Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Aspam New Year's Events 2016

Aspam New Year's Events 2016
2016アスパムお正月イベント (Aspam Oshougatsu Event)
Aspam New Year's Oshougatsu Events 2016 flyer 青森観光物産館 アスパムお正月イベント 平成28年

Date: January 1-3, 2016
Time: 9:00-18:00
Location: Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center Aspam 1st, 2nd, 13th, and 14th floors
青森県観光物産館アスパム1階、2階、13階、14階 (map)
Admission: Free
  • Free Mochi Making (January 1, 11:00~ & 13:00~)
  • Free Shamisen Performances (January 1-3, 11:30~, 14:00~, 15:00~)
  • Japanese Kite Picture Painting (January 2-3, 10:00-15:00, 500yen)
  • "Hatsu Uri 初売り" (first sales of the year)
    • Fukubukuro 福袋
      ("Lucky Bags": mystery bags filled with goods with a guaranteed minimum value)
      • Aspam Butsusan アスパム物産
        January 1~, 9:00-18:00* (*until sold out)
        1000yen (2500yen value)
        2000yen (3500yen value)
        3000yen (4500yen value)
      • JF Aomori Gyoren (Fishing Cooperative) JF青森漁連
        January 1-3, 9:30-18:00* (*or until sold out)
        2000yen (limited quantities: 5/day)
        3000yen (limited quantities: 5/day)
      • Aomori Hokusaikan 青森北彩館
        January 1~, 9:00-18:00* (*until sold out)
        2000yen (5000yen value, 20 total, limit 1 per customer)
      • Nanbu Kohaku 南部琥珀
        January 1-11, 9:00-18:00
        Make your "lucky bag"! Pick things that you like and get a special discount. Examples:
        16,200yen value → 10,000yen
        49,680yen value → 30,000yen
        183,600yen value → 100,000yen
      • Sweets Factory pampam
        January 1~, 9:00-18:00* (*until sold out)
        1000yen Baked Goods Assortment
    • Special Promotions
      • Aomori Prefecture Jiba Select 青森県地場セレクト
        January 1-3, 9:00-18:00* (*first 50 customers only)
        Free Present with Purchase over 2000yen (1 per customer)
        Present Selections: 1 Kogin Sashi Embroidered Diary (large); 5 packs Cypress Oil; 2 Packs Drip Coffee; 1 Bottle Jinko-Chan Cider; 2 Bottles Ringokko
      • Lounge Century ラウンジ・センチュリー
        50yen Soft Drink Discount (Regular 160yen → 110yen)
      • Michinoku Ryouri Nishimura みちのく料理 西むら
        January 1-3, 11:00-21:30* (*closes 20:30 on January 1 & 3)
        Free glass or Densyu Sake or Apple Juice with order of course meal
      • Dining Cafe Hanaafu ダイニング カフェ はなぁふ
        Free oshiruko (sweet red bean soup) with meal purchase
      • Prize Drawing
        January 1-3, 9:00-18:00, 1st floor Information
        Chance to win vouchers for use at Aspam
        1 entry for every 2000yen worth of receipts 
Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center Aspam 青森県観光物産館アスパム
1-1-40 Yasukata (青森市安方1-1-40)
Aomori, Aomori Prefecture 030-0803

More Information:
Aomori Prefecture Tourist Center Aspam Website (Japanese): http://www.aomori-kanko.or.jp/web/event_detail.html?id=00005478

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Wakinosawa Morning Market 2016

Wakinosawa Morning Market 2016
特産品フェア「わきのさわ朝市」 (Tokusanhin Fair Wakinosawa Asa Ichi)

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Wakinosawa Fishery Cooperative Association Freight Handling Site
脇野沢村漁業協同組合荷捌所 (map)
Admission: Free
  • 10:00~ Prize drawing ticket distribution (first 200 people)
  • 10:30~ Wild boar stew sales (100yen/bowl, 100 servings only)
  • 10:30~ Free cod soup distribution
  • 10:30~ Fresh fish sales
  • 11:20~ Prize drawing
Wakinosawa Fishery Cooperative Association Freight Handling Site 
Wakinosawa Honson (青森県むつ市脇野沢本村地内)
Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture 039-5327

More Information:
Gururin Shimokita (Japanese): http://www.shimokita-kanko.com/?p=18652

Tsugaru Kokeshi Christmas Fair 2015

Tsugaru Kokeshi Christmas Fair 2015
Tsugaru Kokeshi Christmas Fair 2015 flyer Kuroishi City 黒石市 平成27年 津軽こけし館 クリスマスフェア チラシ

Date: December 5-25, 2015
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: Tsugaru Kokeshikan 1st Floor Event Hall (Kuroishi City)
津軽こけし館1階イベントホール (map)
Admission: Free

  • Christmas Kokeshi &Goods Market
  • December 19-20 & 23: Mascot character Kokeshikeko-chan appearances
  • December 20, 10:00-16:00 Eraser stamp shop and workshop

Tsugaru Kokeshikan 津軽こけし館
Tomiyama-72-1 Fukuro (黒石市袋富山72‐1)
Kuroishi, Aomori Prefecture 036-0412

More Information:
Tsugaru Kokeshikan Blog (Japanese): http://kokeshi01.exblog.jp/23907902/

Hirosaki Free Long Boot Rentals

Hirosaki Free Long Boot Rentals
長靴無料貸出 (Nagagutsu Muryou Kashidashi)

Free long boot rentals are available to help you better enjoy your Hirosaki winter sightseeing experience.
Hirosaki Free Long Boot Rentals flyer 長靴無料貸出 弘前市 平成27年度 チラシ
Date: December 8, 2015 - Late March, 2016

Hirosaki City Kankokan 弘前市立観光館
2-1 Shimoshiroganecho 弘前市下白銀町2-1(map)
Phone: 0172-37-5501
Rental Times: 9:00~17:00(Returns until 18:00)

Hirosaki City Tourism Information Center 弘前市観光案内所
 1-1 Omotemachi (JR Hirosaki Station, 1st Flr.) 弘前市表町1-1(JR弘前駅1F) (map)
Phone: 0172-26-3600
Rental Times: 8:45~17:00(Returns until 18:00)

Machinaka Information Center まちなか情報センター
 94-1 Dotemachi 弘前市土手町94-1 (map)
Phone: 0172-31-5160
Rental Times: 9:00~20:00(Returns until 21:00)

Boots Sizes Available: 20cm-27cm

  • Sizes and quantities are limited. 
  • Advance boot reservations are NOT possible; first come, first served.
  • Your shoes will be kept at the location while you are using the boots, so please make sure to return the boots before the location closes.
  • Non-slip rubber shoe grips are also available. Please ask staff at the various locations for more information.
  • You may still slip despite wearing long boots and/or non-slip shoe grips. Please exercise caution when walking in the snow.
More Information:
Hirosaki Tourism and Convention Bureau (Japanese): http://www.hirosaki-kanko.or.jp/web/edit.html?id=boots

X'mas in Gonohe Town 2015

X'mas in Gonohe Town 2015
五戸でスマスX'mas (Gonohe de Sumasu X'mas)

X'mas in Gonohe Town 2015 flyer 五戸でスマスX'mas クリスマス 平成27年

X'mas in Gonohe Town 2015 flyer 五戸でスマスX'mas クリスマス 平成27年

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Time: 12:00-16:00
Location: Gonohe Central Shopping Arcade (closed to traffic?)
五戸町中心商店街(歩行者天国実施) (map)
Admission: Free
  • 13:00 Bingo Janken Competition (in front of Michinoku Bank)
  • 13:30 Ceremony & Illumination Award Ceremony (in front of Michinoku Bank)
  • 14:30 Umakko Card Year End Prize Drawing (first 250 people, in front of Fukui Shoten)
  • 15:00-16:00 Gonohe Maschot Characters Booru-kun and Mirai-chan Limited Edition Totebag Present (with purchases at 3 or more participating shops during the event) (Michinoku Bank parking lot)
More Information:
Gonohe Town Tourism Association (Japanese): http://www.gonohe-kankou.jp/wp/blog/2015/11/27/「五戸でスマスxmas」イベント開催のお知らせ/

Friday, 11 December 2015

Andokan Christmas 2015

Andokan Christmas 2015
北の防人大湊 安渡館 クリスマス2015

Mutsu Andokan Christmas 2015 flyer むつ 平成27年 北の防人大湊 安渡館 クリスマス

Date: November 27-December 25, 2015
Time: 10:00-20:00
Location: Andokan, Mutsu City 北の防人大湊 安渡館 (map)
Admission: Free
  • 4m-Tall Christmas Tree Display
  • Free Hokkairo Disposable Hand Warmer for Answering Survey (December 10-25)
  • Muchuran Mascot Cake Delivery Prize Drawing
Cake Delivery Prize Drawing Details:
Mutsu Mascot Muchran むつ市 マスコット ムチュラン

  • Mutsu mascot character Muchran will deliver cakes to 5 lucky winners on Christmas Day.
  • Get one entry ticket for every 1000yen spent at the Andokan Cafeteria "憩-ikoi- 
Entry Period: November 27-December 22, 2015
Drawing Date: December 23, 2015 (winners will be notified by phone)
Delivery Date: December 25, 2015, 12:00-19:00

Andokan 北の防人大湊 安渡館
3-1 Sakuragichō (むつ市桜木町3番1号)
Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture 035-0094

More Information:
Mutsu City Tourism Association Blog (Japanese): http://blog.livedoor.jp/mutsu_kanko/archives/51819423.html

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Junior Orchestra Towada Performance

Junior Orchestra Towada Performance
ジュニアオーケストラ十和田 第13回 定期演奏会 
(Junior Orchestra Towada Teiki Ensoukai)
Junior Orchestra Towada Performance 2015 poster ジュニアオーケストラ十和田 第13回 定期演奏会 平成27年

Date: December 23, 2015
Time: 14:00~ (doors open 13:30)
Location: Towada Shimin Bunka Center, Dai Hall 十和田市民文化センター大ホール (map)
Admission: Free
Conductor: Mamoru Fukuda
Events/Attractions: String Instrument Experience Corner
Performance Pieces:
  • Belle of the Balle (Leroy Anderson)
  • The Thieving Magpie (Gioachino Rossini)
  • Disney's Frozen
  • Minuet from L'Arlésienne (Georges Bizet)
  • Etc.

Towada Shimin Bunka Center 十和田市民文化センター
2-1 Nishi Sanbancho (十和田市西三番町2-1)
Towada City, Aomori 034-0083

More Information:
The Official Portal of the City of Towada (Japanese): http://www.city.towada.lg.jp/docs/2015113000067/

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Towada Snow Viewing Rally 2016

Towada Snow Viewing Rally 2016
とわだ雪見ラリー (Towada Yukimi Rally)

[Jan. 29, 2016 UPDATE: Tickets are SOLD OUT]

Towada Snow Viewing Yukimi Rally 2016 poster 平成28年 とわだ雪見ラリー ポスター

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time: Reception: 17:00; Start: 18:00; Finish/Raffle Drawing: 20:00
Fee: Advance Ticket: 2500yen; At-Door: 3000yen*
*If advance tickets sell out, no at-door tickets will be available, so getting tickets early is recommended.
Location: 5 bars around Towada
Ticket Purchase, Reception, Finish/Raffle Drawing: Towada Chamber of Commerce & Industry 商工会議所 (Map) 
Description: Within two hours, have a drink at each of the 5 specified bars around Towada and get a stamp. Bring your stamp card back to the Towada Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the end to be entered into a prize raffle drawing.

Towada Chamber of Commerce & Industry 商工会議所
Nishinibancho, 4−11 (十和田市西二番町4‐11)
Towada, Aomori Prefecture 034-0082

More Information:
Towada City Tourism Association Facebook Page (Japanese): https://www.facebook.com/147704682086161/photos/a.147734342083195.1073741827.147704682086161/453953251461301/?type=3&theater