Top Attractions in Hachinohe
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- 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 buy, plus an area for BBQ (at a cost of 400 Yen). There are also local restaurants and their menu looks so good to me! Such a regret that I didn't have time to try them out. Instead, I had a nice time trying the sashimi and seafood stick I bought from the market and taste-testing the sweets & snacks local to Aomori from the souvenir shops. I would go there if I visit Aomori again!Written 29 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi, a.k.a Tatehana Sunday Morning Market is one of the must visit attractions in Hachinohe. It boasts as one of the largest morning markets in Japan, with 300+ vendors and attracts more than 10,000 visitors just in 4 hours of market opened. The open-air market location stretches 800 meters along the harbor front of Tatehana Wharf where fishing boats and merchandise cargos arrive on early Sunday morning, deliver fresh caught seafood and vegetables/fruits from the region. Small local produce growers also supply their homegrown vegetables/fruits, preserved goods to the market. There are many food stalls selling multiple choices of quick hot meals, charcoal-grilled fish and meats on sticks, fresh bakeries/sweets, coffee, summertime cold treats and regional/local specialties. Some large vendors provide tented area with tables and seats. Other small vendors serve finger foods on the sticks or trays. Visitors begin to arrive as early as market opens at 5 am on Sunday. The JR Hachinohe Line operates before 6 am to bring visitors to the site. Individual vendors are not limited to food products; there are handmade arts and crafts, seasonal flowers, kitchen gadgets, antiques, small appliances, miscellaneous items related to the needs of everyday living.
Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi is only available on Sunday from 5 am to 9 am and from Mid-March to December/New Year Day. For the foreigner visitors who want to experience Hachinohe’s unique foods and culture activities must plan the itineraries in advance to accommodate the Sunday visit to this famous morning market. During our journey to Tohoku Region we planned our visits to Hachinohe on the weekend in mid-August when JR East’s seasonal special joyful train line “Resort Umineko” made available during that time. We used Hachinohe as our base to Oirase and Tanesashi Coast/national parks.
To access to Tatehana Morning Market, take JR East Hachinohe Line, from Hachinohe, direction to Kuji or Same and get off at Mutsu-Minato, then walk about 10-12 min. to the wharf. The earliest departure from JR Hachinohe Station is 5:35 am. A special run Sunday Morning Market Loop Bus Isaba is also available, runs early morning from bus terminal Mikkamachi/Yokamachi in downtown Hon-Hachinohe to Tatehana Gyoko-mae between April and November.
If you have a full day to visit Hachinohe but don’t’ want to use your JR Pass on the local rides (not worth to stamp a day on your JR pass just for the local cheap fare rides) then you may want to consider buying “Enjoy Hachinohe” Card for 700 yen. It covers your one-day train rides between Hachinohe and Taneasashi Coast’s Kaigan Station and Hachinohe’s buses by Nanbu buses and municipal buses; also included is the sightseeing bus Tanesashi Coast Excursion Bus “Umineko”, runs between Same and Tanesashi Kaigan. You can buy this card from View Plaza inside of Hachinohe Station or JR East Ticket Reservation Office at some major stations.Written 14 November 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- During my journey to Tohoku Region summer of 2019, I chose Hachinohe as my base of two-days layover and sightseeing before traveling onward to Oirase Gorge. Tanesashi Seaside Park is one of the Pacific Coast's Sanriku Fukko(reconstruction) national parks, that are recovered from 2011's Tsunami destruction. It is also designated as one of the national's scenic beauties. The grassy seaside beach park opens to the scenic views of Pacific Ocean and rugged sea rocks dotted here and there. Tanesashi Coast is also well known for the grassy wetland and nature habitats with variety of wildflowers and coastal plants growing from Spring to Fall.
Along Tanesashi Coast there are a few recommended visiting sites. Kabushima, a small island off the coast, is the breeding ground for black-tailed seagull Umineko population, that is unique to other regular seagulls. Kabushima Shrine is sitting on top of the hill. Osuka Coast and Shirahama Beach where sand sings with squeals when walking on it. The top attraction is the Tanesashi Kaigan (Seaside) Park which covers a large area of grassy meadows and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Within the vicinity of Kaigan there are tourist information center, restaurant, souvenir shops and a few lodging facilities.
JR East local train Hachinohe Line runs between Hachinohe and Kuji, makes stop at Same Station, Matsu-Shirahama Station (access to Shirahama Beach), and Tanesashi Kaigan Station. During Spring, Summer and early Fall season local 100 yen sightseeing buses operate daily (winter season only run on the weekend and holidays) between Same Station and Tanesashi Kaigan Station, making stops at several costal major attractions. For the nature’s lovers there are several hiking trails that lead to the coastal coves, look out points, Samekado Lighthouse, pine forests, nature habitats area and fishing ports. If weather is nice a day trip visit along the coast is worthy of your time. During hot summer season, wear sun blocking gears are recommended.Written 12 November 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great scenic bayside stopping place in Hachinohe for admiring and, especially, listening to, seagulls: they own this place! For that reason, and regardless of the weather, you may want to carry an umbrella with you. Just sayin'...Written 27 April 2014
- This is a perfect spot to begin your day on the coast. The lookout is an old Navy observation post and easy access from the parking lot. There is a cafe with large windows to enjoy the view and coffee. Continue on foot south for a glorious stroll with wildflowers and sweeping green foliage. Soon you'll find the rocky beach for tide pools and writing in the sand!Written 26 July 2017
- 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 Museum, the ancients had developed sophisticated techniques for creating beautiful and useful everyday objects and instruments. Pieces decorated with natural lacquer (from sap drawn from urushi trees) were one of my personal favorites.
The museum staff was very helpful. My request for an "English-language guide" produced a flesh-and-blood volunteer docent...lots better the pamphlet which I hoped my question would produce!
For those who live in or visit the Hachinohe area, the museum is a worthwhile sight. Google Maps will guide you there with no muss or fuss (and, if you're coming from the Misawa area, take you past the Hasshoku Center fish market and Shimpachi Onsen....both amazing locations in their own right).Written 7 February 2015
- There are thousands of seagulls around They form a spectacular scene. Don't miss the information centre nearby. You can get some information there.Written 14 August 2019
- 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 facilities and department stores located. There are several yokochos in the area; each alleyway sandwiched between tall commercial buildings and occupied by individual owned foods and beer stalls. Each stall is small with only a few bar seats. If you are looking to have a sit down dinner with your family this place is not the type where you would go. But if you want to drink and social for hours then you find the place. Each stall is usually a one-person operated business and offers bar foods to go with the alcohol beverages for mature adults. For the visitors who like alcohol drink this would be the place for you to experience local culture that is similar to tapas bars. Yatai village is about 15 min. by foot from JR Hon-Hachinohe Station.Written 12 November 2019
I am tired of many people.
There were many Chinese tourists and few Westerners.
However, the stalls in Japan were clean and safe.The food was also very delicious and enjoyable.
At this festival, you can see Sansha to Nebuta. You can take a VIP seat for 25$, but I do not recommend it, because the festival staff can not speak English.
There is a dedicated app for this festival, and even if you don't understand Japanese, you can explain in English the history and culture of the festival.
You should stop by before you see Aomori's Nebuta.
You should also use the Shinkansen if you stay in Aomori. 35 $
Buses are cheaper than Shinkansen, but staff can not speak other than Japanese.
As the time is the same as the Nebuta Festival, the price of the hotel is abnormally high.It is recommended to book the hotel early.Written 22 July 2019
- Huge fun in strolling the stalls of hundreds of mostly food vendors on the Shin Minato Wharf of Hachinohe on a Sunday morning in October 2013. Go hungry, and arrive well before 8am! Expect stands which offer strong-looking wake-up drip coffee, fried pork dumplings, a multitude of ramen bowls, grilled fish, BBQ tofu, yakisoba, and fresh and pickled vegs, Expect happy people of all walks and without pretense. A real deal, and worth visiting!Written 14 October 2013
- The Nejyo Plaza in Hachinohe, Japan, provided knowledge of the Nejyo Castle. It has thatched wtorerooms, Lord Nanbu's living quarters, wooden storerooms, a workshops, stables, and an annex. To get in it costs 250 yen per adult. If you want to go into the museum that is also on the compound it will cost an additional 400 yen per adult. Overall, it was a nice place to spend some time. Nejyo Plaza is open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., but closed on Mondays.Written 6 January 2012
明治天皇、昭和天皇が関わりを持った歴史のある神社のようです⛩🇯🇵 Hachinohe's Kushibiki Hachimangu Shrine
It seems to be a shrine with the history that Emperor Meiji and Emperor Showa were involved in.⛩🇯🇵
A shrine with a calm atmosphereWritten 25 November 2019
- Small roller coaster, swings, merry go round, plane ride, high bicycle track ride, dolphin water ride, and slow go carts. Indoor spiral play area with large balls. Also live monkey exhibit and chipmunks at entrance and a small zoo with peacocks, bunnies, and chickens down the hill. Good fun for small kids.Written 4 September 2016
- 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.Written 13 June 2016
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