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1 Chome-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori-shi, Aomori-ken 030-0803, Japan

Nebuta Matsuri is an annual summer festival of illuminated parade floats that are designed and built over the course of a year. This stunning waterfront museum is dedicated to the festival and incorporates some of the festival’s sounds...

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Maruyama-305 Sannai, Aomori-shi, Aomori-ken 038-0031, Japan

Uncovered during the initial stages of construction for a new baseball stadium, this archaeological site dates back to 3900 B.C.E. and includes evidence of a human transition from hunter-gatherers to a more settled lifestyle. The earliest elements...

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Japan, 〒030-0111 Aomori-ken, Aomori-shi, Arakawa, 青森県青森市大字荒川寒水沢1-12

Mt. Hakkoda, a ski resort in the Hakkoda Mountain range, sees a lot of snow during the winter—which, of course, makes it popular with skiers. The resort’s gondola, or ropeway, to the summit is busy year round with hikers and nature...

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1 Shimoshiroganechō, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori-ken 036-8356, Japan

If you visit this castle in spring, you’ll come away remembering only the visual riot of the more than 2,500 blossoming cherry trees. If your visit coincides with the four-day winter festival, it’s likely to be the snow lanterns and...