Where scents of past glory linger in the air, and eternal romantic dreams of ancient times dwell.

Kushihiki Hachimangu Shrine

Kushuhiki Hachimangu ShrineThe shrine is believed to have been founded by Nanbu Mitsuyuki, the first lord of the Nanbu family who was granted the province of Nukanobu to rule as his fief in the Kamakura period by Minamoto no Yoritomo in return for his conquest of the Oshu region, and is worshipped as the major guardian shrine of the Nanbu family. A number of important national cultural properties and prefectural treasures, including the Red-Thread-Embroidered Armor and the White-THread-Embroidered Armor, are kept in the shrine. 

  • TEL 0178-27-3053

Akaito odoshi yoroi kabuto Osodetsuki
(Red-Thread-Embroidered Armor with Large Sleeves)

akaito odoshi yoroi kabutoOne of the national treasures kept in Kushihiki Hachimangu Shrine, made in the Kamakura period. The armor is entirely covered with highly elaborate patterns of golden chrysanthemum hedge, and crafted with accurate techniques. Along with the "Red-Thread-Embroidered Armor with Golden Motifs of Bamboos, Sparrows and Tiger" of Kasuga Shrine, this suit of armor is known as one of the two most gorgeous suits of armor in existence.

  • Treasure Museum
    Operation Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Open year-round)

Shiseki Nejo no Hiroba
(Historic Site, the Nejo Castle Square)

Shiseki Nejo no hirobaThis historic site shows the estate of Nanbu Moroyuki in its entirety, reconstructed for the first time in Japan based on the excavation research of the remains of the Nejo Castle, which was built by Moroyuki in 1334. The reconstruction allows us to look back on the daily life of Lord Moroyuki in the Nejo Castle, the place that played a central role in the governing of the Northern Ou Region in the Middle Ages.

  • Operating Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Last admission at 16:30)
  • Closed on Mondays (open on the first Monday of each month and on national holidays), the day following a national holiday (open if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday) and New Year holidays.
  • TEL 0178-41-1726

The Earthen Figurine Joining Its Hands in Prayer

the Earthen Figurine its Hands in PrayerThe figurine was excavated from the Kazahari Site, an archeological site from the late Jomon period, and is designated as an important national cultural property. It represent a woman, and is believed to be expressing the beliefe of the Jomon people in nature and their prayer for easy births. The figurine is exhibited in the Korekawa Archeological Institution. (July 10th 2011 is planned opening date.)
 

Hachinohe City Museum

Hachinohe City MuseumVisitors are able to learn about the history and culture of Hachinohe from the four exhibition corners that cover the archeology, history, folklore and intangible materials of Hachinohe. Ancient artifacts including the "earthen figurine joining its hands in prayer" excavated from the Kazahari Site are exhibited to invite visitors to experience the cultural climate of Hachinohe first-hand.

  • Operating Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Last admission at 16:30)
  • Closed on Mondays (open on the first Monday of each month and on national holidays), the day following a national holiday (open if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday) and New Year holidays.
  • TEL 0178-44-8111

Korekawa Ruins

korekwa ruinsAn archeological site from the Jomon period that is famous throughout the country, the Korekawa Ruins consists of three sub-sites (Nakai, Hotta and Ichioji). Woodenware products that are also excellent works of art, such as lacquerware products and bows, and goggle-eyed clay figurines, have been excavated from the site. The Korekawa Archeological Museum, the Museum of History and Folklore, and the Jomon Learning Center that are located within the site provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about Jomon culture.

  • TEL 0178-96-1484 (The Jomon Learning Center)