Aomori Prefecture

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At Osorezan

Aomori Prefecture (青森県 Aomoriken or frequently Aomori-ken) is located in the Tohoku region of Japan. The capital is the city of Aomori.




Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and faces Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait. It borders Akita and Iwate in the south. Oma, at the northwestern tip of the axe-shaped Shimokita Peninsula, is the northernmost point of Honshu.

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Osorezan, the Mountain of Dread, in Mutsu


Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district.


Tsugaru merger

On February 11, 2005 the new city Tsugaru was formed from the merger of the town Kizukuri and the villages Inagaki, Kashiwa, Morita, and Shariki, all from Nishitsugaru District.

Towada expansion

On January 1, 2005 the town of Towadako merged into the city of Towada.


Like much of Tohoku, the Aomori region remains dominated by traditional industries such as farming, forestry, and fishing.


Many young people depart Aomori for cities like Tokyo or Sendai looking for excitement or jobs, and Aomori records its population as having peaked in 1983.



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Monument to soldiers who perished in Hakkoda Mountains

Aomori is especially famous for its apple orchards.

Lake Towada, a beautiful caldera, lies on the boundary between Akita and Aomori Prefectures. The Oirase river drains Lake Towada; in the summer it is refreshing and in the autumn the leaves are breathtaking.

Mount Osore, the Mountain of Dread, is near Mutsu on the Shimokita Peninsula.

The Hakkoda Mountains in Aomori provide excellent hiking in the warmer seasons. However, the winter proved disastrous to over 200 soldiers who died during a military maneuver in the area in deep snow.

Prefectural symbols

The Aomori prefectural symbol is a stylized map of the prefecture, showing the crown of Honshu: the Tsugaru, Natsudomari and Shimokita Peninsulas.

Miscellaneous topics

The two major dialects of Japanese spoken in Aomori Prefecture are Tsugaru-ben (津軽弁) and Nambu-ben (南部弁); the former is prevalent in the area around Aomori City, and the latter is heard in and around the city of Hachinohe.

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