Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center ASPAM4.0
This is a 76m-tall tourist information building in a shape of pyramid or "A", representing the first letter of Aomori. It has a multitude of souvenir shops and an observation platform at the top offers splendid views of the bay and the city. Throughout July, you can overlook the making of Nebuta floats in the nearby park. Musical performances using the Aomori's famed instrument 'Tsugaru Shamisen' are frequently held here.
Purposeelderly,experience,family,winter in Japan,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.New Chitose Airport (about 231.9km) Google Transit
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4.03 months ago
This place is a perfect spot to explore from. Little gift shops inside with helpful tourism office upstairs. It's a short walk to the Nebuta museum, the apple focused A-Factory (pick up a huge delicious apple for not a lot), plus a lot of artwork dotted around the boardwalk. And the rest of Aomori is easily accessible on foot.
There's motorcycle parking to the right (as you look at the building), it's a reserved area in front of the pay car park, it's free too.
Coin lockers for storing your gear are on the left hand side of the building (the entrance nearest the bus park) and are very reasonably priced.
3.02 months ago
Great location and views. Could be so much more... Why are no restaurants open between 3-5pm?
4.0a month ago
A very unique building in the shape of an "A" for Aomori, the city where it is located. Very nice views of the bay there if you visit one of the restaurants located higher in the building.
4.02 weeks ago
The observatory is on the 13th floor. Entrance fee is 400 yen for adults. Provides a 360 view of Aomori City. We went at night. We got a free drink - the hot matcha is yummy
4.03 weeks ago
The location has good high rise view of the harbour, but facility do feel sightly aged.
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This rectangle-shape building is a major landmark of Aomori city. Inside of the ASPAM building, there are many small souvenir shops lined up to charm visitors. You can buy vareity of local soul foods from famous apple juice to dried sca...
This rectangle-shape building is a major landmark of Aomori city. Inside of the ASPAM building, there are many small souvenir shops lined up to charm visitors. You can buy vareity of local soul foods from famous apple juice to dried scallops. Also,local musicians perfom Tsugaru Jamisen(Three-stringed instrumet like a banjo)sometimes. You will have a good time in ASPAM.Read moreClose