Aomori city: Sannai-Maruyama site, ASPAM, Utou Shrine

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I traveled to Hirosaki City and Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture for four days and three nights. In this article, I will write about Aomori bay area.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Cherry Blossoms at Hirosaki Park during daytime (Related article)
* Cherry Blossoms at Hirosaki Park during nighttime (Related article)
* Sightseeing spots in Hirosaki 1 (Neputa Mura etc.) (Related article)
* Sightseeing spots in Hirosaki 2 (Former Hirosaki City Library etc.) (Related article)
* Aomori bay area (Nebuta House Wa Rasse etc.) (Related article)
* Aomori other areas (Sannai-Maruyama site etc.) (This article)

[Travel Dates]
2015.04.28 – 30

[Main Part]

Following my previous article, I continued to travel in Aomori city.

Utou Shrine

Utou Shrine was built in 807. When I visited the shrine, I just happened to see a couple have a wedding ceremony there.Utou Shrine photo1

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Sannai-Maruyama site

The Sannai-Maruyama Site is one of the Japan’s largest historical sites consisting of remains of human settlement from approximately 5500 to 4000 years ago. The site features several pit-houses and stilt-houses unearthed since archeological excavation began in 1992.Sannai-Maruyama site photo1

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Aomori Tourist Information Center, ASPAM

The ASPAM is a triangle-shaped building after the image of the letter “A” from “Aomori”. It is the central facility for local information about Aomori and has a wide selection of shops and entertainment. Also, I had my last supper in Aomori there.Aomori Tourist Information Center, ASPAM photo1

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Aomori Michinoku cuisine photo1

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Then, I moved to Aomori airport and returned to Tokyo.


Now I finished all of my travel article to Aomori prefecture. This time, I only visited Hirosaki city and Aomori city due to time constraint, but there are a lot of attractive areas in Aomori prefecture. So, if I have any chance, I would like to visit Aomori again (- if you are interested in traveling to Aomori, the following link may be useful).

[Related Link]
aptinet (Aomori Sightseeing Guide in English)

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