Let us introduce the 3 best things to do in Aomori city. If you have some spare time after or before visiting Hakkoda, there are so many fun things you can do in Aomori!
1. Go to Furukawa Fish Market and try Nokkedon
Furukawa Fish Market is central Aomori’s public fish market, and is also known as the Aomori Gyosai Center. Rows of vendors offer all kinds of local seafood and other items. Visitors can use the seafood they buy to make their very own seafood donburi, or nokkedon!
2. Nebuta Warasse Museum
Aomori Nebuta Festival is one of the three largest festivals in the Tohoku region bringing in more than 3 million visitors from across Japan, which is held in central Aomori City between August 2nd through August 7th.
The Nebuta Warasse Museum in Aomori City is a great place to experience the beauty of the Nebuta festival displays even when a festival is not being held. These gigantic displays are truly works of art, and along with the music and sounds within the museum, this is the next best thing to enjoying the displays at an actual festival. And since it is indoors, the displays can be enjoyed at all times of year. Its location next to the Aomori City port makes it both easily accessible, and an easy addition to a travel itinerary.
The A-Factory in the Aomori Port area is a great place to take a stop and do some shopping or grab some food. Located just across from the Nebuta Warasse Museum, and just beneath the Aomori Bay Bridge, it boasts a great location to enjoy some of the best activities and sights in Aomori City.
A-Factory is a cider production facility. Located in Aomori Harbour near the Nebuta Warasse museum, this shopping facility showcases apple juice, apple vinaigrette, and more apple-related snacks produced in the Aomori region. There is a cafe and a lounge downstairs and a restaurant upstairs providing great views of the harbour.