Aomori

Japan is getting apple pie-flavor KitKats with help from a 136-year-old sweets shop

A treat as Aomori-an as apple pie.

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Spike in empty houses calling the fire department in Akita City baffles authorities

The call is coming from inside the phone!

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New Tokyo vending machine has nothing but apple juice, but all different kinds from Japan’s north

A taste tour of Tohoku is waiting inside two Tokyo train stations.

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Totoro discovered in Japanese forest【Photos】

A hidden secret off the tourist trail is now attracting attention around the country.

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Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall【Photos】

It looks like a science fiction monster of the week, but it’s actually a salute the millennia-old past.

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Japanese Aomori fishermen now available in collectible card form, garnering unexpected popularity

Fancy collecting pictures of shirtless hunky fishermen wearing rubber waders?

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In search of Japan’s hidden double pay phones

And you’ll need to find them all for 100-percent completion of Japan.

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Do not adjust your monitor – The view from Japan’s Gono train line really is this beautiful【Pics】

Not a Shinkai or Miyazaki anime, nor a CG-created wonderland, this is one of Japan’s best train journeys.

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“They slipped 10,000-yen bills into rice balls” — Bizarre election corruption in Aomori revealed

It’s so bad that the region is now slang for “corrupt election.”

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Japanese news crew “faking” visuals for on-site report gets caught by local, laughed at online

Public broadcaster NHK chose a strange way to show the “waist-deep snow” of this hot spring town in northern Japan.
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Crazy cosplay team dresses up as Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train for an important reason【Videos】

Shrinking town wants its unique cosplayers to help put it on travelers’ maps.

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Japanese town’s beautiful rice paddy art salutes Osamu Tezuka anime characters, Audrey Hepburn

Photos show rural Aomori town’s continuing tradition of artistic agriculture with convenient access for travelers.

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Japanese man wins fight against bear that attacked him by punching it right in the face

Never bring a bear to an opposable thumb fight.

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Centuries-old book of ninja secrets discovered at public library in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture

Shinobi training manual covers ingredients to make sleeping potions and smoke bombs, as well as magic incantations.

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2018 Tohoku Kizuna Festival aims to unite the people of northern Japan

This “Festival of Tohoku Bonds” continues to pay homage to six of northern Japan’s most important annual festivals all at one time and one place.

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7 reasons why you should visit Aomori Prefecture

There’s much more to the main island’s northernmost prefecture than just delicious apples.

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Triumph lingerie company creates sake underwear using fabric made with Japanese rice wine

Finally! Wearable sake!

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Aomori mascot shows no fear in front of legendary X Japan drummer Yoshiki【Video】

Nyango Star must have apple-cat nerves of steel as he absolutely kills a performance of X Japan songs in front of a discerning audience.

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Japanese mascot from Aomori absolutely kills it on the drums

Have you ever seen a mascot play drums? I bet you’d never expect one to be this awesome at it.

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Beautiful blue apple jam is taking the Japanese internet’s breath away!

What’s blue and sweet and perfect with toast or yogurt? It’s blue apple jam from Aomori Prefecture!

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