Category: Aomori

  • Tanabu Festival Of Mutsu City

    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…

  • 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…

  • Ohata Village On The Shimokita Peninsula

    Ohata Village On The Shimokita Peninsula

    Ohata Village (Ohata-machi) is located in northern Shimokita Peninsula facing Tsugaru Strait, the town of Ohata had an economy based primarily on commercial fishing, primarily squid, octopus, salmon and sea urchin. On March 14, 2005 Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) was merged into the neighboring Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi), along with the Ohata Village (Ohata-machi) and village of…

  • Wakinosawa Village On The Shimokita Peninsula

    Wakinosawa Village On The Shimokita Peninsula

    Located at the southwestern tip of Shimokita Peninsula facing Mutsu Bay, the village of Wakinosawa had an economy based primarily on commercial fishing. On March 14, 2005 Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) was merged into the neighboring Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi), along with the Ohata Village (Ohata-machi) and Wakinosawa village (Wakinosawa-mura). Points of Interest at Wakinosawa village (Wakinosawa-mura)…

  • Yokohama town On The Shimokita Peninsula

    Yokohama town On The Shimokita Peninsula

    The city of Mutsu is located in the heart of Shimokita Peninsula, the northern region of Aomori Prefecture. Bordered on the east by the village of Higashidori, on the west by the town of Kawauchi, to the north by the town of Ohata, and to the south by the Yokohama town (Yokohama-machi), Mutsu has come…

  • Kazamaura village Shimokita Peninsula

    Kazamaura village Shimokita Peninsula

    Kazamaura village (Kazamaura-mura) is located in Shimokita District on the northern shore of Shimokita Peninsula. Most of the village is part of the Osoreyama Mountain Range, resulting in little flat land and much of the village is within the borders of the Shimokita Hanto Quasi-National Park. Enjoy Japanese traditional events such as Mamemaki, Mochitsuki, and…

  • Oma Town Shimokita Peninsula

    Oma Town Shimokita Peninsula

    Oma is a coastal town in the northernmost part of Aomori Prefecture. Along to the north the mountains of Hokkaido, Oma town nestled in the majestic nature of the Tsugaru Strait is located in the northern part of the Shimokita Peninsula, Aomori Prefecture, and Hakodate. The town has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool…

  • Sai village in Shimokita Peninsula

    Sai village in Shimokita Peninsula

    Sai occupies the western coastline of Shimokita Peninsula, facing the inlet to Mutsu Bay from the Tsugaru Strait. The village has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall. The 2 kilometer long Hotokegaura Coastline, near the village of Sai, along with Mt.Osore, is Shimokita’s most famous…

  • Mutsu City in the heart of The Shimokita Peninsula

    Mutsu has the unique distinction of being the first city in Japan to write its name in the phonetic script rather than Chinese characters. Mutsu City is located in the heart of the Shimokita Peninsula (Shimokita District), the northernmost point of the main island of the Honshuu. To north is the Tsugaru Strait, to the…

  • City of Mutsu Emblem & City Tree, Bird and Flower

    JapanGuides.net 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…

  • Higashidoori village on The Shimokita Peninsula

    Higashidoori village on The Shimokita Peninsula

    Higashidoori village (Higashidori-mura) occupies the northeastern coastline of Shimokita Peninsula in eastern Aomori Prefecture, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Tsugaru Strait, with Cape Shiriyazaki forming a boundary between the two seas with about 65km-long coast. The village has a cold maritime climate characterized by cool short summers and long cold winters with heavy snowfall.…

  • Mt. Kamafuse (Kamafuseyama) Observatory of Mutsu City

    JapanGuides.net 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…

  • Points of Interest around Shimokita Peninsula of Mutsu City – Osore-zan (Mt. Fear), Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi)

    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…

  • Mutsu-Shimokita Sea Festival of Mutsu City

    JapanGuides.net 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…

  • AOMORI Prefecture

    AOMORI Prefecture

    Aomori is surrounded by the great outdoors, sandwiched between the Hakkoda Mountain Range and Mutsu Bay. It is also home to the Nebuta festival and the remains of a 5,500 year old settlement at the Sannai Maruyama Archaeological Site. From ancient times, Aomori City has been the focal point for trade and transportation between the…

  • A Brief History of Mutsu City

    JapanGuides.net 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…

  • Tappizaki Diving of the Tsugaru Peninsula

    Tappizaki Diving of the Tsugaru Peninsula

    Tappizaki (Tappi Zaki) is located on the northwestern tip of the Aomori Prefecture’s Tsugaru Peninsula where the Japan Sea enters the Tsugaru Strait between Honshu and Hokkaido. The cape itself rises to several hundred meters above the sea and is home to a modern-day lighthouse adjacent to some old Japanese Imperial Navy observation posts. The…

  • Hachinohe City of Aomori

    Hachinohe City, with about 245,000 inhabitants, is located in southeast Aomori Prefecture, and serves as the core city for the northern Tohoku area. Hachinohe is famous in all of Japan for its marine products. It is also famous in northern Tohoku for its industries. Hachinohe is and has been in the process of developing its…

  • Location of Mutsu City

    Location of Mutsu City

    JapanGuides.net The city of Mutsu is located in the heart of Shimokita Peninsula, the northern region of Aomori Prefecture. Bordered on the east by the village of Higashidori, on the west by the town of Kawauchi, to the north by the town of Ohata, and to the south by the town of Yokohama, Mutsu has…

  • How To Travel To Mitsu City In Aomori

    JapanGuides.net 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 Station Ominato Line(01:10) to Ominato…

  • Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) of Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi)

    Kawauchi Town (Kawauchi-machi) of Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi)

    JapanGuides.net Kawauchi River runs right through the interior of the Shimokita Peninsula. Kawauchi River Valley is located in Kawauchi, Mutsu-City. Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus), pot-billed Duck are seen in Kawauchi fishing Harbor. The valley takes on a different beauty with each season, especially in spring and fall it is so beautiful with bright colors of…