Tatehana Wharf Asaichi Hachinohe

Tatehana Wharf Asaichi Hachinohe

Tatehana Wharf Asaichi Hachinohe
4.5
Sunday
4:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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unescotravelbug
By unescotravelbug
An open-air morning market that boasts one of the largest markets in Japan
4.0 of 5 bubblesAug 2019
Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi, a.k.a Tatehana Sunday Morning Market is one of the must visit attractions in Hachinohe. It boasts as one of the largest morning markets in Japan, with 300+ vendors and attracts more than 10,000 visitors just in 4 hours of market opened. The open-air market location stretches 800 meters along the harbor front of Tatehana Wharf where fishing boats and merchandise cargos arrive on early Sunday morning, deliver fresh caught seafood and vegetables/fruits from the region. Small local produce growers also supply their homegrown vegetables/fruits, preserved goods to the market. There are many food stalls selling multiple choices of quick hot meals, charcoal-grilled fish and meats on sticks, fresh bakeries/sweets, coffee, summertime cold treats and regional/local specialties. Some large vendors provide tented area with tables and seats. Other small vendors serve finger foods on the sticks or trays. Visitors begin to arrive as early as market opens at 5 am on Sunday. The JR Hachinohe Line operates before 6 am to bring visitors to the site. Individual vendors are not limited to food products; there are handmade arts and crafts, seasonal flowers, kitchen gadgets, antiques, small appliances, miscellaneous items related to the needs of everyday living. Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi is only available on Sunday from 5 am to 9 am and from Mid-March to December/New Year Day. For the foreigner visitors who want to experience Hachinohe’s unique foods and culture activities must plan the itineraries in advance to accommodate the Sunday visit to this famous morning market. During our journey to Tohoku Region we planned our visits to Hachinohe on the weekend in mid-August when JR East’s seasonal special joyful train line “Resort Umineko” made available during that time. We used Hachinohe as our base to Oirase and Tanesashi Coast/national parks. To access to Tatehana Morning Market, take JR East Hachinohe Line, from Hachinohe, direction to Kuji or Same and get off at Mutsu-Minato, then walk about 10-12 min. to the wharf. The earliest departure from JR Hachinohe Station is 5:35 am. A special run Sunday Morning Market Loop Bus Isaba is also available, runs early morning from bus terminal Mikkamachi/Yokamachi in downtown Hon-Hachinohe to Tatehana Gyoko-mae between April and November. If you have a full day to visit Hachinohe but don’t’ want to use your JR Pass on the local rides (not worth to stamp a day on your JR pass just for the local cheap fare rides) then you may want to consider buying “Enjoy Hachinohe” Card for 700 yen. It covers your one-day train rides between Hachinohe and Taneasashi Coast’s Kaigan Station and Hachinohe’s buses by Nanbu buses and municipal buses; also included is the sightseeing bus Tanesashi Coast Excursion Bus “Umineko”, runs between Same and Tanesashi Kaigan. You can buy this card from View Plaza inside of Hachinohe Station or JR East Ticket Reservation Office at some major stations.

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Christchurch, New Zealand48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Came all the way from Tokyo for this morning market. Woke up at around 5am (market starts really early) and absolutely no regrets! :) The food is fantastic, lines are long but they go by quick. It's mainly a local attraction, off the beaten track and I believe mainly people from Tokyo have never heard about this market either. I highly recommend if you love the community vibe and delicious, delicious market food.

There's everything to buy as well! Aomori's specialty - apples - are super cheap as well. Highly recommend buying a bottle or two of the Aomori apple juice as they're priced really cheap - 300~400 yen (they can get up to 1,000 yen elsewhere). A popular treat at the market is the "Insect Gummies". They're gummy lollies that have been crafted to look super lifelike, pretty creepy in a way. However, they also sell out REALLY fast. Today they sold out around 7am, so expect them to sell out even quicker during the hotter, holiday season. Most stalls close 9am sharp, they've usually sold out of almost everything anyway. Highly recommend, super fun and good vibes all around. People are also so nice as well and love to chat.
Written 19 March 2017
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Wooster, OH4,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi, a.k.a Tatehana Sunday Morning Market is one of the must visit attractions in Hachinohe. It boasts as one of the largest morning markets in Japan, with 300+ vendors and attracts more than 10,000 visitors just in 4 hours of market opened. The open-air market location stretches 800 meters along the harbor front of Tatehana Wharf where fishing boats and merchandise cargos arrive on early Sunday morning, deliver fresh caught seafood and vegetables/fruits from the region. Small local produce growers also supply their homegrown vegetables/fruits, preserved goods to the market. There are many food stalls selling multiple choices of quick hot meals, charcoal-grilled fish and meats on sticks, fresh bakeries/sweets, coffee, summertime cold treats and regional/local specialties. Some large vendors provide tented area with tables and seats. Other small vendors serve finger foods on the sticks or trays. Visitors begin to arrive as early as market opens at 5 am on Sunday. The JR Hachinohe Line operates before 6 am to bring visitors to the site. Individual vendors are not limited to food products; there are handmade arts and crafts, seasonal flowers, kitchen gadgets, antiques, small appliances, miscellaneous items related to the needs of everyday living.
Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi is only available on Sunday from 5 am to 9 am and from Mid-March to December/New Year Day. For the foreigner visitors who want to experience Hachinohe’s unique foods and culture activities must plan the itineraries in advance to accommodate the Sunday visit to this famous morning market. During our journey to Tohoku Region we planned our visits to Hachinohe on the weekend in mid-August when JR East’s seasonal special joyful train line “Resort Umineko” made available during that time. We used Hachinohe as our base to Oirase and Tanesashi Coast/national parks.
To access to Tatehana Morning Market, take JR East Hachinohe Line, from Hachinohe, direction to Kuji or Same and get off at Mutsu-Minato, then walk about 10-12 min. to the wharf. The earliest departure from JR Hachinohe Station is 5:35 am. A special run Sunday Morning Market Loop Bus Isaba is also available, runs early morning from bus terminal Mikkamachi/Yokamachi in downtown Hon-Hachinohe to Tatehana Gyoko-mae between April and November.
If you have a full day to visit Hachinohe but don’t’ want to use your JR Pass on the local rides (not worth to stamp a day on your JR pass just for the local cheap fare rides) then you may want to consider buying “Enjoy Hachinohe” Card for 700 yen. It covers your one-day train rides between Hachinohe and Taneasashi Coast’s Kaigan Station and Hachinohe’s buses by Nanbu buses and municipal buses; also included is the sightseeing bus Tanesashi Coast Excursion Bus “Umineko”, runs between Same and Tanesashi Kaigan. You can buy this card from View Plaza inside of Hachinohe Station or JR East Ticket Reservation Office at some major stations.
Written 14 November 2019
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Bob and Penny C
Cranbrook, Canada76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
An extraordinary morning!! You have to arrive very early but it is well worth it. So many booths selling fresh/frozen fish plus tremendous varieties of different authentic Japanese foods being cooked before your eyes. Go hungry as you will not leave that way. A can't miss experience.
Written 28 April 2019
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