A historic old port town with a modern feel. The excitement of the Nebuta-matsuri Festival can be felt throughout the year. The city of Aomori is located at the base of the Tsugaru-hanto Peninsula, and is the political, economic, and cultural center of the prefecture of which it is the capital. Aomori has a history as a port town, but is continuing to develop as a modern city.The Nebuta-matsuri Festival in summer features huge lanterns, and is one of the biggest festivals in the Tohoku region. The festival attracts lots of people, from inside Aomori and from other places. Nebuta warrior figures are on display at the Nebuta-no-sato Museum in the southern suburbs of the city and at Wa Rasse near JR Aomori Station. These figures have lights inside, and are made by sticking paper on wood and wire frame. They enable you to enjoy the mood of the festival throughout the year.
Courtesy of the Japan Tourism Agency, Koubeya Gohukuten,K.K. and Nebuta House Wa Rasse