Japan’s Largest Morning Market – Hachinohe’s Tatehana Wharf Morning MaketSpanning 800 meters with over 300 shops, Hachinohe’s Tatehana Wharf Morning Market is the largest morning market in Japan. Held every Sunday from as early as 3 am, the market is known for its chaotic assortment of stalls touting items ranging from fresh fish to handicrafts and sewing machines. The market’s specialty would have to be its variety of snacks, the most popular of which is its delicious salted chicken wings. Browsing through the market, visitors can pick up freshly cooked food and find a seating space at a table in a coffee or noodle stall. There are also plenty of other local specialties travelers wouldn’t normally be able to see in major cities such as Tokyo or Kyoto, including minced and fried squid called “Iga Menchi”, rice with fresh sea urchin, and mackerel croquettes. Be careful not to get too distracted and lose track of time when shopping.
- Tatehana Wharf Morning Market
Open / Hours：
Every Sunday from mid-March to December / Starts at daybreak and ends at around 9 am
Address: 3-chome Shinminato, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture 031-0811