What we'll do
Aomori is the capital city of the Aomori Prefecture in the Tohoku region of Japan.
This prefecture is best known for the Nebuta summer festival, as well as other major attractions including ruins, museums, and mountains.
In fact, the prefecture is home to a vast number of attractions and an array of highly unique places, such as the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Asamushi Aquarium, Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum and Gappo Koen Park. All of these are well worth a visit!
This tour provides you with the most remarkable and unique attractions and experiences that Aomori has to offer.
Things you need to know before the tour
Things you'll need:
-Money to buy lunch
-Transportation fees to get you to the meeting place
-Entrance fee money for the museum and aquarium
What is included in the tour price
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (ACAC) is a facility that creates outstanding art culture with both international and regional characteristics and publicizes it. The facility's building was designed by Tadao Ando, who is an architect with an international claim. Situated within a forest, ACAC has no permanent exhibition rooms but instead has its outdoor works dotted throughout its premises. There are many paths through the woods that surround the Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, along which you will see artworks dotted throughout the forest as you follow it. Please enjoy finding them while walking, in a way like a walking rally. Some of the artworks have been made to become one with the forest so that you may overlook them, and it is a facility where you can enjoy finding the artworks.Show spot information
Gappo Koen Park
Gappo Koen Park is a park that was selected as one of Japan's 100 Best City Parks in 1989. The park has around 670 cherry blossom trees such as the Yoshino cherry and weeping cherry, which typically bloom from late April to early May, and inform their surroundings of the arrival of spring. In early summer, the wisteria trellises are beautiful, and in summer the swimming beach becomes a rest spot for city residents.Show spot information
Asamushi Aquarium is the northernmost aquarium in Honshu. Along with aquatic life native to Aomori prefecture, there is a wide variety of marine life, for a total of 10,000 creatures of 300 varieties. The 15 meter long tunnel recreates the sea at Mutsu bay, and you can observe scallop reproduction and other living beings of Mutsu bay up close. There’s also the very popular dolphin show, which goes on year-round in the indoor pool. Dolphins perform with Tsugaru shamisen and nebuta hayashi music in this dynamic, only-in-Aomori show. Plus, you can see penguins, seals, and more up close at the sea mammal house, and even touch the sea life at the popular touch corner.Show spot information
Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum
For those not in Aomori prefecture during its acclaimed Aomori Nebuta Festival, the Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum is sure to satisfy all of your curiosities about the Nebuta Festival and about its colorful floats, the nebuta. With five full nebuta floats on display, and numerous smaller heads and other nebuta components staged for you to learn about, the Wa Rasse Nebuta Museum is sure to be one of the most unique museums you'll ever visit.Show spot information
We will meet at the Toyota Rent-a-Car Shin-Aomori Sta. West Ext. Shop.
The shop is a minute walk from JR Shin-Aomori Sta. West Ext.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.