Roadside Station Namioka Apple Hill
The most popular roadside station surrounded by apple orchards.
This is the only roadside station in Japan with a sightseeing apple orchard. You can enjoy the apple blossom festival in spring and apple picking in autumn. There are also many souvenirs and sweets made from apples. At the restaurant, the menus take full advantage of the local products.
Tsuru-no-Mai Bridge passes over the Tsugaru Fujimi Lake with a reflection of Mt. Iwaki. The bridge, with total length of the bridge is 300 meters, is the Japan’s longest triple arch wooden bridge. It was built using more than 700 Aomori Hiba, especially those of over 150-year old, for bridge girder by Japan’s architectural technique from old days.
The bridge view looks like as if crane is flying with background of Mt Iwaki. Also it is said that visitors who walks across the bridge will have a long life.
Tachineputa no Yakata (Tachineputa Museum)
Goshogawara Tachineputa Festival is one of the four largest summer festivals held between August 4th and 8th. At the Tachineputa no Yakata, three real tachineputa are exhibited. The three neputa begin their parade from the museum.
The exhibition hall is an atrium with an incline around the 23-meter (75 feet) tachineputa so visitors can see it from top to down. Footage from the festival is shown at the exhibition hall. Additionally, visitors can see the making of the tachineputa at the production studio.
The gallery of the museum holds paintings from artists with connection to Aomori. The museum also has a souvenir shop, a restaurant, an observation lounge, and an experiencing room where visitors can make kingyo neputa (goldfish neputa).
Experiencing the Making of Tachineputa
At the Tachineputa production studio, visitors can experience making the tachineputa, including pasting the paper and coloring. Applications can be made on the day of the visit.
*Available for a limited time (Mid-April to Mid-June)
*Advance reservation required for groups larger than 10 people.
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- Opening Times
[Tachineputa Exhibition Hall/Art Gallery]
(April~September) 9:00~19:00, (October~March) 9:00~17:00
August 4th ~ 8th 9:00~17:00, August 13th 9:00~19:00, December 31st 9:00~15:00
- January 1st (May be open. Contact us for details)
Takayama Inari Shrine
The splendid Torii corridor is something you must never miss!
Superbly refreshing! A panoramic 360-degree view!
Cape Tappi is the northern most point of the Tsugaru peninsula. The name, Tappi, which literally means “as dragon flies”, was named after the strong winds that blow in the area, just as if a dragon flew. Near the lighthouse, there are stone monuments for various prominent figures with connection to Tsugaru such as Osamu Dazai and Shoin Yoshida.
A Highway for Pedestrians? The Highway Route 339
The section of Highway Route 339 that runs through Cape Tappi is actually a stairway of 362 steps, from the coastal line to the lighthouse. It is the only stair highway route with a total of 388.2 m (1273 feet) in Japan.
The stairway is openly exposed to the strong winds from the Tsugaru Channel, and it has become a popular tourist spot.
Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan
Tappi-kan was remodeled from the Okuya Inn, which hosted famous figures such as Osamu Dazai and Shiko Munekata. In addition to artifacts of Dazai and Shiko, there are also photographs and paintings of Cape Tappi exhibited at the center.
|Address||59-12 Minmayatatsuhama, Sotogahama-machi, Higashitsugaru, Aomori 030-1711|
|Hours of Operation||9:00~16:00(Final Admission 15:30)|
|URL||Cape Tappi Tourist Information Center Tappi-kan Blog (Japanese)|
Seikan Tunnel Memorial Hall
Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opened for service in March 1988, 42 years after it was first conceived. The Memorial Hall presents the history of its construction through a 3D model, visual images and panels. There is an exhibition zone where visitors can experience a 45 minute course to learn how this tunnel, measuring a total of 53.85 km and submerged 240 meters underwater, was constructed. The cable car that takes visitors to this underwater tunnel 140 meters under water in just 9 minutes is the shortest private railway in the world, the Seikan Tunnel Tappi Shako-Line.