Hachinohe Ramen (Photo: mappi1322 / CC BY 2.0)
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Hasshoku Ramen Festival

Enjoy ramen from across Japan at this annual event

Venue: Hasshoku Center When: Mid Jan 2024
Notice: The dates for this event are not yet confirmed. This page will be updated once the official date(s) are announced by the event organizers. Please check the official event site for the latest info.

Hachinohe's Hasshoku Center is a popular venue year round - it's one of Japan's largest indoor markets, and contains a wide variety of locally sourced foods. It's also home to the annual Hasshoku Ramen Festival which is heading into its third year.

The event showcases a range of different ramen varieties from stores across Japan, and some of the restaurants participating include Ramen Butahiro from Kokubunji in Tokyo, Kokumin Shokudo from Sapporo, and Kobushi Ramen from Kyoto. There will also be Hachinohe restaurants serving up ramen if you'd prefer to try something with local origins.

Getting there

The Hasshoku Ramen Festival takes place at the Hasshoku Center in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture.

By Private Vehicle

The venue is approximately 10 minutes drive from the Hachinohe Interchange on the Hachinohe Expressway.

Via Public Transportation

From Hachinohe Station (served by the Tohoku Shinkansen, JR Hachinohe Line, and Aoimori Railway Line), take East Exit number four, and board the 100 yen local bus. Alight at the Hasshoku Center stop.

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Sherilyn Siy 3 years ago
I do wish they would have smaller servings so you could try more items. Or I guess it's best to go with someone so you could share!
Sleiman Azizi 3 years ago
That, madame, is a most excellent point. Someone will be reading this and watch, they'll try it for next year's festival.
Elena Lisina 3 years ago
It seems there is a festival for every item in Japan! :D
Elena Lisina 3 years ago
Umai! :P

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