Backpack travel with one day trip in Aomori city for exploring Japan

Aomori is a beautiful city with many itinerary spot to visit. Here is the one day trip in Aomori with walking. This is suitable for backpack travel with free and easy style. You can explore the culture, food and memorial place in one day as all the place we discuss here is near to each other.

Scroll to the last to see the sketchnote we create during the travelling in Aomori.

Aomori in Japan
Aomori in Japan

We would cover a few place that we visit in this article:

  1. Aomori Nokkedon – for food
  2. Nebuta museum WA RASSE – for enjoy the culture
  3. ASPAM-Aomori Tourist Information Center – to enjoy the facilities
  4. A-Factory – food and shopping
  5. Aomori-Hakodate Connecting Ferry-for see the memorial stuff
  6. Tsugaruji-for food
Aomori city one day trip Infographic
Aomori city one day trip Infographic

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Firstly, we need to highlight that Aomori is a beautiful city but not much crowds during our visit in end of October, 2019. To travel here, you need to take a few minutes local train from Shin Aomori. Shin Aomori is a transport interchange with Shinkasen services.  We highlight recommend that you visit and stay in Aomori instead of Shin-Aomori if you intend to spend a couple of day in Aomori.

View of Aomori Bay Bridge from train station
View of Aomori Bay Bridge from train station

For transport, we would like to recommend the Hyperdia which you can input the departure & arrival location, time and transport mode. This help to plan your timing and itinerary effectively. For us, we utilise the JR EAST pass – Tohoku area to travel from Narita airport to Shin Aomori with Shinkasen and followed by local train to Aomori.

Aomori Nokkedon

The location is about 10 to 15 mins quick walk from Aomori station. You would need to cross a few roads to arrive the location. The traffic here is very light in the early morning with cold air in the autumn.

It is closed at Tuesdays usually.
Address : 1-11-16 Furukawa, Aomori city.
Opening hour is 7.00 to 16.00 and business is closes when there is no more rice supply.

You would see a big red signboard with white colors japanese word on it at the roadside.

You can personalised your rice bowl dish with the food tickets. Two types of food tickets for options , one is lower value and another is with higher value. For higher value food ticket, you able to choose more dishes with the extra tickets. Just purchase your food tickets at the counter that located right in front of the entrance.

The dishes options including rice, egg, fresh sashimi, fried foods, pickles, vegetables and many more. Some dishes need two tickets to purchase.

Once you select and purchase your food, go to the open seating area to enjoy your meal. The free wasabi, soya sauces, utensils and water is available and free for charges.

Seafood in Aomori Nokkedon
Seafood in Aomori Nokkedon

Although we have hard time to select the food we want out of so many varieties. The overall experience is still fun and enjoyable.

Personalised food in Aomori Nokkedon
Personalised food in Aomori Nokkedon

Besides that, you also can visit Auga fresh market that located only few minutes of walking distance.

AUGA Fresh Market in Aomori Japan
AUGA Fresh Market in Aomori Japan

Nebuta museum WA RASSE

Nebuta museum WA RASSE display the large-scale Nebuta floats that used in the NEBUTA Festival. The Aomori Nebuta Festival usually held on August 2nd to 7th.

NEBUTA In Aomori Japan
NEBUTA In Aomori Japan

The opening hours from May to August is 9. 00 to 19.00, from September to April is 9.00 to 18.00. It was closed on August 9&10, December 31, January 1.

The address is 1-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori city.
The entrance fee for adult is 600 yen and students will be cheaper price.

You can reach here with a quick walk of 5 mins from the station. At this place, we are so amazed by the colorful and the design of the Nebuta float. The craft is skillfully done by all the masters.

ASPAM
Aomori Tourist Information Center

The address is 1-1-40 Yasukata, Aomori city. The usual opening hour is 9:00 to 21:00, however it varies by facility and season.

It is about 10 to 15 mins quick walk from the JR Aomori Station.
The triangle shape of the building serve one of the landmark in this beautiful city. It has the 360 degree 3D digital imaging theater for visitors to experience the four seasons of Aomori.  Bedsides that, it aslo has the observation platform and panorama movie for public to visit.

ASPAM in Aomori Japan
ASPAM in Aomori Japan

We never have the chance to tour in the ASPAM. However, this landmark is so fantastic and always looks so amazing whenever we pass by this building.

Seaview in Aomori Japan
Seaview in Aomori Japan

A FACTORY

A-Factory is a multi purpose facility that combines Aomori apple cider factory, various delicious food and souvenirs that represent the identity of the Aomori. You can shopping and dining here as well.

A FACTORY in Aomori
A FACTORY in Aomori

The address is 1-4-2 Yanakawa, Aomori city. The shop open from 9:00 to 20:00 while the restaurant start from 11:00 to 20:00.

We really like the atmosphere here and it is very suitable to drop by after you need a place to rest and have some meal.

Aomori-Hakodate Connecting Ferry Memorial Ship Hakkoda-Maru

This place just right behind the A-Factory, just within a few minutes of walk. Not just about the memorial ship, you can enjoy the seaside and the scenery view here. However, please note that the sky turn fully dark at 5pm, Japan time.

Tsugaruji


1 Chome-1-1 Yanakawa, Aomori, 038-0012, Japan
+81 17-721-0376


Here is the place that we enjoy our dinner at one of the day. It is warm food especially when the weather turn very cold at night during autumn time.

Ramen
Ramen
Ramen
Ramen

Finally here is our sketchnote when we are travelling in Aomori.

Sketchnote in Aomori Japan
Sketchnote in Aomori Japan

Hope this articles is meaningful and useful for you. Let us know if you have any thoughts want to share with us.

To visit other place in Aomori Japan

1. Owani city

2. Hirosaki city

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