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...
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 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) 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) 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...
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....
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).
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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 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
Kuwahata Onsen (Kuwahata Hot Springs Spa)
Yagen Onsen & Okuyagen Onsen (Yagen Hot Springs Spa & Okuyagen Hot Springs Spa)
Yunokawa Onsen (Yunokawa Hot Springs Spa)
Yokohama Onsen (Yokohama Hot Springs Spa)
Fureai Onsen Kawauchi (Fureai Hot Springs Spa)...
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.
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...
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Ominato Mt. Kamafuse
One of Japan's Three Great Holy Place, Mt.Osore/“Osore-zan” (Mt. Fear) was founded as a holy site in 862 by the great Buddhist monk Jikaku Dishi. Encircled by a crater often cited as resembling an eight-patalled lotus flower, the waters of Lake Usori silently flow down towards the River Styx. Those who visit Mt.Osore will enter a realm where this world and the next...
The lookout point trom 785 meters(2,575 feet) on Mt.Kamafuse provides the visitor with a stunning, panoramic view: spread out below the mountain facing Ominato Bay is the city of Mutsu, and streching as far as one can see is the scenic coastline. To the north across the blue expanse of sea, the northern island of Hokkaido is visible. Looking north, one cannot help...