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
Source: visithachinohe.com | travel.gaijinpot.com | hachinohe-kanko.com