More about Aomori
Why go to Aomori?
Pro: Amazing summer festival floats and stunning cherry blossoms
Con: Not a lot to do in the city itself, which was destroyed during World War II
Bottom Line: If you time it right for the cherry blossoms or the summer festivals, it's spectacular
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Currency in Aomori is the Japanese yen. For up-to-date currency conversion figures, visit www.xe.com. The best way to get cash is to use an ATM at a convenience store. Look for a 7-Eleven, Lawson's or Family Mart. You'll find plenty of them in the city center, about 10 minutes from the port.
Japanese is Aomori's official language. Some younger people and those at tourist attractions will likely know some English, but there are fewer English speakers than in other major Japanese cities.