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One Day Tour in Hachinohe

7 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Hachinohe is located on the pacific coast in Aomori Prefecture, and a gateway to Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada. How about trying local culture and fresh food in one day before going to Oirase and Lake Towada? You can visit one of the fish markets in town and have lunch there, and visit a Sake brewery for tasting. Also, you can experience painting on a wooden toy horse and take it home.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Akiko.

  • Yawata-Uma Painting Experience (paint on a red or black wooden horse)
  • Hasshoku Center Fish Market
  • Visit a Sake brewery for tasting
  • Korekawa Jomon Museum
  • Drive along the Pacific coast line with several stops (Kabushima, Ashigezaki, Tanesashi in Sanriku Fukko National Park)

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What to Expect

*Yawata-Uma Painting Experience (30 minutes)
Yawata-Uma is a traditional wooden toy in the shape of a horse. You can make your own Yawata-Uma by painting the final touch, using a chopstick and a brush. You can take the complete one home.
*Hasshoku Center Fish Market (see important note)
This is an indoor market where you can see a variety of fresh fish, and have lunch there as well. A very popular spot among tourists.
*Sake Brewery (see important note)
You visit one of the long established Sake breweries near the port area for tasting. You can also visit some of their old warehouses built in the early 20th.
*Korekawa Jomon Museum (see important note)
There are several archaeological excavation sites in Korekawa, and in 1989, a Gassho or praying clay figure ( Jomon Period) was found and designated as a national treasure in 2009. The museum exhibits a large collection of other excavated items of Jomon Period.
*Drive along the Pacific coast line with several stops such as Kabushima, an island of black-tailed gulls (March-August), Ashigezaki Observation Deck on a cape, Tanesashi National Grass Area on the Coast.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At JR Hachinohe Station or at your hotel in Hachinohe.
Ending Point At JR Hachinohe Station or at your hotel in Hachinohe.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee only.

What‘s not included

Transportation fee (you and guide): public transportation (One day pass ENJOY - 700 yen). If you prefer a van, please ask for the cost estimate.
Yawata-Uma Painting Experience (1,200 yen/person).
Sake Tasting (500 yen/person).
Korekawa Jomon Museum (admission: 250 yen).


*Hasshoku Center Fish Market is usually closed on Wednesdays.
*Visit to Sake Brewery is available from Mondays to Fridays.
*Korekawa Jomon Museum is closed on Mondays.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 9 )
4.7 (9) Reviews
Very Good
Ariella Ariella Canada ( Family with kids )
1 month ago

“ Amazing 2 day tour ”

We had 2 wonderful days with Alkiko. We would High recommend booking with Akiko


Thank you! It was my pleasure to travel with you all. Two great families!

olivia Olivia Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Very helpful and knowledgeable ”

Akiko was very helpful and we enjoyed our trip in Akita with her. She's very friendly , excellent communication skill. She organized our tour very well and maximized our day. Thank you


It was my pleasure! I hope everyone enjoyed the cold weather at the beginning of winter. Best wishes. Akiko

Edward Edward Australia
10 months ago

“ Odate dogs and Magewappa ”

The perfect experience as Akiko organised everything to perfection and was very patient in explaining things. She also had back up plans. We were able to see Akita dogs and the traditional cherry bark craft. Thanks again Akiko and hope to engage your services next time we are Japan.


Thanks, Edward. Happy to see you all again at the noodle restaurant after the tour. Hope you enjoyed another day in Akita, and explore more during your stay in Japan.

Carolyn Carolyn United States ( Couple )
10 months ago

“ Amori Prefecture Tour including Oirase Gorge and Stream, Lake Towada boat cruise, and Seiryuji Temple, and Japanese Pizza! ”

Akiko planned a wonderful tour for us for the one day we had to tour Aomori Prefecture. Excellent planning, very flexible to meet our needs, and wonderful personality. We enjoyed the day so very much!


Happy to know that you really enjoyed the day including pizza! I hope to see you again in Colorado some time in the future. Warmest regards, Akiko

Loreta Delia Loreta Philippines ( Family with kids )
1 year ago

“ A Good Day at Hakoda Ropeway, Boat Ride at Lake Lowada and Falls at Oirase Gorge ”

Me and my daughter(15 yrs old) had a great time with Akiko, she's organized. She met us up in the hotel on time, travel straight to the spots and explains while travelling. I did learn a lot about Aomori and when to visit best Aomori again. I will surely choose Akiko again.


Loreta, It was very nice seeing you again near the train station the other day! Happy to learn that you enjoyed the one day excursion outside the city. I hope you visit Aomori again during the different season next time. Thank you again!

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