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Things to do & see

Maple Community Centre

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Tateno-Park(舘野公園)

This famous park contains over two thousand Yama-Zakura cherry trees.
The natural beauty of this park is symbolic of Rokunohe. It is well known as a natural park for the town tree, the Yama-Zakura (Cherry Tree.) During the 'O-Hanami' (flower viewing) season of spring, over 2,000 cherry trees can be seen in full blossom. To coincide with the Spring Festival, special boat rides are also available in this period. Throughout the year fishing and camping are permitted on park grounds. During winter white swans also visit, making Tateno Park a place popular with visitors from as far as outside the prefecture all year round.


Towada Kokusai Country Club(十和田国際カントリークラブ)

Established 1964, this is the oldest golf course in Aomori and one of the oldest in Japan. As there is relatively little snow on the Pacific Ocean side of the prefecture, this is the first course to open after the winter snows have melted. Whilst playing golf spectacular views of the Hakkoda Mountain range can be enjoyed. Every year over 30,000 people from both within and outside the prefecture visit to play. Telephone: 0176-55-3106


Kumano Shrine(熊野神社)

Shrines hold an important place in Japan, with most people visiting at least a few times a year. The biggest shrine in Rokunohe, the Kumano Shrine, is also the most well known. It was constructed in 844 to worship Izanagi and Izanami, two gods that had a hand in creating ancient Japan. It is located a short walk from Tateno Park.


Former Shibusawa Family Mansion(旧渋沢邸)

The Former Shibusawa Family Mansion was the main residence of Shibusawa Eiichi (1840-1931), a leading figure in the development of modern day Japan. Originally located in Sanda, Tokyo, after WW2 the (former) Ministry of Finance took possession of the mansion. Former Shibusawa Family butler and previous manager of Komaki Onsen Yukio Sugiyama purchased the mansion and moved it to its current location in the Komaki Hot Springs Aomori-ya complex. The involvement of distinguished architects in the extensions and improvements, and the fact it is the former residence of the Shibusawa Family, leaders in the development of the modern Japanese business world, the mansion is a building of both historical and architectural value. The building was registered in the Rokunohe Town Heritage List on July 24, 2009, and opened for viewing from April, 2011. For more information, contact Komaki Hot Springs Aomori-ya on 0176 51 2121.


Former Tomabechi Residence(旧苫米地家)

Of all the houses along the Oirase River in Rokunohe, the former Tomabechi residence is the oldest. There are no documents left from the period of its construction, but by comparing its construction and building techniques to those of other buildings in the Kamikita-District, it is believed to have originated in the latter half of the Edo-Period (1603-1867). There is a special 'Shiki-dai' entrance on the front left side of the building, the incorporation of which was limited strictly to the Samurai class to show the status of the occupants.


The former Tomabechi residence was selected as a town heritage building on November 30, 1992. It was transferred from its original location in March 2005 and opened officially on the 27th of April of the same year at a cost of approximately US$6million. The internal floor space is 182.26m2. It is located directly opposite the Maple Community Centre

  • Opening hours:

9am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. The residence is closed yearly between 28th of December to the 4th of January. Entry is free.


Rokunohe Museum of Local History(六戸郷土資料館)

The Rokunohe Museum of Local History has been operating since May, 1981. It contains many original artefacts and pictures to take you on a wonderful journey into Rokunohe's cultural and historical past.
Telephone: 0176-55-5511

Entry fee:


Adults 160yen

High school students and below 80yen

Opening hours:


Sundays and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

Summer: 1st April - 31st October: 9am to 4:30pm

Winter: 1st November - 31st March: 9am to 4pm
Last updated 2013.04.01