Hachinohe City Museum is a great place to go especially on a rainy weekday. When we went we had the entire museum to ourselves! This museum is divided into four zones. The Archaeological Exhibit Room has displays of utensils used in daily life from the Jomon period (circa 10,000 B.C. - circa 300 B.C.) through the Heian period (794 - 1185). The History Exhibit Room introduces items related to the Nanbu clan found at the Nejo Castle site. The Folk Exhibit Room features references pertaining to the history of Hachinohe's fishing, farming, and business industry as well as traditional art forms of the area. The Intangible Reference Room is where visitors can listen to Hachinohe's folk songs, folk tales, children's songs, and the local dialect.
The Hachinohe International Association’s Volunteer Tour Guides are available for free English tours. To reserve guides for your tour, please contact the museum one week in advance.
Hours 9am-5pm (Entry until 4:30pm)
Closed: Mondays (except the 1st Monday of each month and Public Holidays)
The day after Public Holidays (but OPEN if it is Saturday or Sunday)
December 27-January 4
Adults HS/college Elem./jr.high
single: ¥250 ¥150 ¥50
group *: ¥130 ¥80 ¥30
combined **: ¥400 ¥240 ¥80
group comb.: ¥260 ¥160 ¥60
*Group rate is for groups of 20 or more persons
**Combined ticket covers admission to BOTH the Museum and Nejo Historical Sites.
Take Nanbu Bus from JR Hachinohe Station going via the Shiho Center (Judiciary Center), getting off at the Nejo (Hakubutsukan-mae) bus stop. (15 minute ride). It is 5 minutes by car from the Hachinohe Interchange of the Hachinohe Expressway.
Hachinohe City Museum
35-1 Higashigamae, Nejo, Hachinohe City, Aomori-ken 039-1166