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Is Aomori Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Aomori?

We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Aomori, Japan.

However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Japan is a out of 100.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Aomori.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Japan, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

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Yes, tap water in Aomori, Japan, is safe to drink. But it is not recommended to drink from water resources like rivers and streams directly. Household tap water is better than hotel water.

According to the local official, hotel water is not guaranteed to be clean and safe. Water stored temporarily in reserve water tanks that can get contaminated—then pumped to each room. You can ask the hotel staff if the tap is safe and cautions posted in each hotel room to ensure guest safety. Suppose you are in doubt request bottled water. Tap water quality is better than bottled water in the country.

Water fountains are relatively common around public parks and toilets. Otherwise, you may have trouble finding free water. Just in case, vending machines are also available all over Japan.

The primary source of water in Aomori, Japan, comes from the Iwaki river’s surface water that flows to Lake Jūsan. Locally, it is called Jūsan Lagoon. Numerous small rivers also move into the lagoon. The only outflow of the lagoon is to the Sea of Japan at the lake’s northwest corner. Other large lakes that supply water in the region are Lake Towada and Lake Ogawara.

The Iwaki is named a Class 1 River and maintained by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. It is also the longest river in Aomori Prefecture and is the source of irrigation for the prefecture’s large-scale rice and apple production. The river remains unpolluted by radioactive materials after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.


Aomori tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30% Low
  • Water Pollution 38% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 70% High
  • Water Quality 62% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Aomori, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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