Regional Information Aomori

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1-1-1 Nagashima, Aomori-city, Aomori Prefecture 030-8570
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The information below is as of November 2017.

Aomori is at the center of the increasing concentration of semiconductor-related industries and automotive-related industries taking place in the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions. The prefecture maintains expressways, railways, sea transport and other transport facilities making it possible to expand into the surrounding Tohoku and Hokkaido regions.


Currently the Tohoku Jukan Expressway runs between Aomori City and Hachinohe City, and in addition, an effective network of roads ties the entire prefecture together.


All major cities in Japan can be reached from the Aomori and Misawa Airports. Also, Aomori Airport is the first locally administered airport to maintain a category III instrument landing system, which drastically reduces the danger posed by dense fog and offers other features which greatly increase the safety and reliability of the airport.


The Port of Mutsu Ogawara, the Port of Aomori, and the Port of Hachinohe are specially-designated ports that run domestic feeder routes connecting with the Port of Yokohama as well as domestic RORO trade routes connecting with the major cities in Japan. In addition, these ports maintain regular container routes connecting with North America, Korea and China.


In 2010 the Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train) will reach Aomori City, the seat of the prefectural government. Tokyo Station can be reached from Shin-Aomori Station in as little as two hours and fifty-nine minutes by the fastest train, enabling a round trip from the main cities in Aomori to the Tokyo metropolitan area within a day.