- Must-Visit Attractions Accessible from Misawa Airport -
"Shimokita Peninsula" and "Hachinohe"; Gourmet and Nature
The "Shimokita Peninsula" at the northernmost tip of Honshu and "Hachinohe," a port city in southeastern Aomori, are treasure troves of delicious gourmet food and beautiful nature.
"Hotokegaura" (Sai village)
A scenic location where rock formations continue for about 2 km along the sea cliffs. You can take a sightseeing boat and enjoy the view from the sea.
"Mount Osore" (Mutsu City)
"Mt. Osore" is said to be a sacred ground connecting life and death. It is a mystical rocky place with strong smell of sulfur. Many people visit this place for the "Mt. Osore Grand Festival" that takes place in summer, to hear spiritual ladies called "Itako" who speak the language of the dead.
"Oma Tuna" (Oma)
"Oma" on Shimokita Peninsula is a tuna town. "Oma Tuna" is the largest type of tuna that weighs around 100 kg on an average. It is a high-class product also known as "Black Diamonds". In season from Autumn to Winter.
"Hasshoku Center" (Hachinohe City)
A market that sells fresh seafood. The shops where you can eat scallops, etc. that you have bought by grilling them on charcoal fire are very popular.
"Tanesashi Coast" trekking (Hachinohe City)
There is a promenade of about 5 km along the reef from where you can enjoy views of the sea and alpine plants at the same time.
*As of February 2019.
*All photographs are for illustrative purposes only.