Spots in Hachinohe Area

  • Hasshoku Market Center
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    4.0
    320 Reviews
    Shopping
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Kawaragi Kansai 22-2
    A food market center located in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture sells fresh seafood and caught that morning as well as Hachinohe every morning. Some 60 shops stand side by side along the 170 meter length of the market, boasting an abundant variety of goods able to meet even the needs of restaurants and other businesses. At Shichirinmura, a popular destination for tourists, you can cook and enjoy your purchases on the spot over a charcoal grill. With tuna butchering shows, cooking classes, and play equipment for children, the market center is a destination the whole family can enjoy.

    The centre is a major local attraction to buy gifts and seafood at a reasonable price. It is easy to reach (take the 100 Yen bus from Hachinohe station). It has a lot of seats to enjoy the food you...

  • Kabushima-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    131 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Samemachi Same 56
    A Shinto shrine which has been granting worshipper's prosperity in business and maritime safety since ancient times. The shrine is dedicated to the goddess Ichikishima-hime no Mikoto (Benzaiten). The shrine area is known as a breeding ground for black-tailed gulls and each year over 30,000 gulls visit the location.

    There are currently (January 2019) construction works and it’s not possible to go up to the shrine. Very unfortunate.

  • Tanesashi Coast Information Center
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Samemachi Tanakubo 14-167
    An information center opened by the Ministry of the Environment in 2014. The center presents pictures, models, and videos on nature, culture, and lifestyles with a focus on Sanriku Fukko National Park, the Tanesashi Coast, Mt. Hashikami, and the Michinoku Coastal Trail area. The center also periodically conducts programs such as guided tours of the Tanesashi Coast.

    The Tanesashi Coast is truly breath taking. We consider it the highlight of our two-day trip “best of local nature and culture” experience in Nanbu and Tanesashi Coast in Aomori Prefecture. The...

  • "Hachinohe Portal Museum ""Hacchi"""
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Mikkamachi 11-1
    A multi-purpose facility which was created to serve as a new center for tourism in Hachinohe in 2011. Here you can enjoy the charms of Hachinohe. The facility has a museum presenting exhibits introducing Hachinohe area highlights as well as works of art by Hachinohe artists; an activity booth where visitors can try making Nanbu sakiori textiles and other traditional crafts; a boutique selling Aomori crafts, books, and knickknacks; and a restaurant.

    The place is not very big but has some nice exhibitions distributed over four floors. Good to go if you are close by. Also interesting for families with small children.

  • Roadside Station Nango
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aomori Prefecture Hachinohe City Nango Nakano Tate Nano 4-4
    A roadside station with a restaurant serving soba noodles made exclusively with buckwheat grown and ground into flour in the Nango area. In addition to being able to enjoy this renowned handmade juwari soba, visitors can also purchase locally grown farm-fresh vegetables and fruits as well as pickles and other foods made from the same or even stay in the station's convenient hotel. Visitors can also try making their own handmade soba noodles here.

    同じ場所にある図書館の帰りに立ち寄る。以前寄った時ほど野菜がない。おまけにレジには長い行列、買いたい野菜があったのですが買わずに帰宅してしまいました。野菜も以前ほどのお得感がなくなった感じで残念。駐車場は広くて使いやすいです

  • Korekawa Jomon Kan, Korekawa Archaeological Institution
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Korekawa Yokoyama 1
    A museum adjoining the Korekawa Site, a Jomon period archeological site which was designated a National Historic Site in 1957. The museum collects and displays archeological artifacts excavated in Hachinohe City. The museum uses informational panels and videos to present the city's Jomon period sites and contains exhibits features artifacts primarily from the Korekawa Site as well as a National Treasure-designated Dogu earthenware figure with its hands clasped in prayer. The museum also periodically holds special exhibitions focusing on a variety of themes relating to Japan's ancient Jomon period. The Kore Cafe museum shop and cafe sells goods such as replicas of the aforementioned Dogu figure and also serves light meals.

    Stone Age (Jomon) people inhabited the area of northern Japan near modern-day Hachinohe at least 5000 years ago. Judging from the artfulness of the excavated artifacts on display at Korekawa...

  • Hachinohe Yatai Village Miroku Yokocho
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    3.5
    132 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Mikkamachi 25 - Wa town town 10
    Miroku Yokocho is a food stall, (or “yatai” in Japanese) village located between Mikka Town and Muika Town in Hachinohe City. The village is packed full of food stalls selling all sorts of food such as local cuisine, seafood, meat, oden, skewer grilled food, ramen, and western-style food. Miroku Yokocho gets its name from the fact that it runs through Mikka Town (“mi” meaning “three”) and Muika Town (“mui”, or “roku”, meaning “6”).

    The Yatai village in Hon-Hachinohe comes alive during the evening hours when locals gather around for bar foods and social interactions. It is in the center of Hon-Hachinohe where entertainment...

  • Roadside Station Sannohe
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Transportation
    Aomori Pref. Sannohegunsannohemachi Kawamorita Nishihariwatashi 39-1
    A roadside station carrying an air of old Nanbu Domain and which carries apples, Nanbu sembei rice crackers, garlic, and numerous other tasty products from Sannohe Town. In addition to selling local specialty products and seasonal fresh produce, the station has a corner providing tourism information and information on road conditions in Sannohe, and the station bustles with many people enjoying scenic driving in the area.

    旧・奥州街道をランニングで旅した際に立ち寄りました。三戸は「11ぴきのねこ」の作者、馬場のぼる氏の出身地ということもあって町の至る所にねこの石像やイラストボードが立っていますがここともそれに漏れず、魚を食べるねこの石像があります。

  • Hachinohe City Museum
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Nejou East 35-1
    This museum is in the Nejo Castle Ruins, which is designated as a national historic site, along Shirahagi Line in Higashigamae, Nejo, Hachinohe City. There are four display halls, exhibiting specimens of archaeology, history, folklore, and intangible culture, covering Hachinohe's history and folklore from the Jomon Period through the Edo period. They also offer the Jomon Room full of activities and lectures, where you can touch Jomon potsherds and more to learn about history up close.

    This is a fine overall history of this region of Japan from pre-history days until Meiji period; it has displays specific to area and how they fit into Japant history.

  • Tomb of Jesus Christ in Shingo village
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Sannohegunshingoumura Herai Noduki 33-1
    "Approximately a 60-minute drive from JR Hachinohe Station, this historical site is located inside Kirisuto no Sato Park along National Route 454. A description stating ""Jesus, who was crucified on Golgotha Hill, secretly went to Japan"" was found in an old document called the Takeuchi Document in the Kouso Koutai Jingu Shrine in 1935, and it was called the Tomb of Jesus Christ after Takeuchi traveled to Shingo Village himself and discovered it. In the following year, it attracted a lot of attention with the discovery of Christ's will. On the right is Toraizuka with Christ's tomb, and on the left is Judaibo, the tomb of his brother. Isukiri"
  • Tatehana Ganpeki Morning Market
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Shinminato Kanono quay
    Early every Sunday morning, Japan’s largest morning market springs up on the quay along the usually unoccupied Tatehana Fishing Harbor. Stretching 800 meters along the harbor, the market has not only exceptionally fresh seafood and vegetables but also shops selling ready-made food, restaurants, and variety shops, a total of 300 shops in all. About 10,000 people shop there each week, and during the O-Bon period and in holiday periods, it is so crowded that one can hardly walk. At times, people costumed as Ikadon, the unofficial local mascot of Tatehana Ganpeki Morning Market, wander among the crowd, handing out name cards and candy.
  • Hasshoku Ichiba-zushi
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    3.5
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Kawaragi Kansai 22-2 Eight-meal center Inside the kitchen stadium
    A conveyor belt sushi restaurant located in the Hasshoku Center market where some 60 sellers stand side by side in the city of Hachinohe. The restaurant takes great pride in serving stunningly fresh sushi made with seafood offered at the market brought in from Hachinohe Port and the surrounding seas. Making maximum use of its prime location in the market, many of the restaurant’s menu items are sold at very reasonable prices. Particularly recommended are the ika-zanmai, saba-zanmai, and aburi-zanmai sets, which let you eat and compare different varieties of squid, mackerel, and aburi-zushi broiled sushi, respectively. Order one and enjoy three different flavors on one plate!

    A bit pricier than my usual sushi spots, but certainly fresher as well. An English menu is available, and the belt was fully stocked when I went mid-afternoon. The total adds up pretty quickly when...

  • VISIT Hachinohe (Youtree)
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Ichibanchou 1-9-22
    Youtree, which is a one-minute walk from Hachinohe Station, is a convenient facility that contains a souvenir shop, lodging facilities, side streets in front of the station, an exhibition hall, meeting rooms, and more. The souvenir shop carries about 2,000 specialty items from Aomori. And with a reservation, visitors can experience making their own Nanbu senbei crackers, “Nanbu hishizashi,” and “Nanbu sakiori.”

    車で行きましたが、駐車場からホテルの入り口まで少し遠く、わかりにくかったです。 部屋は綺麗で、私は特に音なども気になりませんでした。 普通のホテルちはちょっと違いますが、フロントの方も感じよく、ゴールデンウィークでも安くて良かったです。 また冷蔵庫が大きめなのも使いやすかったです。

  • Roadside Station Hashikami
    Transportation
    Aomori Pref. Sannohegunhashikamichou Doubutsu Mimigahoi 3-3
    A roadside station located in a town surrounded by verdant mountains and vast ocean. Here you can purchase fresh and safe local produce and specialty products. In addition to selling seafood, vegetables, flowers, and edible mountain plants, the station's live performances by local food processing groups showing how their products are made are also popular. The station hosts several light meal shops and a restaurant where you can eat ichigoni, a local soup made with sea urchin and abalone, as well as uni rice bowls and seafood ramen.
  • Chojasan Shinra Shrine
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Chouja 1-6-10
    This Shinto shrine is about ten minutes on foot from both the Nijusannichi-machi and the Jurokunichi-machi bus stops. Located on the summit of Mt. Choja, it was built in 1678 by Nanbu Naomasa, the second feudal lord of the Hachinohe Domain. The shrine structure visitors see today was constructed over a ten-year period starting in 1826. Its various Edo Period (1603-1868) characteristics have earned it the status of a prefectural treasure. From the first to the third of August, the shrine holds its annual Sansha-Taisai Festival, a nationally Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Other well-known events are the Hachinohe Enburi Festival on February 17 and its Kagami-style Kiba Dakyu Tournament on August 2, featuring a traditional equestrian sport.

    一見こじんまりとした神社ですが、八戸市三社祭や武芸の打毬(日本式ポロ?)を行う神社として地元では重要な神社のひとつのようです。私が行った日は人気がなく静かでしたが、社務所では白い犬が出迎えてくれます。

  • Ra Puraza-tei
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Muikamachi 13 Nakaya Building 1F
    Upon entrance to this restaurant serving seasonal seafood from the waters off Hachinohe and senbei-jiru soup, customers are greeted with a nanbu magariya longhouse-style interior which harkens back to a bygone time everywhere one looks. The restaurant offers reasonably priced lunch dishes on weekdays such as a fisherman's rice bowl set, the Ra Puraza-tei lunch special, and a lunch mini kaiseki course meal.

    出張のたびに必ず訪れる店です。 六趣をチビチビやりながら、魚介類だけでお腹いっぱいになるまで食べます。 ここはおすすめ店です。

  • Tanesashi Coast
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Samemachi Tanakubo
    This coastline is part of Sanriku Fukko (reconstruction) National Park, and is one of Japan’s most famous sights. The beautiful coastline and unusual rock and reef formations create a spectacle well worth seeing. There are many well-maintained trails, including the Kaigan Tansho Hodo, one of Japan’s 100 foremost trails. These offer a full taste of the natural beauty of the area through all four seasons. There is also a popular campground open April to October every year.
  • Harmonica Alley
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Hachinohe-shi Iwaizumicho
    "Located an approximately 15-minute walk from JR Hachinohe Station, along one of the eight alleys that spread out from the center of Hachinohe, this place gets its name from the businesses lined up that resemble the reed of a harmonica. This old restaurant area has continued since late 1945, and the wooden arch with the name ""Harmonica Alley"" is a landmark in the area. Along the street, there are small restaurants, izakaya bars, and ethnic restaurants with a multinational mood and nostalgia from the 20th century that is popular with a wide clientele."
  • Kappo Sanriku
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Muikamachi 23
    A restaurant serving Japanese cuisine with a focus on local Hachinohe dishes. Here you can enjoy dishes such as the restaurant's signature Ichigo-ni seafood rice bowl; Senbei-jiru soup; and Kiku-zushi made with sweet chrysanthemum petals, a Hachinohe specialty. The restaurant's sukiyaki and shabushabu, made with Aomori Kuraishi-gyu beef, are available in portions starting from just one person, making it easy to enjoy these tasty dishes. The restaurant also has a children's menu.

    繁華街に普通にあり、割烹という名前がついていますが普通の食堂という感じでした。青森といえばせんべい汁が有名ですが普通の定食にセットにはなってなく、別に頼むような形になりますが、少し高いです。 店頭のサンプルと出てきた定食を比べると、サンプルは少し盛りすぎかなぁ?と思いました。

  • Tohoku Emotion
    Travel / Tourism
    Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture Hachinohe Station - Kuji Station Kuji City Iwate Prefecture
    "This train, also known as the ""Tohoku Restaurant Railway,"" makes round-trip runs between JR Hachinohe Station and Kuji Station as the sea of Sanriku sprawls outside its windows. The exterior design was created to engender an image of a ""moving restaurant."" Inside, all seats are dining seats, and the decor incorporates motifs from traditional Tohoku arts and crafts. On the outward-bound lunch course, original dishes created with Tohoku ingredients are carried out from the open kitchen. The head chef changes twice a year and the menu changes four times a year, ensuring you can enjoy riding again and again. On the return journey, riders can enjoy a leisurely dessert buffet."

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