A married couple living in a big city is looking around the city of Tsugaru. However, they are coldly treated by every local they run into. Although this may sound really disapp投稿一覧ointing, please watch the whole film to find out the reason for their cold attitude. You will surely realize how heartwarming these people actually are.
Tsugaru City is located in the northwestern area of Aomori Prefecture, facing the Sea of Japan in its West. At its South, you can find Mount Iwaki and the mountains of Shirakami-Sanchi. In the heart of the city, paddy rice fields spread throughout the vast Tsugaru Plain, which is one of the city’s main industries. The coolness during summer is suitable for rice cultivation, but during winter, it is quite cold and snowy. Archeological sites registered as a World Heritage candidate and its unique natural landscapes are Tsugaru City’s main sightseeing spots.
Access information to Tsugaru City
It is a 1.25 hour flight from Haneda Airport to Aomori Airport. From the airport to the city’s center is a 45 minute car ride.
Take a 3 hour 20 minute ride from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori Station by bullet train. Ride the JR ?u Main Line Local train to Kawabe Station for 30 minutes and transfer to Gon? Line’s Local train. It is a 40 minute ride from Kawabe to Kizukuri Station.
Must-Go Spots in Tsugaru City!
This is a settlement site from the Final Jomon Period around 1,000 to 300 years B.C. Traces of architecture, graves, items and artifacts have been discovered, providing a clear insight into that time’s lifestyle. Among the unearthed treasures, the left- leg-missing clay figurines are very well known. These are called “Shak?kidog?” and are said to be the origin of the clay figures in Japan. These are one of the representative artifacts of the Jomon Period. In 2018, the Japanese Government registered Kamegaoka Site as part of the Jomon Archeological Sites in Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku, aiming for inscription of the World Heritage List.
Takayama Inari Shrine
This shrine is known to be efficacious for prayers dealing with bountiful harvests, business prosperity and maritime safety. Normally, the main purpose of visiting a Shinto shrine is to pray at the front shrine. However, here in Takayama Inari, its highlight lays beyond its prayers. The red torii gateways that lead to the shrine are placed in a row throughout the beautiful Japanese gardens, looking just like a living dragon. This view is like experiencing a whole new world.
Must-Buy Souvenirs in Tsugaru City!
Aomori is already known as an apple-growing prefecture, but in Tsugaru City, “The Oldest Apple Tree in Japan” planted in the Meiji Era still can be found. Although this tree is more than a 100 years old, it has been carefully looked after that it still bears lots of apples. Delicious apples from the city can be purchased in direct sales stores and at Michi-no-Eki Morita (Roadside Station Morita).
Influenced by its harsh nature, the history, culture and heartwarming locals are definitely essential factors that form such an attractive city as Tsugaru.
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