Nebuta Festival

Updated

Aomori Spectacular Nebuta

Aomori Spectacular Nebuta

The city of Aomori is located at the base of the Tsugaru-hanto Peninsula, and is the political, economic, and cultural center of the Aomori prefecture. This port town used to be the main departure point to Hokkaido via ferry; and, although it remains the main port for car ferries, the opening of the Seikan Undersea Railway Tunnel and the advent of cheap flights have reduced ridership and many travelers now bypass the city altogether.

Nebuta Warrior Dolls

Nebuta Warrior Dolls

Today, the city’s bay area is full of modern facilities, including popular spots such as the Asupamu (prefectural tourism and souvenir hall), the Hakkoda-maru (the memorial ship that commemorates the days of the Seikan Ferryboat), and the Aomori Bay Bridge (which is beautiful when lit up at night). The city centre is home to craft shops, department stores and trendy clothing stores on the side streets. It is also home to an old fashioned market with an array of stalls selling a variety of fish and mountains of Aomori Prefecture’s most famous product: delicious oversized apples. Today Aomori is best known for its spectacular Nebuta Matsuri summer festival. The festival attracts lots of people from other places as well as from inside Aomori. Although it is only held over a few days in August, the gigantic bamboo framed lanterns of various forms are displayed in an exhibition all year round. Nebuta warrior dolls are on display at the Nebuta-no-sato Museum in the southern suburbs of the city. They enable you to enjoy the mood of the festival throughout the year.

Aomori Nebuta Festival | Related Pages

Aomori Prefecture

Aomori Prefecture

Best known for Nebuta Matsuri and Apples

Akita Kanto Festival

Akita Kanto Festival

Pole lantern festival in Akita, held every August 3-6

Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival

One of the four greatest festivals in Tohoku, held every summer in Sendai

Japanese Festivals

Japanese Festivals

Japan's Traditional Festivals - Takayama Festival, Gion Festival

Aomori Nebuta Festival | Movie

Need Assistance? Call: USA/Canada 1-800-285-2726 Australia (02) 8006 4411 Contact Us Brochure
Convert multiple currencies