During the feudal age, there was a prison (roya) in Takashokoji, the entertainment district of Hachinohe’s city center, so the area was named “Rocho.” The alleyway connecting Rocho and Nagayokocho came to be known as “Rocho Rensagai”, because “rensa” means “chain” or “connection”. It is a lively pedestrian street with many welcoming shops.

About Yokocho of Hachinohe
Between Takashokoji and Nagayokocho
Hachinohe City
Vary by shop
Regular Holidays:
Vary by shop
By train: 15-minute walk from JR Hachinohe Line Hon-Hachinohe Station
By bus: Hachinohe City Bus / Nanbu Bus – 3-minute walk from the Hachinohe Chushingai Terminal “Mikkamachi”, “Muikamachi” or “Chuo-dori” bus stop
No parking (Parking is available in the neighborhood)