Aomori Prefecture

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...

Mutsu-Shimokita Sea Festival of Mutsu City

Mutsu-Shimokita Sea Festival of Mutsu City Living in a region surrounded on all sides by water, the sea plays an important role in the lives of all the inhabitants of the Shimokita Peninsula. The Sea Festival is an event that expresses the inhabitants thanks to the sea and is an affirmation of their commitment to protecting clean water and the abundant sealife it sustains, as well as promoting water safety...

Ominato Nebuta Festival of Mutsu City

Ominato Nebuta Festival of Mutsu City The Ominato Nebuta Festival carries with it a history of more than one hundred years. The illuminated nebuta floats depicting biant-sized warriors and folkheroes are sponsored by neighborhood associations and various offices. The unique melodies and rhythms of festival music, in addition to the traditional folk dances, are the heart of the festival which draws...

Tanabu Festival

Tanabu Festival Centuries before the city of Mutsu ever exited, during the Edo Period, Tanabu Shrine was a critical religious and administrative center within the Nambu feudal domain. The annual grand festival that takes place from August 18 to 20 is called the Tanabu Festival. The origins of the festival are unknown; an entry was found mentioning the Tanabu Festival in the 1793...

City Access:Direction to Mutsu

From Tokyo: Tokyo Station Yamanote Line to Hmamatsu-cho ¨Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport ¨Airplane(01:10) to Misawa Airport ¨Express train(00:30) to Noheji Station Ominato Line(01:10) to Ominato Station Total Time: 5:39 Tokyo Station Yamanote Line to Hamamatsu-cho Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport Airplane(1:00) to Aomori Airport Express train(0:30) to Noheji...

A Brief History of Mutsu City

A Brief History of Mutsu The city of Mutsu was formed on September 1,1959, with the amalgamation of the two towns of Tanabu and Ominato, becoming one of the eight largest cities in Aomori. It was originally decided to name the city was given the rather cumbersome name of "Ominato-Tanabu City. The name of the new city was also taken from the two former towns, and thus the city was originally...

City of Mutsu Emblem & City Tree, Bird and Flower

City of Mutsu Emblem & City Tree,Bird, and Flower The city emblem was established in November 1960.Based on the two phonetic script characters that form "Mutsu,"the design stands as a symbol of ,harmony,and progress. "Hiba" Japanese Cypress The Japanese Hiba,similar to the Japanese cedar,is a typical variety of conifer found in the Shimokita region and been recognized by the Japanese people for its beauty.The...

Logistics of Hachinohe City

Logistics of Hachinohe City Constructing a base city for international exchange Given good facilities for transportation by land, sea, and air, now Hachinohe has become an international distribution point for Northern Japan. Hachinohe opened Tohoku's first international regular container shipping line between Hachinohe and Southeast Asia in August 1994. Since this time routes to China, Korea...

Culture of Hachinohe City

Culture of Hachinohe City Jomon -- Adventure to the ancient world Hachinohe has a number of ancient Jomon period remains (ten thousand to three thousand years ago), such as those found at the Kazahari and Korekawa sites. The Kazahari site caught public attention when carbonized rice about 3,000 years old was found. The Korekawa site is one of the most distinguished sites from the Jomon period...

Access to Aomori

By Air Aomori Tokyo(Haneda)/ 1 hour 10 minutes Osaka/ 1 hour 30 minutes Nagoya/ 1 hour 20 minutes Sapporo(Chitose)/ 45 minutes Hiroshima/ 1 hour 45 minutes By Ferry Higashi Nihon Ferry Aomori Hakodate/ 3 hours 40 minutes Muroran/ 7 hours Shimokita Kisen Streamship Aomori Wakinosawa/ 50 minutes Sai/ 2 hours 20 minutes Jetfoil Aomori Hakodate/ 1 hour 40 minutes By JR...

Gallary of Aomori

Aomori Nebuta Festival Aomori Nebuta Festival The Aomori Nebuta Festival is Japan's largest and most famous fire festival, and has been designed as one of the country's cultural assets. The observer can't help but be overwhelmed by the magnificent floats in the shape of warriors, the stirring musical accompaniment and the frenzied dancing of the "haneto" dancers. Not only do many of the...

City Emblem and Municipal Tree, Flower and Bird of Aomori

City Emblem The City Emblem, adopted in 1901, is derived from the Chinese character "ao", meaning blue or green. The lower part of this character is said to represent the moon and the upper part the Big Dipper. The circle in the City Emblem, therefore, stands for the moon while the seven-pointed star is the North Star, part of the Big Dipper. This further represents...

The story of Aomori

The birth of Aomori(1624) In 1624, under the instructions of Nobuhira, to create a port, the second Lord of Tsugaru, Yashichiro Moriyama undertook the development of the village of Utomura, lovated in the district of Sotogahama. At the time, there was a small hill in the Komemachi neighbornhood. It was covered with a year-round green forest and thus made an excellent...