Perfect Guide of Aomori City, Japan

Japan, Aomori Guide (B): Perfect Guide of Aomori City, Japan

Do you remember the travel to Japan of 3000 B.C. that I shared with you? Many of Sannai Mariyama Relics visitors stay in Aomori City. Actually, there are great, unique and very interesting things in the city, too. This time, I’d like to share 5 things to see in Aomori City with you. Amazingly, all of them are in a walking distance.

The best of bests in Aomori City is this Nebuta Museum. Your first question will be, “What’s a nebuta?”

Nebutas (also, neputa) are huge lanterns like the photos – 5 meters high, nearly 10 meters wide, 7 meters depth and 4 TONS!

Aomori holds Nebuta Festival on 2 – 7 August every year, which is visited by more than 3 MILLION people. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest, and the most exciting festivals in Japan.

Performers called haneto (meaning, “jumping people” or something like that) draw nubutas in the parades. Nebuta culture is seen only in Aomori, so it is very interesting to everyone, including Japanese people like me.

The festival is totally exciting, but the problem is that your travel schedule won’t be on 2 – 7 August in most cases. So… No nebutas for 359 days…? ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Perfect Guide of Aomori City, Japan
Guide Location: Japan » Aomori
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Nebuta Museum Warasse   Utou Shrine   Aspam   Hakkoda-maru the Memorial Ship   A-Factory  
Author: Kozue Mitani
Read it on author's website: http://tokyo-direct-guide.com/blog/2016/10/perfect-guide-of-aomori-city-japan/