|Currency||Japanese Yen (¥)|
|Language||Japanese(No official language)|
|Electricity||100V/50 or 60Hz (U.S. plug, commonly 2-prong without ground)|
|Time Zone||UTC +9(No DST)|
- Aomori - the capital
- Hachinohe - scenic coastal areas
- Hirosaki - the "Kyoto of the North", former capital of the Tsugaru clan
- Itayanagi - home of the International Chapel, and a church service in English
- Misawa - a beautiful city by the sea
- Mutsu - the administrative hub of the Shimokita Peninsula
Aomori is divided into three main regions, each with their own dialect.
- Lake Towada - beautiful caldera lake
- Oirase Valley - famed for its scenic beauty
- Showa Daibutsu - huge statue of Buddha in Aomori in a beautiful temple complex
- Shimokita Peninsula - the axe-shaped northeastern wedge, featuring the dread mountain of Mt. Osore and the hot springs of Yagen Valley
- Tsugaru Peninsula - haunt and hometown of writer Osamu Dazai
- Shingo - small town featuring the final resting place of Christ as well as Aomori's pyramids
- Shirakami-Sanchi - World Heritage Site for its undisturbed beech forests, famous for the Anmon-no-Taki Waterfall
Aomori is the northernmost terminus of the Shinkansen (bullet train). Local and express trains also run throughout the prefecture.
JR and various local carriers offer numerous buses to, from, and throughout the prefecture.
123bus  is another company which provides daily night time bus services between Tokyo and Aomori. 123bus has online booking service in English.
There are several famous festivals in Aomori: Nebuta Festiva, Goshogawara Tachineputa Festival and the Hachinobe Sansha Taisai Festival.
You can also check out 8 different ski resorts in the prefecture: Hakkoda Ski Resort, Aomori Spring Ski Resort, Moya Hills, Makado Onsen Ski Area, Towada Onsen Ski Area, Mutsu Kamfuse Mountain Ski Area, Iwaki Mountain Kyakuzawa Ski Area and Owani Onsen Ski Area.
Aomori is also home to many Jomon Archaeological Sites.
Aomori also has the largest morning market in Japan which you can view here.
Besides the obvious seafood (especially scallops), Aomori is famous for its apples.