The Kojokaku mansion is a wonderful example of modern and classic Japanese architecture. The building is a nationally designated cultural property and was built from 1897 onwards as a residence for the wealthy Izumiyama merchant family. Both the interior and exterior is exquisitely decorated and features many architecturally interesting details.
The building is also the stage of one of the most anticipated winter events in the Hachinohe Area. Every feburary during the Enburi winter festival, the Kojokaku is host to ‘Enburi in the Garden’, an event were guests sit and watch Enburi performers dance and sing as they enjoy Hachinohe’s local specialty ‘senbei soup’ and hot warming amazake. The Kojokaku provides the most magical setting for the dance troops, creating one of the best and coziest ways to enjoy the Hachinohe Enburi Festival.
- 5 Motokachishichō, Hachinohe-shi, Aomori 031-0052
- Dec 29 ~ Jan 3
- Entrance Free:
- Free (Rental Fees for Events etc. Apply)
- By Car: 20 mins from Hachinohe Station
By Train: 10 mins from Hon Hachinohe Station by Foot
By Bus: Get off at ‘nijusannichi-machi’ or ‘jurokunichi-machi’ (5 minutes by foot)
- Available (20 spaces)