The Morning Market at Tatehana Wharf

Tatehana Wharf Morning Market is Japan’s largest morning market, with over 300 stalls selling every manner of street food all in Aomori Prefecture’s second-largest city, Hachinohe. Even if you are not a morning person, you won’t regret waking up at 6 a.m. to experience Hachinohe’s finest cuisine firsthand.


Whatever you are looking for, you will likely find it here – the market sells practically everything: seafood (both fresh and dried), vegetables, fruits, flowers, as well as a variety of ready-to-eat dishes. But it doesn’t stop there, there are coffee vendors, stalls selling pastries & baked goods, people selling knives, antiques, sewing machines, and much more. (There have even been cases of cars being sold!)

The market is more than just a market, it is a place many local people come to socialize. Often there is live music playing, and many people have breakfast and coffee with their friends and families after they finish shopping.


Address Tatehana Wharf, Shin-Minato, Hachinohe City
Phone 0178-27-3868 (Minato Sunday Morning Market Cooperative)
Hours Open every Sunday, March 18 – December, from dawn until around 9:00 AM.
* The market is open on special days during the Obon and New Year’s holidays.
* The market will be open on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
* The market will be closed on Sunday, May 13, 2018, for the Umineko Marathon.
* The market will be open for two days for the Obon holiday, on August 11 (Sat) and August 12.
Regular Holidays Closed from January through mid-March
Access By car: 20 minutes from Hachinohe Expressway, Hachinohe IC, 25 minutes from JR Hachinohe Station, 10 minutes from downtown Hachinohe
By train: 10-minute walk from JR Hachinohe Line Mutsuminato Station
By bus: Isaba Sunday Morning Market Loop Bus – “Tatehana-gyoko-mae” bus stop
Parking 500 spaces


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