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Hachinohe's Aomori Morning Market
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Get Lost In Hachinohe’s Aomori Morning Market

Hachinohe's Aomori Morning Market is famous for it's early morning chaos with over 10,000 visitors each week. Stretching 800 meters and over 300 different stalls this is a sight you cannot miss if you are looking to shop.

Morning Market Aomori

Hachinohe's Aomori Morning Market
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For over 10 years running, Morning Market Aomori has been one of the biggest outdoor markets in Japan. The market takes place on the Tatehana Wharf in Hachinohe, part of the Aomori prefecture. Running from mid March into September every year. The market rises early around daybreak until 9:00, it is well know for being a quite chaotic and busy during the few hours it is open.

Hachinohe's Aomori Morning Market
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The market is set up across 800 meters, housing over 300 different stores and stalls. Although there are many morning markets held in Aomori Prefecture throughout the year, the one at Tatehana Wharf is said to be the largest in the prefecture and possibly Japan. Even though the Tatehana Wharf was badly damaged by the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 due to tsunami, it has maintained its strength, thanks to the amazing local community who participate in this market every year.

 

Sights and Sounds

Hachinohe's Aomori Morning Market
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You can visit the market every Sunday to get your fill of fresh local fish, meat and veggies, along with used clothes and many other colloquial items from the locals who set up shop on the wharf. If you are a morning person there are many stands that sell breakfast items and a hot cup of coffee. You’ll have to get there early to beat the huge amount of foot traffic the market gets every day, with roughly 10,000 visitors a week.

Hachinohe's Aomori Morning Market
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If you are in the Aormori prefecture on your trip to Japan, you should definitely head over Hachinohe in the early morning to catch a glimpse of this insane market. Make sure you take part in the chaos and get yourself some breakfast with the Hachinohe locals and maybe you will even find a souvenir or two as well in Aomori prefectures famous morning market.
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Morning Market Aomori

Address: 3 chome Shinminato, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture

Access: 10 minute walk from JR Hachinohe Line Mutsuminato Station

Hours: Dawn until 9:00 AM every Sunday from mid March through December

Phone: 0178-27-3868

Website: Morning Market Aomori (Japanese)

 

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