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Omazaki Cape


See the sun rising and setting in the sea at the northernmost point of the main island of Japan!

Omazaki Cape is at the northern end of Honshu, the largest island of the Japanese archipelago. Here you see a stone monument inscribed with words meaning "This is the northernmost point of Honshu" and a monument of a huge tuna, for which the place is known. An array of fishing boats in the port inspires imagination about fishermen who live in and with the sea.

The area is designated as Shimokita Peninsula National Park. Here you can see the sun rising from the Pacific and setting into the Sea of Japan. On fine days, you can clearly see downtown Hakodate (Hokkaido) on the other side of the strait; its night view is fantastic. Ferries are available to the other shore, which is about 18 km from the cape.

Taking advantage of Oma Tuna, which is well-known across the country, the area holds two major events. One of them, Oma Blue Marine Festival, is held on August 14 and is famous for the carving up and free distribution of a huge tuna weighing 100 kg. During the Super Tuna Festival in late-October, tuna is offered at prices lower than usual. How about participating in the popular visual and culinary events attracting tourists from across Japan to enjoy the town of Oma?


Address: Oma, Shimokita-gun Oma-machi, Aomori
Phone: 0175-37-2233 (Oma Town Tourist Association)
Directions: Take a Shimokita Kotsu Bus bound for Ohata from Shimokita Station on the JR Ominato Line (one hour and 20 minutes from Haneda Airport, Tokyo, to Misawa Airport, and one hour and 15 minutes from Misawa Airport) and ride for 10 minutes to Mutsu Bus Terminal, then take a Shimokita Kotsu Bus bound for Sai and ride for one hour and 35 minutes to Omazaki bus stop; from there Omazaki Cape is a short walk. (Car) 3 hours from Aomori Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway.

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