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 strong winds. Much of the village is within the limits of the Shimokita Hanto Quasi-National Park. Omazaki cape is the northernmost point on Honshu island.

Aomori's long coastline has also helped fishing to become very important to the economy. The largest tuna ever caught in Japanese waters was caught near Oma in the Tsugaru Strait in 2001.

The town made again headlines on Jan. 5, 2012 when a bluefin tuna from Oma fetched a record 56.49 million yen at the first auction of the year at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market on Jan. 5. Since then, an individual claiming to be a tuna fisherman from Oma has been donating money to children's facilities in Aomori Prefecture.

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

Points of Interest at Oma town (Oma-machi) in Shimokita Peninsula adjacent to Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi)

The north end mainland of Oma town (Oma-machi) The north end mainland of Oma town (Oma-machi)The north end mainland of Oma  
Tairyokigansai Fishing Festival of praying for good catch Tairyokigansai Fishing Festival of praying for good catch, Oma town (Oma-machi)  
Bentenjima (Benten Island) Bentenjima (Benten Island), Oma town (Oma-machi) Tel: 0175-37-3117
Tsuhanazaki Cape Tsuhana Tsuhanazaki Cape Tsuhana, Oma town (Oma-machi)  
Blue Marine Festival & Super Tuna Festival Blue Marine Festival & Super Tuna Festival - image 1.JPG Blue Marine Festival & Super Tuna Festival - image 2.JPG Blue Marine Festival & Super Tuna Festival - image 3.JPG Tel: 0175-37-2233
Omazakienchi Tent Site (Omazakienchi Campsite)   Tel: 0175-37-2111
Tsugarukaikyo Uminaridaiko drumming performance Tsugarukaikyo Uminaridaiko drumming performance, Oma town (Oma-machi)  
Nishifukitsukeyama Observatory Nishifukitsukeyama Observatory, Oma town (Oma-machi)  
Omakaikyo Hoyo Center (Oma Strait Health Facilities) Omakaikyo Hoyo Center (Oma Strait Health Facilities), Oma town (Oma-machi) Tel: 0175-37-4334
Ishikawa Takuboku kahi Ishikawa Takuboku kahi, Oma town (Oma-machi)  
Wing facilities for culture, education and sports Wing facilities for culture, education and sports, Oma town (Oma-machi) TEL: 0175-32-1111 FAX: 0175-37-5110, Website: http://www.wingkita.jp/
Hugenin Temple Hugenin Temple, Oma town (Oma-machi) Tel: 0175-37-2727
Oma town Seafood Oma town Seafood Oma town Seafood image 2.JPG Tel: 0175-37-3555
Aomori HIBA Products Aomori HIBA Products, Oma town (Oma-machi) TEL: 0175-37-4711, FAX: 0175-32-1011, Website: http://www.aomori-hiba.com/
Oma Escort Club Oma Escort Club, Oma town (Oma-machi) Tel: 0175-35-2147, 090-7931-4509, Website: http://oma-escortclub.com/
Oma town (Oma-machi) Taxi Tel: 0120-40-2213
Oma Town (Oma-machi) Government Office, Oma town hall Address: Oma 104, Oma town (Oma-machi), Shimokita District, Aomori Prefecture 039-4601, Japan [Geo Coordinate: 41.526768,140.907435]
TEL: 0175-37-2111
FAX: 0175-37-2478
Oma Town (Oma-machi) official Website: http://www.town.ooma.lg.jp/
Oma town Chamber of Commerce: http://www.jomon.ne.jp/~oomas/index.html
Oma town group promoting healthy activities: http://www.oma-aozora.jp/