Aomori, Hirosaki, and Hachinohe are the three gateway cities to Aomori Prefecture.
If you want to quickly and easily get to Aomori Prefecture, then flying is the way to go -- the flight between Tokyo and Aomori Prefecture only takes 1 hour and 20 minutes, and there are two airports -- Misawa Airport for the Nanbu area and Aomori Airport for the Tsugaru area.
If you are coming via a Shinkansen train, the Tohoku Shinkansen runs directly from Tokyo Station to the Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori Stations. The Hokkaido Shinkansen connects Hakodate city and Aomori city in one hour.
- *Information listed on the map is as of January 2022, but is subject to change, so confirm the information in advance before departing.