Aomori Prefecture has an optimum sporting environment to host pre-Games training camps.
Aomori Prefecture is located at the northernmost point of Japan’s main island of Honshu and lies at an almost identical latitude as Rome, Madrid and New York. Its climate remains relatively cool even in summer to be ideal for the conditioning of athletes.
Rainfall is limited even in the rainy season (June-July), providing suitable conditions for training.
Direct flights are operated from Incheon International Airport (Seoul), called “Asia’s hub airport,” to Aomori Airport. Aomori can be accessed without stress from countries in Europe, America and other regions, not to mention Asia.
Aomori has produced many athletes to shine in the Olympics and on other international stages. There are facilities in the prefecture that have been used by Olympic medalists for training.
Aomori is filled with natural beauty including Shirakami Mountain Range, one of Japan’s first sites entered on the U NESCO World Natural Heritage list. The prefecture is dotted with onsen, or hot springs, that are useful for recovery from physical and mental fatigue. Summer festivals in Aomori are well known nationwide and promote active international and intercultural exchange along the way.