Nejo Castle Site

Chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Castles, Nejo Castle was designated a National Historic Site in 1941. The castle was built in 1334 by Moroyuki Nanbu, a military commander of the Southern Court during the period of Northern and Southern Courts. It flourished as the center of the Hachinohe region for about 300 years until the seat of the Nanbu Clan was relocated south to the Tono area. The main building, along with the workshop, barn, and stable, have been faithfully restored, allowing us to see what Nejo Castle looked like during the Azuchi-Momoyama era.

More information about this historic site is available in a guide map PDF here:

Nejo Castle Site Guide Map

47 Aza-Nejo, Oaza Nejo, Hachinohe City, Aomori

[Opening Hours] 9:00 AM–5:00 PM (Last admission at 4:30 PM)
Regular Holidays:
[Closed] Mondays (except for the first Monday of the month and National Holidays that fall on a Monday), New Year holidays (December 27–January 4)
Rates, etc.:
[Admission Fee] General ¥250, Senior High School/University Students 150 JPY, Elementary/Junior High School Students 50 JPY Ticket package for the City Museum and Nejo Castle Grounds is available
Getting to the Castle:
By car: 15 minutes from JR Hachinohe Station, 10 minutes from Hachinohe IC, 10 minutes from central Hachinohe
By bus: Hachinohe City Bus / Nanbu Bus – “Nejo” bus stop
» (Japanese)
24 general spaces, 5 large bus spaces, 5 loading spaces
Website: (Japanese)