Aomori #Day3-2 Oma town

After Hotokegaura, we went to Oma town which is about an hour from Hotokegaura. I think it's not far. Oma was lively with tourist! Since Maguro tuna caught in Oma town got popular many people want to try to have one, like me.

Coming by the sea, there is a monument of Maguro tuna and hands grabbing something. It shows catching Maguro tuna by hands.
Actually fisherman do by just one string. Yes, something is strings. Can you believe this!? Maguro tuna isn't small. There are many different size of them. The biggest one is said to be around 250 kg, and the monument of Maguro tuna there is the same size as it. I wonder if a string will be torn during catching them.

The monument of Maguro tuna and hands.

Wind blew too strongly. I couldn't take a selfie well.

Above all, Oma town is the very north area of main island in Japan. Not of Japan. The very north of Japan is Wakkanai city in Hokkaido by the way. The wind blew too strongly to take selfies.

Words say "here is the very north place of main island of Japan"

I enjoyed Maguro tuna bowl at Oma town, (I had at just two restaurants!) then started moving to Tsugaru peninsula where is the west to Shimokita peninsula, across Mutsu gulf.
Usually it's easy to get to the other side using ferry. We were planning on using it too. However, unfortunately, the ferry was under repair. So we needed to go down all the way to the central Aomori city then go up for Tsugaru peninsula. But I like driving so much. I didn't mind that. 

Mysterious monument that I found on the way to Goshogawara city from Oma town.

Today we were supposed to stay at Goshogawara city located in the middle of Tsugaru peninsula. There is no highway from Shimokita peninsula to Tsugaru peninsula, but it only takes around three or four hours with the normal roads.

Later, it turned out that Goshogawara city where we stayed by chance was a fantastic city.

Usually I like to see some brochures that Hotels have. I do to look for another good place to visit. I know the most effective way to find out good areas is to see the local brochures in locals.

Of course I did at that time too. I picked out some brochures and saw in a room. Then I just found that Goshogawara city is really famous for its Tachi Neputa or very tall Neputa float.

From the pictures in the brochure,  they look so higher. How tall are they in building?
In addition, it's surprising Tachi Neputa started in Meiji era, around 100 years ago. I wonder if there were some techniques to build them even at that time.

Finally I added Goshogawara city to the list of visiting spots.

When things like this happens I am Happy. I like this style. Whenever I find places I want to go while traveling, I'll definitely visit in the trip. That will absolutely make my trip much more fantastic.

We went to bed earlier tonight due to going and applying for an event of walking inside Seikan tunnel first thing in the tomorrow morning.

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そして大間まで車を走らせること1時間ぐらい。
仏ヶ浦からだとそんなに遠くない。
大間は観光客でにぎわってましたよ~。
大間のまぐろ、が有名になってから、ここのまぐろを食べたい!という人が多いんでしょうね。
海によると、まぐろ一本釣りのモニュメントが。
これ実際のまぐろと同じ大きさらしい。これを一本釣りで捕るってホントすごいよな…まず紐が耐えれるのかしら?
そして大間は、本州最北端の場所でもあります。本州最北端ね!本島ですと北海道も入りますから、本州最北端、です。
風が強くて自撮りできなかった…
大間でまぐろをたらふく堪能して(2軒も行ってしまった!)、いざ、津軽半島へ移動!!この日の宿がある五所川原市まで頑張りましたよ。
普段は、下北半島(右側)と津軽半島(左側)はフェリーが通っているから、それ使おうと思ったら、メンテナンスのためやっておらず…
なので、下北半島から南下して昨日通った六ケ所村をもう一度通って、青森市を抜けて、五所川原市へ。でも3~4時間ぐらいかな?地図で見るより近い気がする。高速道路はないのでひたすら下道です。

私は長時間運転はそこまで苦ではないので、音楽かけてノリノリしながら、大移動しました。

そしてたまたま宿泊した五所川原市、実はすごい町だったということがのちに判明するのです。

私はパンフレットを手に取るのが好きです。駅に行くとたくさん旅行パンフレットがあるので、手に取って、いいスポットないかな~と探します。良さげな場所探しに使っているんです。

そしてこの日も、なんも意識せずにホテルロビーにあった五所川原市のパンフレットを取って部屋で読むと、なんと!五所川原市は立ちねぶたで有名な場所でした。
青森県には色んな種類のねぶた祭があります。そしてねぶたも祭りによって色んな特徴があります。
青森ねぶたは横に長いねぶた、弘前ねぶたは扇型をしている、そして五所川原市はなんと!縦に長い立ちねぶたです。
写真を見ると、えーーーー!めっちゃ高いやん。ビル何階分?!?!
とにかく大きい。これが明治の時に始まったということだから余計にびっくり。そして五所川原市に立佞武多の博物館があるということで行先が追加されました。
こういう旅が大好きなのです。行きたいと思ったら行く。そういう場所をその時見つける。旅中に、行きたい!と思える場所が見つかっただけでハッピーになります。だって予定していた旅より楽しくなるから!

明日、青函トンネル博物館の体験坑道の朝一番の回に申し込むため、早めに就寝。

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