A Weekend in Hachinohe

This is a two-day, one-night weekend excursion in Hachinohe guides you through all the highlights of the city of Hachinohe. Some of the must-sees include Hachinohe’s morning markets, yokocho (drinking alleyways), the national treasures & national park, and so much more.

When to Go:
Time required:
2 days, 1 night

Course Details

Day One

Hachinohe Station (arrive around noon)

Ride on JR Hachinohe Line for 10 minutes

Hon-Hachinohe Station

Walk 10 min

Hachinohe Portal Museum Hacchi

Required Time: 30~60 min

Prepare for the tour at this base of Hachinohe tourism where the appeal of the region is condensed and introduced.


Have lunch in Hacchi or downtown


Ride a Local City bus from the Hachinohe Downtown Terminal ‘Chuo Dori’ Bus Stop

Catch the Nanbu bus J42 or J112, or catch the RuRuppu Hachinohe (counterclockwise) Bus and ride for around 20 min

»The RuRuppu Hachinohe
»The Nanbu bus J42 or J112

Get off at the Korekawa Jomon-Kan Bus Stop

Short Walk

Korekawa Jomon Museum

Around: 60 min

See the national treasure “Gassho Dogu” which is a clay figure with its hands pressed together in prayer. The pose creates a unique presence for the figure.

»Travel into Hachinohe’s Past: A History Full of Adventure

Short Walk

Korekawa Jomon-Kan Bus Stop

Take the Nanbu Bus P8 or the Ruruppu Hachinohe (clockwise)”: Approximately 20 minutes

»The Ruruppu Hachinohe

Hachinohe Downtown Terminal (Mikkamachi) Bus Stop

Short walk

»The Nanbu Bus

Check into a Hotel in Downtown Hachinohe


Hachinohe’s Yokocho (Bar Alleyways)

The eight yokocho (side streets) in Hachinohe that run throughout the downtown area, are full of the atmosphere of Showa Japan. Enjoy a bar tour and indulge in delicious seafood and sake with the company of others.

»Indulge in the Rich Culinary Experiences & Atmosphere of Hachinohe’s Famous Yokocho Bar Alleyways


Return to Hotel

Day 2

Downtown hotel (depart at 6:00AM to 7:00AM)


Hachinohe Downtown Terminal (Jusannichimachi/Mikkamachi/Yokamachi) Stop

Ride on Sunday morning market circuit bus “Isaba” for 15 minutes (runs on Sundays from April to November)

» Sunday morning market circuit bus “Isaba”
» The Nanbu Bus

Tatehana Gyoko-Mae Bus Stop

Short Walk

The Sunday Morning Market

The time required: 60+ minutes

This 800m-long market has over 300 vendors, making it the largest morning market in Japan, with over 10,000 visitors. The scale and variety of goods will surely surprise you!

»Embrace the Chaos: Japan’s Biggest Morning Market

Walk 10 Min

Mutsuminato Station

Red the JRLine (6 min)

Same Station

As the name Same (shark) suggests, there is a shark monument outside the station to greet you.

Walk 15 min


Time Required: 30 min

Observe black-tailed gulls nurturing their young from up close, then boost your luck by praying for your stock to increase at the Kabushima shrine.



Get on at Kabushima Kaihin Koen Bus Stop

Ride Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus Umineko for 10 minutes

» Sightseeing Bus Umineko

Get off at Ashigezaki Scenic Overlook Bus Stop


The Ashigezaki Scenic Overlook

Required time: 20 min

This observation deck was used as a military facility during wartimes. Take in a view of the Pacific Ocean while eating soft-serve ice cream from Horonbairu.

»Shore of Flowers & Singing Sands Tanesashi Coast (The Ashigezaki Scenic Lookout & the Osuka Coast Area)

Walk 5 min


This is a spot that typifies the Kaigan Coast, also referred to as “Hana no Nagisa” (Floral Beach), where seaside plants and alpine flora bloom along the walking trail.
»Shore of Flowers & Singing Sands Tanesashi Coast (The Ashigezaki Scenic Lookout & the Osuka Coast Area)

Walk 20 min

Osuka Beach

The time required: 20 minutes

Experience the singing sand, which squeaks under your feet on clear days. The large sandy beach and the sound of the waves will give you a sense of deep relaxation.
»Shore of Flowers & Singing Sands Tanesashi Coast (The Ashigezaki Scenic Lookout & the Osuka Coast Area)


Get on at Osuka Kaigan Bus Stop

Ride Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus Umineko for 11 minutes

»Sightseeing Bus Umineko

Get off at Tanesashi Kaigan Information Center Bus Stop


Tanesashi Natural Lawn

The time required: 30+ minutes

The view of the vast greenery along the coast is like no other. Enjoy the view to your heart’s content while resting at the Tanesashi Coast Information Center.
An Incomparable View of Greenery The Tanesashi Coast (The Tanesashi Natural Lawn Area)


Tanesashi Coast Information Center Bus Stop

Ride Tanesashi Coast Sightseeing Bus Umineko for 28 minutes

»Tanesashi Coast Sightseeing Bus Umineko

Same Station

Ride the JR Train (22 min)

Hachinohe Station

Ride the Hasshoku 100 yen Bus (11 min)

Hasshoku Center

The time required: 60 minutes

Finish off your trip by shopping at this huge market where you can purchase everything from fresh seafood, delicacies to souvenirs.

Ride the 100 yen bus back (11 min)

Hachinohe Station

Remarks ◎Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi (Morning Market at Tatehana Wharf) is open every day from mid-March to December. On weekdays and Saturdays, head to the Mutsuminato Ekimae Asaichi (Morning Market in front of Mutsuminato Station) for original breakfasts of fresh sashimi, rice, and miso soup. (Excluding the second Saturday of every month)

»Morning Market in front of Mutsuminato Station

◎You can also buy souvenirs at YouTree, which is directly connected to Hachinohe Station.


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