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Aomori Prefecture is located in the Tohoku region.
It is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and across the Tsugaru Strait. The Shimokita and Tsugaru Peninsulas enclose Mutsu Bay.
It is cooler than most of Japan and much snow.
You can see a lot of nature like Lake Towada, Oirase Stream and so on. In spring, you can enjoy sakura(cherry blossoms) in Hirosaki castle.
In summer, nebuta matsuri(one of famous festivals)has parades of illuminated floats.
Aomori Prefecture remains dominated by traditional industries such as farming, forestry, and fishing. It’s Japan's largest producer of apples. Another specialties are garlics, squid, scallops and tuna fish.
Shirakami mountain area was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Siebold's beech trees make up a large portion of the forest.
Oirase stream is a part of the Towada-Hachiman national park. There are some streams and waterfalls.
  • Aomori
  • Hirosaki
  • Mount Iwaki
  • Lake Towada
  • Oirase Stream
  • Juniko
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