Found at the foot of Aomori Prefecture's Mt. Iwaki, Iwakiyama Shrine is an ancient sanctum that few foreigners ever get the chance to explore.
Aomori is a prefecture that is great all year round but it truly comes alive during the months of autumn when the fall foliage starts to turn.
Seaside Hachinohe is the second largest city in Aomori Prefecture. It is home to both boozy alleyways as well as Japan's largest morning market.
Found on the northernmost tip of Aomori Prefecture, Mt. Osore (Osorezan) has been described to a earthly manifestation of the Buddhist afterlife.