Why go to Aomori?
Pro: Amazing summer festival floats and stunning cherry blossoms
Con: Not a lot to do in the city itself, which was destroyed during World War II
Bottom Line: If you time it right for the cherry blossoms or the summer festivals, it's spectacular
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Currency in Aomori is the Japanese yen. For up-to-date currency conversion figures, visit www.xe.com. The best way to get cash is to use an ATM at a convenience store. Look for a 7-Eleven, Lawson's or Family Mart. You'll find plenty of them in the city center, about 10 minutes from the port.