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Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM, Aomori

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Architectural Building Visitor Center
Get an introduction to the prefecture at Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM, a large shopping mall and cultural institution catering to tourists. Built in the shape of a giant ''A'' to represent the name of the prefecture and its capital, the building opened in 1986 and includes 15 floors of retail space, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Treat yourself to some local crafts and food products, including sweets made with the famously robust local apples. A series of large screens show videos of local sightseeing spots, giving you a good indication of where to head next on your adventure. Cap off your visit at the 360-degree observation deck, with extensive views of the mountains, bays, and capital. Arrange your visit to Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM and discover more family-friendly attractions in Aomori using our Aomori vacation route planner.
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  • It was rainy and cloudy morning, so really low visibility. Top of the building gave nothing. Also that morning there was no English speaking staff, so all we got was just a map. However, the tourist i...  more »
  • We took this visit as part of the pass (1200¥) to the Hakkoda-Maru ferry, ASPA observatory and Nebuta museum. This pass is so worth purchasing if you have a free afternoon in Aomori. We so enjoyed the...  more »
  • We have visited this "triangular-shaped" structure near the waterfront by early June this year. Many souvenir shops were there apart from the Observation Deck on 6th floor where entrance fee was neces...  more »