Introduction of Aomori

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Aomori prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and faces Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, the Pacific ocean in the east and the Sea of Japan in the west. Surrounded by three seas therefore, it is blessed with plentiful seafood.  Mountain products are also enjoyed due to the many mountains in the prefecture. The ‘Shirakami-Sanchi’ Shirakimi mountain range, which runs along the Akita-Aomori prefectural border, was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1993.

Beijing (China), New York (USA), Madrid (Spain) and Istanbul (Turkey) are located almost in the same latitude.

 

 

aomori map

Area 9644.21km 2
 

Number of Cities:10

Number of Towns:22

Number of Villages:8

Prefectural: Flower Apple Blossom
Prefectural:Tree Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)
Prefectural:Fish Flatfish
Prefectural:Bird Bewick’s Swan

 

 

Had the highest production in Japan of:
Apples 493,200 tons (2008年)
Garlic 13,900 tons (2007年)
Burdock 42,000tons (2007年)
Japanese yam 72,400tons (2007年)
Red squid 13,400 tons (2008年)

 

Natural Beech Forest 12,627 ha (Shirakami-Sanchi) Oldest cherry tree in Japan Planted in 1882 in Hirosaki park
world’s longest underwater tunnel

Seikan Tunnel (Length 53.85 km)

Oldest apple tree in Japan Planted in 1878 in Tsugaru city


Major Mountains

Height

Major Rivers

Length

Major Lakes& Swamps

Area
Mt.Iwaki
1625m

Mabuchi

142.4km
Ogawarako
62.16km2
Mt.Odate
1584m
Iwaki
101.6km
Towadako
61.02km2
Mt.Takada Odake
1552m
Araida
78.1km
Jusanko
18.06km2
Mt.Kusigamine
1516m
Oirase
70.7km
Takahoko Swamp
5.65km2
Mt.Mukaishirakamikake
1250m
Takase
63.7km
Obuchi Swamp
3.58km2