Mutsu City

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...

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

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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...

Transportation Guide of Mutsu City

Main Distances and Times Destination Distance Time by Bus Time by Car Noheji Tanabu 56.3km 1:20 1:00 Tanabu Osorezan 15.2km 35 mins 30 mins Tanabu Ohata 15.5km 35 mins 30 mins Tanabu Shiriya 29.5km 52 mins 45 mins Tanabu Ominato 6.0km 20 mins 15 mins Ominato Mt. Kamafuse 8.0km - 20 mins Ominato Kawauchi 19.5km 39 mins 35 mins Ohata Shimofuro...

Points of Interest around Shimokita Peninsula of Mutsu City - Osore-zan (Mt. Fear)

Shimokita Peninsula of Mutsu City 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...

Mt. Kamafuse (Kamafuseyama) Observatory of Mutsu City

Mt. Kamafuse Observatory of Mutsu City 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...