A knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will show you the tourist attractions of Aomori city from/to Aomori station and neighbor hotels. You get to choose one tourist spot you want to travel among three in the Hakkoda area.
Designated days from 17 August, 2019- 29 September, 2019(Check days of operation below)
Kayano Chaya Tea House & Restaurant, Sannai Maruyama Ruins, Aomori Museum of Art & either one from Hakkoda Ropeway, Hotel Jogakura or Sukayu Onsen
Bus fare, guide service (Lunch and entrance fees to each facility are at your own expense)
A Japanese-speaking guide, GPS commentary system in English and Chinese.
Available from one month prior to your travel date
Hotel Aomori => Hotel JAL City Aomori => Hotel Sunroute Aomori
Kayano Chaya Tea House& Restaurant
Either one from Hakkoda Ropeway, Hotel Jogakura or Sukayu Onsen (Lunch and entrance fees are at your own expense)
Sannai Maruyama Ruins (Entrance fee at your own expense)
Aomori Museum of Art (Entrance fee at your own expense)
Kayano Chaya Tea House
Kayano Chaya is a tea house and restaurant located at the foot of Kayano Plateau, about 15 km southeast of Aomori city. It is said that you will live longer if you drink a cup of tea offered at this tea house. They also provide wide variety of soba buckwheat noodles, Oden(fishcake and vegetable stew), rice balls, soft served ice cream at the restaurant.
Sannai Maruyama Ruins
Sannai Maruyama Ruins is one of Japan’s largest historical sites consisting of the remains of large ancient settlement from approximately 5500 to 4000 years ago. The site was accidentally discovered in 1992 while the surveyor was investigating the land to build a new baseball stadium. The excavation found a number of earthenware and stoneware artifacts made of jade and lacquer. There is an exhibition room where displays those artifacts found in the excavations. Sannai Maruyama Ruins was designated as a National Special Historical Site of Japan in 2000.
A 10-minute trip in the gondolas promises a panoramic view changing with each season. In early summer, you can enjoy the array of seasonal wildflowers near the top ropeway station, as well as the fresh greenery. You can also look over not just the Hakkoda mountains, but Aomori city, Mutsu Bay, Tsuruga Peninsula, Shimokita Peninsula and Mount iwaki from the summit park station.
Sukayu is a mountainous hot spring that has been open for more than300 years. The most famous “Senjin Buro” is a large co-ed bath where many people can enter at the same time. The building itself has a distinctive atmosphere which was made entirely out of cypress, and continues to be passed down through the centuries. At Sukayu onsen there are four bathing places provided from different onsen sources.
At restaurants of Sukayu Onsen, soba buckwheat noodles and Oden, fishcake and vegetable stew with ginger Miso sauce are recommended for lunch.
Aomori Museum of Art
Visitors will be able to enjoy the works of unique and individualistic artists related to Aomori prefecture, including Shiko Munakata, Shuji Terayama, and Yoshitomo Nara, as well as an international artist, Marc Chagall (1887-1985).