No.1 food

Aomori is the top producer of many products in Japan.

No.1 food

The prefecture offers unique, locally sustained products.


Cherries (Outou)

Cherries (Outou)

The Kennan region of Aomori is a major producer of cherries, specifically in the towns of Nanbu, Hachinohe, and Gonohe. Production in Hirosaki and Aomori... more

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Octopus Dogu-Jiru

Octopus Dogu-Jiru

Octopus dogu-jiru, or octopus stew, has long been a favorite amongst fishermen. Since the head and legs of octopus are shipped out to customers, fishermen... more

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Garlic and Burdock Ajillo

Garlic and Burdock AjilloMar 22, 2024

Abundant “Fukuchi White” garlic, suited to the climate, is grown In Aomori Prefecture. The feature of this garlic is that it is large, firm, and snowy white. It is cultivated in a field covered with snow over winter, and because it grows in severe cold, it becomes less spicy and sweeter. In addition, the taste of burdock increases its deliciousness the synergy because of umami with other ingredients. Furthermore, the leftover oil after eating has the umami of the ingredients blended into the oil, so it can be enjoyed twice when used for pasta, fried rice, and so on! more

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Aomori is home to a rich natural environment producing fresh top-quality produce. In addition, Aomori has distinct food cultures that have developed and continue to evolve within its many local regions.