Aomori is the capital of Aomori Prefecture, situated in the northern Tohoku region of northern Japan. In September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 288,030 inhabitants. The total area of the city is 824.61 km2 (318.38 ml2).
Aomori city and its surrounding area are famous for the heaviest snowfall among all Japanese cities, and, actually, among the world's heaviest. In summer, the cool wind Yamase blows often from the east, which often results in abnormally cool weather resulting in poor harvests. Thick fogs from Oyashio Current are observed in the summer in mountainous areas. Due to the fog, flights to Aomori Airport are frequently cancelled.
Seikan Ferry operates ferry service to Hakodate. It takes about 4 hours to go by ferry from Port of Aomori to Hakodate. Initially, the ferry was run by Ministry of Railroads but later it was taken over by Japanese National Railways. During 1908-1988 the ferry served as the major transport between Honshu Island and the northern Hokkaido Island. The Seikan Tunnel which opened up in March 1988, travels under the Tsugaru Strait and quickly replaced the slow ferry as primary transportation between the islands.
Aomori Nebuta is a popular festival performed annually from August 2–7. It is one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan listed by the Ministry of the Environment in Japan. Besides this, the main attractions of Aomori include museums, mountains and ruins. The Hakkoda Mountains feature good locations for trekking with onsen (hot spas), like Sukayu Onsen.
Highlights: Mutsu Bay, national forests, Sannai-Maruyama Ruins
The Aomori cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Aomori, Japan.
If you lose the Aomori location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Aomori cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Aomori, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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2 August, 2017
7 August, 2017