Michi no Eki Tsuruta: Tsuru no Sato Aruja (Roadside station: Crane Village Aruja) opened as a social gathering place, and also functions as a regional and cultural exchange center.
Some of the popular items available for purchase include fresh juice and wine made from specialty Steuben grapes, bucket-sized Tofu and other oversized products made from local wheat and soy. Aruja offers a shipping option for seasonal produce so that visitors do not need to carry them home. Cantaloupe and watermelon during summer and Steuben grapes and apple during fall are popular souvenir choice among visitors.
Aruja is the one-stop destination for shopping, dining and social gathering for tourists and local residents.
What does “Aruja” mean?
The name”Aruja”, coined word, was created by combining Spanish word “Ala=Wing” and “Grulla=Tsuru(crane)”. Aruja means “wing of crane” and a prayer for future prosperity. Aruja also means “it’s here” and/or “found it” in Tsugaru dialect. The word “aruja” is a common Tsugaru dialect term used by people, both young and old; therefore, Aruja, the hard-to-forget term, was chosen for the name of Michi no Eki roadside station.
More than 1,600 items are available including original products of Aruja and specialty products of Tsuruta.
Enjoy soft serve Steuben grape ice cream, Daifuku Mochi, and other handmade items made of local produce.
Business Hours: 8:00 – 18:00
Wide variety of locally harvested fresh vegetables and fruits, farm products, juice and more are available for purchase.
Chinese Restaurant Banryu – Aruja location
Business Hours : 10:30 – 18:00
|Business Hours||9:00～18:00 (except restaurant and farmer’s market)|
Facilities available 24 hours
|Parking||10 large-car spaces, 84 regular-car spaces (4 wheelchair spaces)|
|Public restroom||Wheelchair accessible, equipped with baby seats and chairs|
|Address||176-1 Satomi Sakai Tsuruta, Aomori 038-3524
(Along the National Highway 339)
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