Osorezan – 恐山

Osorezan is a sacred area located in the middle of Shimokita Peninsula, the northernmost zone of Aomori Prefecture. For centuries, considered the gate of the underworld due to its intense volcanic activity, it constitutes, together with the Hieizan and the Mount Kōya, one of the most sacred pilgrimage places in Japan. …

Juniko – 十二湖

In this post we talk you about Juniko, literally meaning “twelve lakes”, one of the main features of Shirakami-Sanchi National Park, located in the North-Western part of Honshu. The prefecture of Aomori, the northernmost region of Tōhoku, in the island of Honshū, boasts a boundless nature, made of woods, mountains …

Oirase – 奥入瀬

In the following article we’ll be heading to Aomori Prefecture, looking for breathing some pure air in Oirase. What’s special about Oirase? Oirase is a small river streaming from the banks of Lake Towada in Aomori Prefecture. This river follows the Oirase Valley by creating countless small waterfalls and painting-like beautiful …

Shiriyazaki – 尻屋崎

    This time let’s talk about Shiriyazaki, located in Shimokita peninsula, Aomori prefecture. By mentioning this place, mount Osore-zan (a sacred mountain considered by Japanese people the entrance to the afterlife ) comes to mind. Well, Shiriyazaki is in the eastern part of the peninsula. What’s special about Shiriyazaki?     Since the …