The Hachinohe Portal Museum 'Hacchi'

Condensing the charms of Hachinohe! An entrance for sightseeing in Hachinohe

The Hachinohe Portal Museum 'Hacchi' is an entrance (portal) for sightseeing in Hachinohe that condenses and introduces the charms of Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture. It is also a facility where you can learn about history, culture, delicious foods, and so on through many exhibitions.
Spaces such as the theater and gallery in the building are also used as places for civic activities.
If you walk through the hall up to the fifth floor, you can learn various information about Hachinohe, and it is also a place where you can encounter the activities of the people of Hachinohe.
There is also a museum shop that is perfect for purchasing souvenirs and a cafe.

On the first floor, visitors are greeted by sightseeing exhibition stalls that condense information on tourist attractions, as well as artworks conveying the charms of the land created by artists from Hachinohe City.
If you go around the floor, you can get an overview of the charms of Hachinohe City, from tourist information to culture and history.
In addition to Hachinohe's specialty products, there is also a museum shop that collects craft items and design products from all over the Tohoku region, and there are many recommended items for souvenirs.

The city of Hachinohe: climate and festivals

The exhibition on the second floor introduces the climate and nature of Hachinohe, as well as the food culture and festivals unique to this region.
The Tohoku region, which includes Hachinohe City, is known for its harsh natural environment, such as the coldness of winter.
As a result, a variety of festivals and events were born to pray to the gods for good weather and bountiful crops, which are beyond human control.
In the "Festival Theater", documentary videos such as "Hachinohe Enburi" and "Hachinohe Sansha Taisai", which are designated as national important intangible folk cultural properties, are screened.
In Hachinohe, which was not blessed with a good harvest of rice due to the climate and local conditions, foods made from wheat such as Nanbu Senbei and dishes that make use of the fruits of the sea and mountains have been nurtured as a food culture.
As a result, you can now enjoy a wide variety of meals in the city, from B-class gourmet dishes such as senbei soup to fresh seafood dishes.
All of the meals made with miniature models can be enjoyed in Hachinohe.

The people who made Hachinohe and the craftsmanship cultivated in Hachinohe

On the third floor, the great people who laid the foundations of Hachinohe's culture and economy, as well as Hachinohe's industries unique to a port town are introduced.
Hachinohe Port is one of the few major ports in Japan, as a fishing port, an industrial port, and an international trade port.
Especially in recent years, the heavy chemical industry has been increasingly attracted to the port area, and Hachinohe City is becoming more and more active as an industrial city.
The glittering crystal tower on display is industrial artificial quartz from Hachinohe, which boasts the top share in the world.
Artificial quartz is an indispensable material for electronic devices that support modern society. Hachinohe-born artificial quartz may be used in your smartphone, wristwatch, and electric car.

Facility information

Opening Hours
【Museum hours】
9:00 - 21:00

* Business hours of each shop and restaurant will vary.
【Museum holidays】
Tuesday (or the following day if it falls on a national holiday)
December 31, and January 1.
11-1 Mikkamachi, Hachinohe, Aomori
【By car】
Approx. 20 minutes from Hachinohe Station, 10 minutes from the Hachinohe Interchange on the Hachinohe Expressway

【By train】
Approx. 10-20 minutes walk from Hon-Hachinohe Station on the JR Hachinohe Line

【By bus】
Take Hachinohe City Bus or Nanbu Bus and get off at Hachinohe Central Town Terminal (Mikka-machi).
* Use nearby toll parking lots



Facility information