Aomori Tourist Information Center, ASPAM
A bayside landmark packed with Aomori souvenirs
This waterfront facility has a distinctive triangular building modeled after the “A” in “Aomori” and is beautifully lit up at night.
Lured in by the mouthwatering aroma of freshly baked apple pie, you will find the first floor packed with delicious Aomori specialties ranging from local sake to sweets. Fresh apples are also sold in abundance when in season.
The second floor is the “Interactive Zone.” The 360-degree panoramic movie theater shows immersive 3D digital video of the Nebuta Festival. You can also watch a demonstration of Kogin-zashi embroidery, a traditional craft that showcases the fine skill and fortitude developed by women living in this harsh northern region.
There is an observatory on the thirteenth floor where you can enjoy a 360-degree view from a height of 51 meters of surroundings such as downtown Aomori, the port, and the Hakkoda Mountains. On clear days, you may even be able to see as far as Hokkaido.
◆ The name “ASPAM” is an abbreviation for “Aomori” “Sightseeing” “Products” “Mansion.”
- Tsugaru area
- Trip Category
- International Visitor-Friendly Facilities
- Telephone Number
- Opening Times
- 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (as of July 2022)
*Operating hours inside the building vary by shop and season, but many shops are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- December 31; some closures for inspection of onsite facilities
- Areas with admission fees: panoramic movie theater and observatory
◆ “A” Ticket (pass for panoramic movie theater and observatory)
Junior and senior high school students: ¥600
Elementary school students: ¥400
◆ “B” Ticket (admission to panoramic movie theater only)
Junior and senior high school students: ¥450
Elementary school students: ¥300
◆ “C” Ticket (admission to observatory only)
Junior and senior high school students: ¥300
Elementary school students: ¥200
*Group discount available
*Multi-site passes for nearby facilities also available
- ◆Approx. 8-minute walk from JR Aomori Station
◆Approx. 30 minutes by taxi from Aomori Airport
◆Approx. 15 minutes by car from Aomori-chuo Interchange on the Aomori Expressway
- Car Park
- (Japanese) Aomori Tourist Information Center ASPAMSee trip advisor
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tax Free
- Parking Lot
- Face Masks