Aomori Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide

Aomori, Japan
Aomori Full Day Private Trip with Nationally Licensed Guide

From $144.48

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the sights, culture, and history of Aomori on this comprehensive private tour of the city. Your itinerary can be customized to suit your personal interests but must-see spots include the Wa Rasse arts and cultural center, which is dedicated to Aomori's famous Nebuta Festival and the Sannai-Maruyama archaeological site, which reveals the reconstructed foundations of an ancient Jomon-era settlement.
  • In-depth tour of Aomori: Discover more than you could alone
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party: A personalized experience
  • Flexibility to adjust the itinerary to your preferences
  • Learn about Aomori's rich history, culture, and art from your guide

What's Included

  • Licensed Local Guide
  • Customizable Tour of your choice of 3-4 sites from 'What to expect' list
  • Other personal expenses
  • Entrance fee (for yourself)
  • Transportation fee (for yourself)
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

This private tour is a walking day tour. A private vehicle is not included. Public transportation or local taxis maybe used to transfer between sites. Exact transportation costs can be discussed with the guide after a reservation is finalized. Please have Japanese Yen on hand for your transportation costs. If you wish to arrange for a private vehicle, please contact us directly. All Private vehicles must be booked 2 days in advance. Maximum number of passengers: 7.

What To Expect

Aomori Prefecture Tourist Centerl ASPAM (Pass By)

Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Aomori Prefectural Kyodokan

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Aomori Contemporary Art Center

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Aomori Museum of Art

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Sannai-Maruyama Site

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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9 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Refund request for the horrible Aomori experience by guide Rocky
Kollin_T, Aug 2023
Our guide met us outside our cruise ship (Princess Diamond). Our ship arrived a little late and we met Rocky at 10:20pm, only 20 minutes after the the planned meeting time of 10am. He handed us the planned itinerary and right away asked us which activity we should remove from the plan because we are "late"? Here are the issues with Rocky: 1) There were 9 activities on the itinerary, and we have only done 2 (ASPAM and the last one, Seiryuji Temple), with much rushing. We hired a local guide so that we can maximize our time use to visit more places, but Rocky does not seem to know about the time needed for each activity and ended up needing to keep deleting items from the itinerary list. 2) We missed Nebuta Museum, Lunch at Fish Market, Walk in Downtown Aomori, Japan-Lacquer Ware shop, and Utoh Shrine. We took us to the Fish market but saw a long line, and then rushed us to go to a bad restaruant while rushing us to finish our noodle in 8 minutes. 3) We asked about the meaning of the Nebuta Festival, and he gave us some ridiculous explanations of waking sleepiness. A quick search on the internet can tell us a completely different meaning of the Aomori Nebuta Festival. As a tour guide locally, it is disappointing he does not even know the background and history of the Festival, he should not be a guide at all. He also gave us false information about the Festival parade and told us that there will be no parade on the day we were visiting. We returned to the cruise ship and have people showing us pictures of the floats on the street - we completely missed that because of his lies. 4) Good thing our family was not physically disabled, Rocky would walk at least 50 feet ahead of us without stopping or looking back in the crowded streets and in the super hot weather. He does not seem to have the right character traits to be a tour guide. 5) We went up to ASPAM frist thing, which he kept telling us would be free, but then ASPAM ended up charging us. He is definitely not updated with the local travel scenes. He then rushed us through lunch, missing how long the wait would be at the fish market, missing Nebuta Museum and Walk in downtown Aomori completely. We skipped Utoh Shrine and Japan-Lacqueir ware, and he rushed us onto the bus to the very last activity to Seiryuji Temple. 6) At Seiryuji Temple, he told me the wrong box to pick our fortune-telling notes, and when our family wanted some refreshment from the tea house at the temple, he again rushed us and said the bus was coming in 5 minutes. We had to leave much of the refreshments at the tea house to follow him, only to find out we had 13 more minutes. 6) Rocky is not qualified to be a guide when he lied about Aomori's Nebuta Festival's history, had no clue what was going on in Aomori, leading us to miss the many things planned on the itinerary. He should have predicted what/where was crowded and planned the itinerary accordingly. We are officially requesting a refund for this horrible experience.
Have Amore for Aomori
Amana_L, Aug 2023
I cannot fully express how wonderful my tour experience in Aomori was and that is due in large part to my wonderful guide Kaz. Kaz was in touch with me via Whatsapp ahead of time so that we were able to easily customize the itinerary according to time, interest, and my spur of the moment requests. He had a wealth of information about the various points of interest, and being a teacher, he was deftly able to convey that information (both in verbal and pictorial form). For the second half of the day, my mother-in-law (who has mobility issues), and he deftly navigated assisting me to get accessible/disables seat (front row!) tickets to the breathtakingly wonderful Nebuta Matsuri Festival. I recommend this tour and Kaz without reservations. Kax is an excellent guide.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you very much for your fantastic review. Nothing is more pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your time in Aomori . I remember that we were very luck to listen to the LIVE koto music at the temple, and spent some relaxing time there. Nebuta float houses visiting with our own Nebuta guide. Let's meet up again and let me show you around different parts of 'hidden' Aomori. Best regards, Kaz
Hirosaki Castle tour
JayBastian, May 2023
Excellent trip to Hirosaki Castle and town Attractions and great English speaking guide! Would highly recommend
Response from Host, Jun 2023
I would like to say thankfulness for your wonderful message to me about my guiding you in Hirosaki castle, zen tenmple and 5-storied pagoda. I am sure that you did enjoy the voyage in Alaska and returned to your hometown. I am looking forward to seeing and guiding you again in the Nebuta fesitival or so in Aomori. Sincerely's yours, Tomohiko Kudo
Great tour of Aomori with KAZ
Todd_S, Apr 2023
We had a wonderful visit with Kazumi (KAZ) on this very customizable tour. We saw the impressive floats at the Warasse museum, the pagoda and sitting Buddha at Seirū-ji Temple, tried some local apples, had a wonderful lunch and finally visited the Fujita Memorial Gardens in Hirosaki.
A great tour guide
Lawrence_K, Mar 2023
We enjoyed our tour with Tomohiko San. He had lived in the area forever and his full time job was with the city government marketing the city. He showed us all the major sights and explained them all. He was a little hesitant first as he just started being a tour guide. In fact I think my spouse and I were his first “customers.” That said I would not hesitate to use again if I ever returned to Amori. He has an engaging personality. I would place his English proficiency at a solid B. A
Response from Host, Apr 2023
I would like to express thankfulness for your comment on my guide in Aomori city. I am sure that you did enjoy Japan! I will send you some pictures of your visiting to Aomori later. I am looking forward to seeing and guiding you in Aomori again in April for the cherry blossom season, and in August for the Nebuta festival on 2nd -7th August. Please take care of yourself after the long journey to Japan.

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