful with bright colors of fresh green leaves and...

Hot Springs Spa in Shimokito Area

Hot Springs Spa in Shimokito Area Hot Springs Spa in Shimokito Area Kuwahata Onsen (Kuwahata Hot Springs Spa) Tel. 0175-32-6045 Yagen Onsen & Okuyagen Onsen (Yagen Hot Springs Spa & Okuyagen Hot Springs Spa) Tel. 0175-34-2008 Yunokawa Onsen (Yunokawa Hot Springs Spa) Tel: 0175-42-5136 Yokohama Onsen (Yokohama Hot Springs Spa) Tel: 0175-78-6531 Fureai Onsen Kawauchi (Fureai Hot Springs Spa)...

AOMORI Prefecture

AOMORI Prefecture Aomori is surrounded by the great outdoors, sandwiched between the Hakkoda Mountain Range and Mutsu Bay. It is also home to the Nebuta festival and the remains of a 5,500 year old settlement at the Sannai Maruyama Archaeological Site. From ancient times, Aomori City has been the focal point for trade and transportation between the Japanese mainland of Honshu and...

Location of Mutsu City

Location of Mutsu City The city of Mutsu is located in the heart of Shimokita Peninsula, the northern region of Aomori Prefecture. Bordered on the east by the village of Higashidori, on the west by the town of Kawauchi, to the north by the town of Ohata, and to the south by the town of Yokohama, Mutsu has come to stand as a city vital importance for Shimokita Peninsula. The city...

A Specutacular Night View from Mt.Kamafuse of Mutsu City

From the top of Mt.Kamafuse (879 meters -2,884 feet),the city light of Mutsu below seem to take on the shape of a beautiful,sparkling butterfly floating in the night sky. The scene would inspire even the hardest of hearts to romance! The spot has received little publicity and few people know of its existence, so it still may be one of the best-kept secrets on...