A trip around the coastline with the ocean breeze on your face.

Michinoku Shiokaze Trail - Hachinohe Area3 nights, 4 days

Trek along the Tanesashi Coast which is said to be a treasure trove of beautiful scenic views. Feed the black-tailed gulls, view the alpine plant life, eat Japanese food. Take a relaxing walk along the beautiful coastline!

  • AOMORI
13:30

Start at Hachinohe Station

about 10 minutes
(100 Yen Bus)
13:40

See the market in Hasshoku Center

Many of Hachinohe's specialties in one place!
Find a large array of “Hachinohe's delicious products,” from some of the most extraordinarily fresh seafood, dried food products, delicacies, all the way to souvenirs. This is a large market place with approximately 60 different shops all under one roof, with plenty of restaurants where you can savor freshly caught seafood. What's more is there is also a charcoal brazier available for you to enjoy cooking the ingredients bought at the shops over a charcoal fire and is loved by tourists. Various events such as the “Cuisine Dojo” are also held here.
Phone
0178-28-9311
FAX
0178-28-9312
Hours open to visitors
Market building: 9AM-6PM, Kuriya Stadium: 9AM-9PM *Depends on season
Closed
Wednesday *Depends on period
URL
http://www.849net.com/

Grill over a charcoal fire there

You can grill the seafood and meats purchased at the market over an earthen charcoal brazier and eat right away.

about 20 minutes
(Taxi)
15:00

Tour the Japanese sake brewery in Hachinohe Shuzou Sake Brewery

Learn about Japanese sake culture from a port city
A brewery that was established in 1775. Using rice, yeast and local preparation water from Aomori Prefecture, it produces its main brands: “Mutsu Hassen” with its mellow flavor and “Mutsu Otokoyama” which gives off a more dry flavor. Tours of the brewery are also available, and the 6 structures were designated as a tangible cultural property by Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs and one of Hachinohe's vital scenic structures, making them a must-see. Tasting is also available (fee required).
Phone
0178-33-1171
FAX
0178-34-1174
Hours open to visitors
Wine cellar tour: Monday to Friday from 10AM-4PM (Monday to Saturday in winter)
Closed
Sunday
Fee
500 yen (includes tasting)
URL
http://www.mutsu8000.com/

Japanese sake test testing

A great deal at 500 yen including taste testing.

about a minutes
(By foot)
16:30

A sunset cruise on the “Niidamaru” houseboat.

See the bay of Hachinohe from a houseboat!
Have a great view of the Port Hachinohe on a Japanese style tatami-matted houseboat. Of course, other than the ever-changing scenery of the fishing harbor and industrial port, you can also experience feeding black-tailed gulls near the Kabushima Island. The houseboat tour which includes a meal for groups of 10 or more people is a popular choice. Along with the night view of the Port Hachinohe, you can enjoy the taste of cuisine that uses local marine products and vegetables as well as local sake. There are also plans available for just boarding.
Phone
0178-35-4415
FAX
0178-35-4416
Hours open to visitors
Noon: 1 in operation, Evening: 1 in operation
Closed
Irregular holidays
Fee
Boarding: Noon: From 2,000 yen per person, Evening: From 3,000 yen per person, Plan including meal (at least 10 persons): 4,000 yen per person
URL
http://niidamaru.com/

Fun in Style

You could feed the black-tailed gulls, taste the local sake, or even enjoy Japanese cuisine while taking in the night view of Hachinohe!

Stay in Hachinohe

7:30

Depart from Hon-Hachinohe Station

about 10 minutes
(JR Hachinohe Line)
7:40

Head to the morning market in front of Mutsuminato Station

Your own original breakfast in a lively market!
Located in front of the JR Mutsu-Minato Station, many small shops and stores sell fresh seafood products and handmade side dishes from early in the morning. It has been thought of as the kitchen of the residents of Hachinohe following the war. One of the things that visitors can look forward to is finding something from the various selection of seafood at the morning market and pairing it with a meal purchased at the Hachinohe Fish Market, creating their very own breakfast.
Phone
0178-33-6151 (Hachinohe City Fish & Vegetable Market)
FAX
0178-33-7242 (Hachinohe City Fish & Vegetable Market)
Hours open to visitors
3AM-12:00PM (Hachinohe City Fish & Vegetable Market: 3AM-3PM, Meals: Around 5AM-10AM)
Closed
Wednesday (Hachinohe City Fish & Vegetable Market: 2nd Saturday and Sunday)
URL
http://hachinohe-kanko.com/10stories/asaichi/mutsuminato-ekimae-asaichi

Isaba no Kacha

Refers to the lively ladies selling fish. Will assist you in their interesting dialects and gestures. Don't hesitate to strike up a conversation!

about 10 minutes
(JR Hachinohe Line)
8:30

Head to Kabushima Island from Same Station



Start the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail(Approx. 13km, 4 hours 30 mins., elevation change: 25m)

Walk through Tohoku and feel the blessings of the sea
"Michinoku Shiokaze Trail,” which connects the Pacific Ocean coastline between Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture and Soma in Fukushima Prefecture. One of the model courses, “Aomori Prefecture Hachinohe Route,” travels along the scenic view of the Tanesashi Coast which continues from JR Hachinohe Same Station to Okuki Station. From the undulating reefs to the white sandy beaches dotted with pine trees, you can enjoy a dynamic scenic view of the sea that changes every time you walk it.
Phone
022-722-2874 (Tohoku Regional Environment Office National Parks Division)
FAX
022-722-2872 (Tohoku Regional Environment Office National Parks Division)
URL
http://tohoku.env.go.jp/mct/

Kabushima Island

An island of faith with dancing black-tailed gulls
Breeding grounds for the black-tailed gull which is designated as one of Japan's protected species. There is a deep red torii archway at the entrance to the island, and the Kabushima Shrine enshrines the god of thriving business and guardian deity of the sea. Between March and August during the breeding season, countless numbers of black-tailed gulls cover the island, and you might even be hit by their droppings, said to be “Black-tailed Gull Bombs” if lucky. For that reason, free umbrellas to protect you from getting hit are also available.
Phone
0178-46-4040 (Hachinohe City Tourism Section)
FAX
0178-46-5600 (Hachinohe City Tourism Section)
Fee
Free to tour (Due to the rebuilding of Kabushima Shrine, entry to some areas of Kabushima Island (top) and the plaza in front of Kabushima Island are restricted)
URL
https://hachinohe-kanko.com/

Ashigezaki Observation Area

Command a view of the Pacific Ocean from the cape's observation area
A view spot which is also a starting point of the Tanesashi Coast Promenade. You can catch an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocian from the observation area which almost feels like a fortress. Promenades around the area are maintained and taking a walk while looking at the “Hamanasu” or Japanese rose which blooms from the middle of June to the middle of July is also recommended. Additionally, in the shop at the bottom of the viewing area you can find popular soft-served ice cream.
Phone
0178-46-4040 (Hachinohe City Tourism Section)
FAX
0178-46-5600 (Hachinohe City Tourism Section)
Fee
Free to tour
URL
https://hachinohe-kanko.com/

Osuka Beach

Tanesashi Natural Lawn area

A stretching coastline full of change
Stretching approximately 14km from Kabushima to Hashikami is a coastline which consists of various types of terrain such as desolate rocky and sandy beaches as well as pine groves. The Tanesashi Natural Lawn is a key example of the scenery here, consists of a natural lawn that stretches down to the beach, you'll feel incredibly liber. The various seasonal flowers shift in color from early in the summer to the fall. It is designated as one of Japan's places of scenic beauty.
Phone
0178-46-4040 (Hachinohe City Tourism Section)
FAX
0178-46-5600 (Hachinohe City Tourism Section)
Fee
Free to tour
URL
https://hachinohe-kanko.com/

Tanesashi Coast Information Center

Light meals and cafe available. Try out their original menu.

Takasaki Observation Area

16:00

Depart from Okuki Station

about 40 minutes
(JR Hachinohe Line)
16:45

Arrive at Hon-Hachinohe Station

Stay in Hachinohe

9:00

Depart from Hachinohe

about 50 minutes
(Charter Bus)
10:00

To Hashikami Mountain Entrance



Start the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail (Approx. 15km, 5 hours 30 mins., elevation change: 600m)

Walk through Tohoku and feel the blessings of the sea
"Michinoku Shiokaze Trail,” which connects the Pacific Ocean coastline between Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture and Soma in Fukushima Prefecture. One of the model courses, “Aomori Prefecture Hachinohe Route,” travels along the scenic view of the Tanesashi Coast which continues from JR Hachinohe Same Station to Okuki Station. From the undulating reefs to the white sandy beaches dotted with pine trees, you can enjoy a dynamic scenic view of the sea that changes every time you walk it.
Phone
022-722-2874 (Tohoku Regional Environment Office National Parks Division)
FAX
022-722-2872 (Tohoku Regional Environment Office National Parks Division)
URL
http://tohoku.env.go.jp/mct/

Hashikami Soba Noodles

This very aromatic and stick soba can only be enjoyed at four locations in the city. All handmade!

Mountain entrance

Mt. Hashikami summit

Area of naturally flourishing azalea
Mt. Hashikami is a mountain that reaches a height of 739.6m and is located on the border of Aomori Prefecture and Iwate Precture. In the neighboring Obirakitai, natural azalea flourishes causing the area to become lively with mountain climbers around the end of May to the beginning of June which is the best time for viewing. Beyond the vivid pink colors of the flowers blooming, you can get a spectacular view of Hachinohe. There is a walk path from here to the mountain summit which can be covered in approximately 30 minutes.
Phone
0178-88-2875 (Hashikami-cho Industry Promotion Division)
FAX
0178-88-2117 (Hashikami-cho Industry Promotion Division)
Fee
Free to tour
URL
http://www.town.hashikami.lg.jp/index.cfm/8,15,15,92,html

Obirakitai

Tsutsuji no Mori Camp Site

Terashita-kannon Temple

15:20

Depart from Nozawa

about 40 minutes
(Charter Bus)
16:00

Arrive in Hachinohe



Barhopping in Miroku Yokocho

Huddled restauraunts overflowing with hospitality!
Located in the center of Hachinohe, this area is bustling with 26 food stalls. It has a large variety of choices such as local dishes, oden, grilled chicken, and those running the food stalls are easily approachable and ready to strike up a conversation making it a popular spot for tourists. In the heart of the city you can find eight different side streets full of personality that even now has traces from the Showa era so visiting each of the side streets is recommended.
Phone
0178-29-0815 (Food Culture Museum “Pao")
FAX
0178-29-0818 (Food Culture Museum “Pao")
Hours open to visitors
Depends on store location
Closed
Depends on store location
Fee
Depends on store location
URL
http://36yokocho.com/

Hachinohe Sanpo master

Guides will walk with you through the city and show you how to have fun here both during the day and at night.

Stay in Hachinohe

9:00
Leave from Hachinohe Station

Leave from Hachinohe Station



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  • AOMORI
  • IWATE
  • MIYAGI
  • FUKUSHIMA

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  • IWATE

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  • IWATE
  • MIYAGI
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  • IWATE

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  • MIYAGI

We will not lose against this tsunami. A reconstruction tour where you get the chance to see the reconstruction and the cities that continue pushing forward to the future following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and how those in the area live currently. The fact that this is an area which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world is what makes this trip so special.