ELM is a shopping center that consists of roughly 110 specialty shops but also doubles as an information hub for the Tsugaru region. There are fashion and clothing shops, of course, but there are also plenty of restaurants and places to buy foodstuffs. Rain or shine, this is the perfect place to enjoy a full day of fun!
Our recommendation is Tsugaru's one and only food theme park, Tsugaru Ramen Highway. Here, there are four separate ramen shops specializing in different flavors: soy sauce, miso, pork belly, and plain. Grab a couple of friends and you can order all of them and compare the flavors!
The shopping center is also easy to access, with buses leaving directly from Goshogawara Station.
"Ramen Kaido" is a three-month store replacement system.