Visitor Information Centers & Resources

Visitor Information Centers

Below is a list of information centers for visitors in Hachinohe. Many of these facilities have English speaking staff on hand so feel free to stop by if you have any questions or problems.  

The Hachinohe Tourism Information Center 

The Hachinohe Tourism Information Center is located on the second floor of the Hachinohe Station, making it the closest and most convenient point of information for any visitors using the Shinkansen or JR Trains. The center contains the best information for not only great sightseeing spots in the Hachinohe Area, but all you need to know about local transportation (including sightseeing taxi & bus deals, and info on rental cars), lodging and local accommodations, and more! Furthermore, the plaza has English speaking staff, a sitting area, and free wifi, making it a great place to start any trip to the Hachinohe Area!


Tateda-1-1 Shiriuchimachi, Hachinohe, Aomori (2nd Floor)
(12/30・1/1・1/2 from 9:00〜17:00)
2nd floor of the Hachinohe Station
Paid Parking Available
Free Wifi Available in Facility

The Information Counter at the Hachinohe Portal Museum hacchi 

The Hachinohe Portal Museum hacchi is a great facility located in the middle of downtown Hachinohe. Hacchi functions as a part-museum-part-community-facility by providing great information and exhibits on the culture of Hachinohe while also providing a space for events and activities within the community.  

Moreover, the information counter on the first floor of the city is a great starting point for any adventure in Hachinohe. Besides offering free guided tours of the facility (English speaking guides available), the staff can also help you with any logistical questions about using the city’s public transportation, and more!


11-1 Mikkamachi, Hachinohe City

[Opening hours] 9:00AM-9:00PM *Tenants’ hours vary.
Regular Holidays:
[Closed] Every second Tuesday (Closed the following day if Tuesday is a holiday), December 31, January 1
Rates, etc.:
[Admission Fee] Free
By car: About 20 minutes from Hachinohe Station, 10 minutes from Hachinohe Expressway Hachinohe IC
By train: About 10-minutes walk from JR Hachinohe Line Hon-Hachinohe Station
Bus: Hachinohe City Bus / Nanbu Bus – Near the “Hachinohe Chushingai Terminal (Yokamachi)” bus stop
No parking *Paid parking is available in the neighborhood

The Tanesashi Coast Information Center

The Tanesashi Coast Information Center is located directly in front of the Tanesashi Natural Lawn. It was built to commemorate the designation of the Sanriku Reconstruction Park as a national park.

The facility provides information on the nature of the Tanesashi Coast, Hashikamidake Coast, and Michinoku Shiokaze Trail. It also features information about the culture, history, and daily lives of the people who live on the coast. The information center runs guided tours and hands-on programs to help visitors learn more about the area and enjoy this beautiful national park to its fullest. As you explore the facility, make sure you take the time to relax and enjoy the view of the Tanesashi Natural Lawn.

Tanakubo-14-167 Samemachi, Hachinohe, Aomori

April ~ Nov: 9:00〜17:00, Dec~Mar 9:00〜16:00
New Year Holiday Period
By Car: 40 min from Hachinohe Station, 30 min from downtown, 10 min from the Tanesashi Kaigan Hashikami Dake IC  
By Train: 3 min walk from the Tanesashi Kaigan Station
By Bus: Get off at the 「Tanesashi Information Center」stop on the Umineko Bus
Free Wi-Fi:

Accommodations in Hachinohe

For a list of accommodations available in the city of Hachinohe, click here. 

Renting a Car in Hachinohe 

For a list of rental car companies in the city of Hachinohe, click here.

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