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Model sightseeing course

Hachinohe National Treasure Hunt

Recommended time of year All year round
Recommended time of day During the day
Time required Approximately 4+ hours

There are three national treasures in Aomori Prefecture. They are actually all located within the city of Hachinohe. There is a memorable clay figure in a unique pose and a pair of beautiful armors that are worthy of the national treasure status. We recommend traveling by bus, using the downtown as your base.

Details

Hachinohe Portal Museum 'Hacchi'

Time required : 30-60 minutes

Prepare for the tour at this base of Hachinohe tourism where the appeal of the region is condensed and introduced.

1-minute walk

Hachinohe Downtown Terminal

Nanbu Bus (J42/J112) or "Ruruppu Hachinohe (counterclockwise)": Approximately 20 minutes

Korekawa Jomon Museum Bus Stop

Short walk

Korekawa Jomon Museum

Time required : about 60 minutes

See the national treasure "Gassho Dogu" which is a clay figure with its hands pressed together in prayer. The pose creates a unique presence for the figure.

Short walk

Korekawa Jomon Museum Bus Stop

Nanbu Bus (P8) or "Ruruppu Hachinohe (clockwise)": Approximately 20 minutes

Hachinohe Downtown Terminal (Mikkamachi or Chuo-dori) Bus Stop

1-minute walk

Hachinohe Downtown Terminal (Muikamachi) Bus Stop

Nanbu Bus (T72/T170/T131/T132): Approximately 20 minutes

Kushihiki Hachimangu-mae Bus Stop

Short walk

Kushihiki Hachimangu Shrine

Time required : 30-60 minutes

See two national treasures here, : the "akaito odoshi yoroi" armor of the Kamakura era, also popularly known as the Kiku-ichimonji armor, and the "shiroito odoshi tsumadori yoroi" armor characteristic of the Nanboku-cho era.

Short walk

Kushihiki Hachimangu-mae Bus Stop

Nanbu Bus (P8/C5) : Approximately 20 minutes

Hachinohe Downtown Terminal (Mikkamachi) Bus Stop

Walk

Downtown Hachinohe

Remarks

 

You can also dress up in armor and priestess' attire, as well as walk around the grounds, at Kushihiki Hachimangu (at a fee). Enjoy the shrine from a different outlook.

Tsuruko manju buns, a famous delicacy of Hachinohe, are available for purchase at the traditional Japanese confection store beside Kushihiki Hachimangu Shrine.