Aomori

The trip from Tokyo took about 3 hours by Shinkansen. Nothing that I can complain about because it will be good for resting after a night flight.

A ride on the shinkansen will be incomplete without an ekiben. I hope to collect as many ekibento container souvenirs as I can for this trip. I guess they might be useful for food storage. Makes the kitchen interesting, plus plenty of good memories every day!

Located inside Tokyo station is a famous Ekibento ‘supermart’. Just between the stairs leading to platform 7 and 6.

Crab shaped food container

Train shape food container

Aomori is situated on the northern tip of Tohoku Area in Japan and end April is just right for catching Sakura blossom in the northern part of Japan.

Aomori is a quiet city and famous for apple and scallop!

Fantastic apple juice

1st stop for the day is the Nebuta Museum.

The main objective is to admire the gigantic lanterns. Their vibrant colours are treats for the eyes.

Next on the list is ASPAM. It provide tourist info and offers a great view of the bay. The building is triangular and represents the letter A. If you purchase a ticket, you get to enjoy a 3d movie (15min) and visit the viewing gallery.

3d movie offers a glimpse of the beauty of Aomori’s nature and also Aomori famous festivals.

View from ASPAM

Dinner on the 10th floor of Aspam offers a taste of local cuisine.

AOMORI sleeps early and the place for some shopping after dinner is A-factory.

A-factory is dedicated to showcasing the apple produce of Aomori.

Sunset at the bay area is beautiful

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