Speaking of tourism in Aomori Prefecture…
"Spring" Hirosaki Sakura Festival
Nebuta and Neputa Festival of “Summer”
are famous all over the country, but it is actually the autumn leaves that attract a lot of tourists.
In late September, when a friend came to Aomori from the Tokyo metropolitan area, we planned an "Aomori Autumn Expedition Adult Excursion Tour". That was a lot of fun.
What kind of course is efficient? I would like to introduce a course that we went around as a recommended course.
By the way, this tour has a feeling of seasonality on October 17th. For your information.
- Breakfast at “Nokeke-Don” at Aomori Gyosai Center（青森魚菜センター）
- Apple picking at Namioka Apple Hill
- Search for souvenirs at Hirosaki Neputa Village
- Hirosaki Nakazo Department Store Underground Nakamiso Ramen
- Enjoy autumn leaves at Iwakisan Shrine
Breakfast at “Nokeke-Don” at Aomori Gyosai Center（青森魚菜センター）
The guests stayed at a hotel in Aomori city, so the breakfast was “Nokke-Don” at the “Aomori Gyosai Center”!
Nokke-Don is like a slightly different buffet where you can make your own seafood bowl while choosing various marine products!
Start with breakfast, which is popular as one of the new sightseeing spots in Aomori.
To order a "Nokke-Don", first buy a ticket.
and,You can buy rice and seafood in exchange for the ticket.
Once you have the rice in the bowl, look for the market for seafood to put on the rice.
Let's go around the market first.
There are a variety of marine products, so it ’s important to see what you ’re looking for and pick up what you like.
There is "1 ticket" or "2 tickets" written on a seafood dish. Give the same number of tickets you purchased earlier to the shop as many times as you want on the seafood. Then, the person in the store puts seafood on the rice.
It ’s like this!
Of course, each person has different tastes and choices, so each “Nokke-Don” is made.
There is a corner where you can sit, so you can eat calmly there.
“Nokke-don” is a fish market where you can eat fresh sashimi to your liking. It's a recommended spot to visit if you come to Aomori!
Aomori Gyosai Center 青森魚菜センター
Meal ticket fee
10 sheets 1,500 yen
5 sheets 750 yen
Apple picking at Namioka Apple Hill
When your stomach is full, head for Hirosaki City from Aomori City. On the way, along Route 7 is “Michi no Eki Namioka Apple Hill”, which is very popular with both locals and tourists.
Especially this season is the harvest season of apples, and the outdoor tent is very lively with freshly picked apples.
“Apple Hill” is proud of its ability to attract customers so that the parking lot is full even on weekday mornings. The participatory event that takes place during the apple harvest season is the "Apple Harvest Experience".
Participation fee is 550 yen per adult.
If you pay the entrance fee at the reception, you will get a plastic bag to put apples in.
When the time comes, the person in charge will come and guide you to the field, thinking, “Well, what field would you like to make today?”
When you get to the field, you will learn how to harvest apples and then enjoy the harvest.
I want you to eat it right after you harvest it. Even those who normally eat delicious apples are so delicious that they are surprised when they are harvested!
Apple harvest experience fee
Adult 550 yen (take out 4 apples)
Child 400 yen (take out 3 apples)
Search for souvenirs at Hirosaki Neputa Village
Hirosaki Neputa Village in the outer moat of Hirosaki Park.
This is a classic sightseeing spot in Hirosaki City where you can enjoy playing Neputa Taiko and Shamisen music. (However, there is a charge)
There are a lot of local souvenirs, so if you buy Aomori souvenirs, you will find most of them.
Famous for its hand-baked rice crackers, it is sometimes baked at the storefront.
The shopping area is free, and the facility tour area where you can listen to shamisen performances is charged.
Adult 550 yen /
High school / junior high school 350 yen /
Elementary school student 200 yen
Infant (3 years old or older) 100 yen
※ Group fee for 25 people or more ↓ For details ↓
Entrance fee / business hours｜津軽藩ねぷた村
Since it was a weekday, it was rattling, but be aware that the car park in the Hirosaki Park cherry blossom season and the Neputa Festival season is so crowded that the car cannot be stopped.
Hirosaki Nakazo Department Store Underground Nakamiso Ramen
From breakfast to here, it was a good time for lunch, so we went to “Nakamiso”, a ramen shop loved by locals, located in the basement of Hirosaki Nakazo Department Store.
Sweet miso ramen with garlic and ginger.
Do you think that it will not be delicious at all? But it ’s a very addictive taste.
The friend who came from Tokyo who went with us said that “I don't really like the taste at first, but it tastes more delicious each time I eat a bite,” and he ate the soup. Please enjoy it.
Enjoy autumn leaves at Iwakisan Shrine
After making your mouth “NakaMiso” flavor, visit Iwakiyama Shrine.
Already on the way to Iwakiyama Shrine, the autumn leaves of Mt. Iwaki will delight our eyes.
You can enjoy the scenery like a painting when you see the red-colored apples on the apple fields and Mt. Iwaki, which has artistic mountain surfaces with gradations in order from the top.
About 30 minutes by car from the city to Iwakiyama Shrine.
Iwakiyama Shrine is a favorite of Hirosaki citizens.
Aim at the main shrine while walking slowly on the cobblestones. In front of it, you can see the summit of Mt.
Iwakiyama Shrine has a sense of calming your mind whenever you come.
It is a place I would like to recommend to overseas visitors. (However, it is very difficult to go by public transport ...)
After worshiping Iwakiyama Shrine, I was sent to Aomori Airport and dissolved.
It was a good course where you could enjoy Aomori's food and autumn while spending a leisurely time!
Just waiting for the traffic light on the way home, a plane carrying a passenger flew to Narita Airport. (maybe)