A statue of Oma, Aomori's prized tuna.
A matsuri (festival) as seen from the bus to Mustsu, Aomori.
The rugged coast as seen from the bus.
A Neputa float at the Mutsu bus terminal.
There's a scenic bus drive from Mutsu to Mount Osore. It is said to be over 1000 years old and is considered one of the three sacred sites in Japan (the other two are Mount Koya in Wakayama and Mount Hie in Kyoto-neither of which I have been to yet). The bus driver stopped at this spot on the way to let passengers take photos.
In the parking lot at Osorezan.
Fumaroles expel volcanic gas in the area and give off a distinct sulfur-like smell.
Visitors can buy pinwheels to honor unborn children.
A statue in front of Lake Usori.
Some local nihonshu and izakaya fare near the hotel in Mutsu.
Analog and old skool.