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Aomori Prefecture
Japanese: 青森県
Map of Japan with Aomori highlighted
Capital Aomori (city)
Region Tōhoku
Island Honshū
Governor Shingo Mimura
Area (rank) 9,606.26 km² (8th)
 - % water 1.2%
Population  (2010-10-01)
 - Population 1,373,164 (28th)
 - Density 154 /km²
Districts 8
Municipalities 40
ISO 3166-2 JP-02
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Apple blossom (Malus domestica)
 - Tree Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)
 - Bird Bewick's Swan (Cygnus bewickii)
 - Fish Flounder
Symbol of Aomori Prefecture
Symbol of Aomori Prefecture
Emblem of Aomori Prefecture.svg

Aomori Prefecture (青森県 , Aomori-ken) is a prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan on the island of Honshu. The capital city is Aomori.


Until the Meiji Restoration, the lands of Aomori prefecture were part of Mutsu Province.


Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshū. The prefecture faces Hokkaidō across the Tsugaru Strait. It shares its southern border with Akita Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture.


There are ten cities in Aomori Prefecture:

  • Kuroishi
  • Misawa
  • Mutsu
  • Towada
  • Tsugaru

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 12% of the total land area of the prefecture, including

  • Towada-Hachimantai National Park

Shrines and Temples

Tsutsukowake jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.

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