Aomori is the northernmost major port on Honshu, located on the interior coast of Mutsu Bay. Its geographic coordinates are 140:45E, 40:40N.
Because of its location—surrounded by the Tsugaru Peninsula to the west, the Shimokita Peninsula to the northeast, and the Natsudomari Peninsula directly to the east—Aomori Port boasts an exceptional degree of natural tranquility among Japan’s northern ports; its wave heights average less than 0.5 meters over 90% of the year.
In addition, Aomori Port is adjacent to central Aomori city, the prefectural capital and an important transportation hub connecting northern Honshu with Hokkaido. Aomori city provides direct service to Seoul from Aomori airport; access to the Tokyo metropolitan area via the Tōhoku expressway, Tōhoku Shinkansen bullet train, and local train lines; direct access to the prefectural border with Iwate prefecture via Aoi Mori Rail; and access to Hokkaido via the nearby ferry wharf.
Aomori Port’s annual amount of precipitation is around 1,400mm. It has a cool climate year round and enjoys clear transitions between the four seasons. Nature’s beauty can be fully relished in all seasons.
Distance between Aomori Port and Other Cities(in Nautical Miles)
Distance and Travel Time from Tokyo to Aomori
Distance: Approximately 700 km (435 miles)
|Plane||Haneda Airport—Aomori Airport: 1 hour, 20 minutes|
|Rail||Tokyo Station—Shin-Aomori Station: 2 hours, 59 minutes (at earliest)|
|Expressway||Urawa Interchange—Aomori Chūo Interchange:
Approximately 8 hours, 30 minutes (at 80 km/h)
The port is a product not only of its history of the Seikan steamship service to Hokkaido since the Meiji Era, but it is also the result of harboring the fishing fleets for deep-sea fisheries. It offers various a wealth of berthing facilities and a staff both experienced and well-versed in port procedures, especially in those of Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ). The Port of Aomori staff actively supports commodity distribution and tourism.
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