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Address: 1-1-40 Yasukata, Aomori 030-0803, Aomori Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 17-735-5311
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Great jamisen performance, poor service

We arrived here at just the right tome to catch the tsugaru jamisen performance, which was fantastic. Afterwards we wandered around the shops to buy souvenirs, but found the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Simone R
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here at just the right tome to catch the tsugaru jamisen performance, which was fantastic. Afterwards we wandered around the shops to buy souvenirs, but found the customer service to be lacking. A large busload of tourists was there at the same time as us, so perhaps they had become tired and jaded by it all. Either way,... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Plenty of souvenirs to choose, and the view is good. Almost every Aomori souvenirs sells here. Very accessible from Aomori station.

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California
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278 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This A-shape building is certainly a landmark of Aomori. We came here twice on a back-to-back cruise and we had two very different experience here. Our shuttles stopped right here the first time we came so it was only natural to go inside for a peek. Check out the many apple products here, fascinating! We bought some ice-cold apple juice,... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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385 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The building is hard to miss. It's a giant A shape around 4 blocks from the train station. This place can be crowded and chaotic when the tour buses are in. You can pay to go up for a view but I didn't do this. I stayed on the ground floor where souvenirs and different types of food were being... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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146 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place for souvenir shopping with a lot of the local delicacies. Do try to apple pie and brand apple cake.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This A shaped building along with the adjacent bridge is the most striking feature of this great city. Its a combination of a mall, education/cultural centre, restaurants and a watch tower on top. The ground floor has a plush shopping arcade and also local fruits and delicacies are sold like in a flea market. If you are lucky you might... More 

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Sydney
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

ASPAM is one of those places which has a lot of money spent to built it ….you must ask why? It’s good if you need to buy gift at a higher price than other places in town but to me it was a bit run down. The local people use it a lot from what I could see as we... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It certainly stands out, once you've been to the floats hall, glanced at the old ferry and you want a better view of the harbour and the bay, walk down along the waterfront and you can't miss it. There is an entrance on the waterfront and then you find yourself amongst the souvenir shops. Lots of local food is on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

On entering the harbour (we were there recently on a cruise ship), this building dominates the port area. It is a short walk from where the ship's dock & it contains the usual tourist information and souvenir shops. We were really trying to find a Wi-Fi location which we had been told was available in this building but could get... More 

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San Antonio TX
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263 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The ASPAM building is the large pyramid shaped building located on the bay, about a few minutes walk from the JR Station. It has many, many souvenir shops and also has cultural programs throughout the day.

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