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.

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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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.

Richmond Hotel Aomori
Nagashima 1-6-6, Aomori, Aomori

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.

Daiwa Roynet Hotel Aomori
Shinmachi 1-11-16, Aomori, Aomori

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
Yasukata 2-4-12 , Aomori, Aomori

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
Tsutsumi-machi 1-1-23, Aomori, Aomori

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
Hashimoto-Cho1Chome 3-14, Aomori, Aomori

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.

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