Tsugaru-hanto Area

Aomori, Tohoku

This beautiful lake, which was created by the northern sea, is home to magnificent, graceful swans.

The Tsugaru-hanto Peninsula is situated in the northwestern part of Aomori. The eastern side faces the Shimokita-hanto Peninsula across Mutsu Bay, the western side faces the Sea of Japan, and Hokkaido can be seen in the distance from the northern side of the Tsugaru-hanto Peninsula across the Tsugaru Strait. The Seikan Submarine Tunnel, the world's longest undersea tunnel, is the artery that links Honshu and Hokkaido.

Cape Tappi, the promontory at the tip of the Tsugaru-hanto Peninsula, is well-known for its severe gales, where the average force of the wind is 10 meters per second. The view from Cape Tappi is magnificent and picturesque, and on a very clear day, Hokkaido can be seen far across the Tsugaru Strait. Cape Tappi also becomes aflame with pink hydrangea flowers in early summer, another picturesque sight. There are many literary monuments, and the Seikan Submarine Tunnel Memorial Museum on the cape.

Let's not forget that Tsugaru offers many wonderful places to visit. If your favorite subject is history, why not visit the Kame-ga-oka Ruins or the very historic Gikei-ji Temple. Lake Jusan-ko is the home of swans, and the Horozuki-kaigan Coast welcomes you with the dignified beauty of the northern sea.


From Tokyo:
[Rail] 3h 20 min from Tokyo Station to Shin-Aomori Station by JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line. 6 min from Shin-Aomori to Aomori Station by JR Ou Line. 1h 40 min from Aomori to Minmaya Station by JR Tsugaru Line, and 45 min from Minmaya Station to Tappi by bus.

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