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Aomori Prefecture

This port town used to be the main departure point to Hokkaido via ferry, but is now best known for the Nebuta Matsuri Summer Festival. Aomori Shōwa Daibutsu, also known as the Big Buddha in Aomori, is the tallest seated Buddha in Japan and it is located at Seiryuu-ji Temple. A Castle in Hirosaki is also known for its gardens’ Cherry Blossoms.