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 short summers and long cold winters with strong winds. Much of the village is within the limits of the Shimokita Hanto Quasi-National Park. Omazaki cape is the northernmost point on Honshu island.
Aomori’s long coastline has also helped fishing to become very important to the economy. The largest tuna ever caught in Japanese waters was caught near Oma in the Tsugaru Strait in 2001.
The town made again headlines on Jan. 5, 2012 when a bluefin tuna from Oma fetched a record 56.49 million yen at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market on Jan. 5. Since then, an individual claiming to be a tuna fisherman from Oma has been donating money to children’s facilities in Aomori Prefecture.
Points of Interest at Oma town (Oma-machi) in Shimokita Peninsula adjacent to Mutsu City (Mutsu-shi)
|The north end mainland of Oma town (Oma-machi)|
|Tairyokigansai Fishing Festival of praying for good catch|
|Bentenjima (Benten Island)||Tel: 0175-37-3117|
|Tsuhanazaki Cape Tsuhana|
|Blue Marine Festival & Super Tuna Festival||Tel: 0175-37-2233|
|Omazakienchi Tent Site (Omazakienchi Campsite)||Tel: 0175-37-2111|
|Tsugarukaikyo Uminaridaiko drumming performance|
|Omakaikyo Hoyo Center (Oma Strait Health Facilities)||Tel: 0175-37-4334|
|Ishikawa Takuboku kahi|
|Wing facilities for culture, education and sports||TEL: 0175-32-1111 FAX: 0175-37-5110, Website: http://www.wingkita.jp/|
|Hugenin Temple||Tel: 0175-37-2727|
|Oma town Seafood||Tel: 0175-37-3555|
|Aomori HIBA Products||TEL: 0175-37-4711, FAX: 0175-32-1011, Website: http://www.aomori-hiba.com/|
|Oma Escort Club||Tel: 0175-35-2147, 090-7931-4509, Website: http://oma-escortclub.com/|
|Oma town (Oma-machi) Taxi||Tel: 0120-40-2213|
|Oma Town (Oma-machi) Government Office, Oma town hall||Address: Oma 104, Oma town (Oma-machi), Shimokita District, Aomori Prefecture 039-4601, Japan [Geo Coordinate: 41.526768,140.907435]
Oma Town (Oma-machi) official Website: http://www.town.ooma.lg.jp/
Oma town Chamber of Commerce: http://www.jomon.ne.jp/~oomas/index.html
Oma town group promoting healthy activities: http://www.oma-aozora.jp/