Spots in Hachinohe Area

  • Hasshoku Market Center
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    4.0
    325 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
    136 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.

    From Misawa to Hachinohe and then keep driving up the coast for great hiking trails and coastal views.

  • Korekawa Jomon Kan, Korekawa Archaeological Institution
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    4.0
    43 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.

    We left Asamushi Onsen for our next destination, Korekawa Archaeological Institute Museum in Hachinohe City, which was slightly less than a two hours’ drive to the east coast. There were two reasons...

  • "Hachinohe Portal Museum ""Hacchi"""
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    4.0
    54 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.

  • Tanesashi Coast Information Center
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    4.0
    39 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 City Museum
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    4.0
    22 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.

  • Roadside Station Sannohe
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    4.0
    16 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 Fishery Science Museum Marient
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Samemachi Shimomatsunaeba 14-33
    A museum which seeks to convey the wonders of the sea from the perspective of fisheries. The museum has many exhibits, including a giant aquarium filled with fish from the ocean off of Hachinohe, a touch tank where visitors can actually touch live sea creatures, and a black-tailed gull exhibit. The museum's feeding demonstrations, deep sea virtual reality exhibit, and experiment corner are popular with children. Visitors are also recommended to eat in the museum's observatory restaurant, which offers a sweeping view of Hachinohe Port.

    訪れる前は、水族館のイメージを持っていましたが、入館料もかなり安くてびっくりしましたが、この施設は水族館ではなく、科学館の位置付けである事がわかりました。 水産科学館 として八戸市の魚などの水槽があり、八戸市の魚について、学べます。水槽の中で泳いでる魚を見ると凄く癒されます。

  • Tomb of Jesus Christ in Shingo village
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    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"

    信じる、信じないは別として、ロマンがある「キリストの墓」でした。 茨城県磯原町(現北茨城市)にある皇祖皇大神宮の竹内家に伝わる「竹内古文書」に書かれてある内容が始まりで、「ゴルゴダの丘で磔刑になったキリストが実は密かに日本に渡っていた」ということらしいです。 信じるか信じないかはあなた次第です。ちなみに、イスラエル駐日大使のサインのある石碑もありましたよ。まじかも。どうだろう。

  • Nejo Castle Site
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Nejou Negishi 47
    The site of a castle which belonged to the Nanbu, a powerful clan which once ruled the northern Ou region in the middle ages. The remnants of the castle's inner citadel, Tozenji-kan hall, earthwork enclosure, and moat can still be seen today. In October 1994, the castle's major historical sites were turned into a historical park and the castle's main building, workshop, barn, and stable were recreated based on archeological surveys of the inner citadel site. A tour provided by a volunteer guide can be arranged with an advance reservation.

    Wandering through this area youll feel like your in history, you cn actually dress as a samurai; I decline it just wouldnt look right.

  • 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.
  • 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。

  • Roadside Station Hashikami
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    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.
  • Ra Puraza-tei
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    4.0
    22 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.

    現代日本において久々に[価格に見合わない]と感じた。 サバの刺身は一切れ300円でこの味ですか。福岡のサバのほうが倍おいしく安かった。ホタテや他の魚介も総じて同様の印象で、首都圏のスーパーと変わらんですね。生ビールのお値段からしても、首都圏でもそこそこの価格で出していますが、やはり地方は競合が少なくて観光客がいるからやっていけるんですねという印象。しかし周囲にもとにかく店が無いので、、、本命のお店...

  • Kappo Sanriku
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    3.5
    15 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.

    美味しい海の幸と地酒が楽しめました。八戸名物の「いかそうめん」と「サバのお寿司」が美味しかったです。どちらも地酒と一緒にいただきました。 お座敷の席でしたが、コロナ対策の換気や席の間隔を開けたりの工夫がなされており、楽しい八戸の夜を過ごすことができました。

  • 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."
  • Roadside Station Nango
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    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.
  • Hachinohe Yatai Village Miroku Yokocho
    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”).
  • Izakaya Okagesan
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Takashoukouji 1
    A Japanese izakaya bar renowned for its delicious, mom's home cooking-style food made with local ingredients. The establishment's appetizers come in hearty portions. The bar has counter, tatami mat, and kotatsu sunken table seating and the friendly atmosphere makes it easy for individuals as well as groups to feel welcome here. Another nice thing is that the bar offers takeout and doggy bags. The establishment's large menu includes seasonal fish served stewed and roasted in foil.

    八戸は数ある居酒屋の中で、こちらも有名な一店です。 初めて一人でふらりとお伺いしましたが、運よく座ることができました。 なんと、台湾の方のカップルが一組すでにいらっしゃいました。 その後も台湾人のグループの方が、何組も来られましたが、 人数が多すぎて断っていました。 SNSで拡散されて外国の方が、多く来られるそうです。 日本人は、やはり常連の方々ばかりですね。 でも、一見客でも快く受け入れ...

  • FESANT
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aomori Hachinohe-shi Samemachi
    Located along the coast of Hachinohe, this European-style restaurant has a refined, kominka (old houses) atmosphere. The menu includes many staples of Italian home cooking, with the seafood served there being all freshly caught in the waters off Hachinohe. The seafood pasta is especially popular, and our recommendations include the squid liver pasta, the abalone pasta in the winter and the sea urchin pasta in the summer. The restaurant's crunchy and aromatic pizza topped with Hachinohe's regional specialty of mackerel is another popular item for its subtle fish flavors.

    海に近く、雰囲気の良いレストランです。 ランチで利用しました。それなりのお値段ですが、自家製の燻製ベーコンのカルボナーラが未だに忘れられないくらい美味しかったです。デザートまでペロリと食べてしまいました。あとサバピザがお気に入りです。山椒をかけ自家製の味噌ソースをかけるのですがそれがまた絶品。いくと必ず頼みます。 天気がよく暖かければ外にもベンチなどがありゆっくりくつろげると思います。

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Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori's fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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