Featured article: At Oma, enjoy the best Maguro(tuna) in Japan! Recommended routes vol.3

【 CONTENTS 】Things to see and try: #A Take a break at Shimofuro onsen’s footbath.Things to see and try: #B Enjoy local culinary at the Higashidori-mura Iwaya district.Things to see and try: #C The oldest light house in the Tohoku region, with the Shiriyazaki lighthouse and Kandachime horses that can bear the harsh winters.Things to see and try: #D Osorezan/ Mt. Osore, one of three famous graveyards in Japan.Things to see and try #E Staying at the hotel in Mutsu city.Things to see and try: #F Enjoy Oma tuna that will melt in your mouth!Things to see and try: #A Take a break at Shimofuro onsen’s footbath. The footbath is […]

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【 CONTENTS 】

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shimoburo_ashiyu

Things to see and try: #A Take a break at Shimofuro onsen’s footbath.

The footbath is located on the hill at a mysterious site of the Oma Railway. You can view the entire Onsen area of Shimofuro and Tsugaru Channel.

Misokai-yaki
Misokai-yaki
Oominato Marine croquette
Oominato Marine croquette

Things to see and try: #B Enjoy local culinary at the Higashidori-mura Iwaya district.

Please try the “Oominato Marine croquette,” based on a former Marine’s recipe with “Misokai-yaki,” an egg covered seafood culinary delight.

Shiriyazaki lighthouse
Shiriyazaki lighthouse
Kandachime horses
Kandachime horses

Things to see and try: #C The oldest light house in the Tohoku region, with the Shiriyazaki lighthouse and Kandachime horses that can bear the harsh winters.

The Shiriyazaki lighthouse is the tallest and oldest brick lighthouse in Japan built using western style architecture. You can play with the pastured horses here.

Osorezan/ Mt. Osore
Osorezan/ Mt. Osore

Things to see and try: #D Osorezan/ Mt. Osore, one of three famous graveyards in Japan.

This might remind you of the hell, but after passing through the rocky, sulfurous area, you will encounter the beautiful and heavenly scenery of Lake Usori.

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北のまほろば

Things to see and try #E Staying at the hotel in Mutsu city.

You can view all of the beautiful scenery of Mutsu from the Mutsu Grand Hotel. It’s specialty is the hot spring, “Tonami-onsen, Bijin-no-yu,” which literally means “Beauty’s onsen.” The quality of spring water will relax and heal your fatigue as well as moisturizing your skin.

Oma tuna
Oma tuna

Things to see and try: #F Enjoy Oma tuna that will melt in your mouth!

Oma tuna is distributed throughout Japan and are raised in the Tsugaru Channel where the tide is heavy. The tuna meat is fatty (toro) and resembles expensive Japanese beef. The leaner (akami) part is also very tasty.


【Detailed Information】
●Shimofuro Onsen
 Address:Shimofuro Shimofuro Kazamaura-mura, Shimokita-gun, Aomori Prefecture

●Higashidori-mura Iwaya
 Address:Iwaya Higashidori, Shimokita District, Aomori Prefecture

●Shiriyazaki Lighthouse
 Address:Shiriya Higashidori, Shimokita District, Aomori Prefecture
 Operation:April to November, between 7:00 to 16:45 
 Fee:Free
 Access:10 min by Shikita-kotsu bus bound for Ohata from Shimokita station.
Change to the bus bound for Shiriyazaki (running between May and October), a 1hour ride.

●Osorezan/ Mt. Osore
 Period:1st May to 31st October (Every year)
Operation time:6:00~18:00
 Address:Usoriyama-3-2 Tanabu Mutsu-shi, Aomori Prefecture
 Access:30 min by car from JR Ominato station. 43 min by direct bus from Shimokita station.

●Mutsu Grand Hotel
 Fee: 6,000yen~(Per person)
 Address:Shimomichi-4 Tanabu Mutsu-shi, Aomori Prefecture

●Oma
 Address:Oma, Shimokita District, Aomori Prefecture

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I’m from Mie Prefecture, and a big fan of Yomiuri Giants, Japanese baseball team! I rarely stay at home every weekend, and love to go outside. I feel Japanese locals and the world will be connected soon! I’m trying to make a fun world!