Nejo Castle Site

Chosen as one of Japan’s Top 100 Castles, Nejo Castle was designated as 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. From that time, it flourished as the center of the Hachinohe region for about 300 years, until the Nanbu Clan was relocated. The main building as well as other buildings, such as the workshop, barn and stable, have been faithfully restored, allowing us in the present day to see how Nejo Castle looked in the Azuchi-Momoyama era.

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Nejo Castle Site Guide Map

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

[Opening Hours] 9:00AM-5:00PM (Last admission at 4:30PM)
Regular Holidays:
[Closed] Mondays (open on the first Monday of the month and if Monday is a holiday); the day after a holiday (open Saturdays and Sundays); during the New Year holidays (December 27-January 4)
Rates, etc.:
[Admission Fee] General 250 JPY, 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
By car: 15 minutes from JR Hachinohe Station, 10 minutes from Hachinohe IC, 10 minutes from Hachinohe City Center
By bus: Hachinohe City Bus / Nanbu Bus – “Nejo” bus stop
General – 24 spaces, Large buses – 5 spaces, Loading – 5 spaces