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Feature: Where to Stay For the Aomori Nebuta Festival - Book Now!

Feature: Where to Stay For the Aomori Nebuta Festival - Book Now!

Date published: 31 March 2022

Aomori City is filled with enthusiasm during the Nebuta Festival, with a parade of colossal nebuta floats, music, and dancers. We'll introduce our recommended places to stay for the Nebuta Festival along the nebuta parade route in this feature.

Table of Contents
  1. What's the Nebuta Festival?
  2. Richmond Hotel Aomori (0 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)
  3. Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori (1 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)
  4. Hotel JAL City Aomori (1 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)
  5. Hotel Aomori (0 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)
  6. Super Hotel Aomori (0 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)
  7. Questions about Nebuta Festival hotels
  8. Activities to enjoy while staying for the Nebuta Festival

What's the Nebuta Festival?

The Nebuta Festival is one of Aomori's biggest events and was recognized as a national important intangible cultural property in 1980.

The Nebuta Festival is a grand event with a parade of giant doll-shaped lanterns called "nebuta" throughout the city, and dancers known as haneto, who chant "rassera, rassera (welcome, welcome)" as they jump and dance.

The festival takes place from August 2-7, and large nebuta parades can be seen daily throughout this period. On the final evening, the procession moves to the water, and you can enjoy a finale of fireworks alongside the floats in Aomori Port.

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*There is a possibility that the contents may be changed or canceled due to COVID-19.

Richmond Hotel Aomori (0 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)

Gaze out at the Nebuta Festival from an amazing view/window!
A 15-minute walk from JR Aomori Train Station, Richmond Hotel Aomori features rooms with VOD channels and free Wi-Fi. Guests can request relaxing massages for an extra cost and use the on-site coin launderette.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori (1 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)

Right on the Nebuta Festival route - a highly-rated hotel with a fitness gym
Set in Aomori, 5 km from Sannai-Maruyama site, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking and a fitness centre.

Hotel JAL City Aomori (1 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)

Very popular breakfast buffet using local ingredients
Located a 6-minute walk away from JR Aomori Train Station, Hotel Jal City Aomori offers stylish rooms. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property.

  • Hotel JAL City Aomori
    • Address Yasukata 2-4-12 , Aomori, Aomori, 030-0803
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    • Nearest Station Aomori Station (Ou Line / Tsugaru Line / Aoimori Tetsudo)
      14 minutes on foot

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Hotel Aomori (0 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)

One of Aomori's leading hotels - amazing view of the Nebuta Festival from the top-floor bar
Set a 6-minute drive from JR Aomori Station and Nebuta House Warasse, Hotel Aomori features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The hotel is 30 minutes by car from Sannai-Maruyama site.

  • Hotel Aomori
    • Address Tsutsumi-machi 1-1-23, Aomori, Aomori, 030-0812
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    • Nearest Station Aomori Station (Ou Line / Tsugaru Line / Aoimori Tetsudo)
      35 minutes on foot

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Super Hotel Aomori (0 minutes on foot from the Nebuta Festival route)

One of Japan's affordable hotel chains
Situated in Aomori, within 6 km of Sannai-Maruyama site and 21 km of Hakkoda Ski Area, Super Hotel Aomori features free WiFi throughout the property. This 2-star hotel offers luggage storage space.

  • Super Hotel Aomori
    • Address Hashimoto-Cho1Chome 3-14, Aomori, Aomori, 030-0823
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    • Nearest Station Aomori Station (Ou Line / Tsugaru Line / Aoimori Tetsudo)
      33 minutes on foot

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Questions about Nebuta Festival hotels

1. What should I pack for the festival?
Aomori is famous for its snow, but the Nebuta Festival takes place in midsummer in August. The average temperature is above 20℃, so short sleeves are fine, but it's best to bring a jacket for when staying overnight.

However, the Nebuta Festival will go ahead regardless of weather, and most routes don't have shelter, so we definitely recommend that you take a rain jacket.
2. Which are the best areas for seeing the Nebuta Festival?
Close-Up: We recommend heading to Shinmachi-dori Street to experience the power of the nebuta from up close. Hotel JAL City Aomori faces this street.

Take it all in: To get a good vantage of the entire festival, we recommend along the wider National Route 4. The performances of each group will be exhilarating in front of the city hall because it has the judges' seating and TV broadcasts. The Richmond Hotel Aomori is along the National Route 4.

Stroll around: There aren't many paid seats on Hakko-dori, where the Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori is located, or on Heiwa Koen-dori, where Hotel Aomori is located. We recommend this area for those who want to walk around casually and see everything.
3. When is the best day to stay during the festival period?
At the Nebuta Festival, the events and sequence differ depending on the day, such as Children Nebuta and Large Nebuta. If you can, we recommend staying for a few nights to fully enjoy the festival. In particular, you should definitely stay for the last day because there is also a fireworks display!

Activities to enjoy while staying for the Nebuta Festival

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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