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Tomakomai Hachinohe Ferry Trip
and Hachinohe City, Aomori
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Table of Contents

  Tomakomai Port (Ϗq`)
  On the ferry
  Hachinohe Port (ˍ`)
  Hasshoku Center (HZ^[)
JAPAN PICS GENERAL INDEX
Hokkaido District
  
Do-o (Hokkaido Central)
  
   Naganuma Town (The Tsuchinotomi Society Tour)
2006
   Otaru City (The Tsuchinotomi Society Tour)
2006
   Sapporo City (The Tsuchinotomi Society Tour)
2006
   Sapporo City ("Nihon-no-Matsuri" 2006)
2006
Iwate of the Tohoku District
  
   Esashi, Oshu City
2004-2011
   Hachimantai City
2006
   Hanamaki City
2005-2007
   Hiraizumi Town
2003-2007
   Ichinoseki City
2004-2010
   Iwaizumi Town
2005
   Kitakami City
2005
   Miyako City
2009-2011
   Mizusawa, Oshu City
2004-2012
   Morioka City
2004-2012
   Ninohe City
2007
   Rikuzentakata City
2008-2011
   Shizukuishi Town
2007
   Tono City
2003
Other Tohoku Regions
  
Aomori
  
   Hachinohe City (The Tsuchinotomi Society Tour)
2006
Miyagi
  
   Matsushima Town
2006
   Tome City
2005
Yamagata
  
   Yamadera, Yamagata City
2005
Kanto District
  
Ibaraki
  
   Joso City
2007
   Kashima City
2006
   Mito City
2008
   Shimotsuma City
2007
Kanagawa
  
   Kamakura City
2005-2007
Tochigi
  
   Nikko City
2002-2007
   Utsunomiya City
2007
Tokyo
  
   Tokyo Central
2002-2012
Yamanashi
  
   Kofu City
2007
Chubu District
  
Aichi
  
   Nagoya City
2008
   Toyokawa City
2009
Fukui
  
   Eiheiji Town
2009
   Fukui City
2009-2011
   Obama City
2009
   Tsuruga City
2009-2011
Gifu
  
   Gujo-Hachiman
2009
   Sekigahara Town
2008
Ishikawa
  
   Kanazawa City
2008
Nagano
  
   Nagano City
2007
   Matsumoto City
2007
Shizuoka
  
   Fuji City
2009-2010
Kansai (Kinki) District
  
Hyogo
  
   Ako City
2008
   Himeji City
2008
   Kobe City
2008-2012
   Nishinomiya City
2012
   Tamba City
2010
Kyoto
  
   Kyoto City Central
2005-2012
   Kyoto City East
2005-2012
   Kyoto City North
2005-2011
   Kyoto City South
2006-2012
   Kyoto City West
2005-2012
   Ayabe City
2010
   Maizuru City
2010
   Miyazu City
2012
   Uji City
2006
   Yahata City
2006
Mie
  
   Iga City
2011
   Ise City
2009
Nara
  
   Asuka Area
2006
   Ikaruga Town
2005
   Nara City Central
2006-2010
   Nishinokyo, Nara City
2005-2010
   Sakurai City
2011
   Tenri City
2011-2012
   Yoshino Town
2010
Osaka
  
   Hirakata City
2005-2012
   Osaka City Central
2007-2011
   Sakai City
2010
Shiga
  
   Azuchi-cho, Omihachiman City
2008-2010
   Hikone City
2008
   Koka City
2011
   Nagahama City
2008-2011
   Otsu City
2006-2009
Wakayama
  
   Koya Town
2009
   Wakayama City
2011
Chugoku District
  
Hiroshima
  
   Hiroshima City
2002-2012
   Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City
2002-2012
   Onomichi City
2002
Okayama
  
   Kurashiki City
2008
   Okayama City
2008
Shimane
  
   Izumo City
2011
   Oda City
2012
   Tsuwano Town
2012
Yamaguchi
  
   Hagi City
2012
   Iwakuni City
2012
   Shimonoseki City
2010-2012
   Yamaguchi City
2010-2012
Shikoku District
  
Ehime
  
   Matsuyama City
2011
Kagawa
  
   Kotohira Town
2011
   Takamatsu City
2011
Kochi
  
   Kochi City
2011
Kyushu District
  
Fukuoka
  
   Dazaifu City
2010
   Fukuoka City
2010
   Kitakyushu City
2010-2012
Kagoshima
  
   Hioki City
2010
   Kagoshima City
2010
Nagasaki
  
   Nagasaki City
2010
Oita
  
   Oita City
2010

Tomakomai-Hachinohe Ferry Trip and Hachinohe City, Aomori
8-11 September 2006

  Hachinohe City is located in the southeast part of Aomori Prefecture: it is along the Pacific Ocean and also located near the border between Aomori and Iwate.  The city serves as the core city for the northern Tohoku District.
  The city was a castle town of the Hachinohe Nambu clan during the Edo Period (1603-1867) and served as a small commercial center and port for the fishing grounds off "Ezochi" (southeastern Hokkaido).  The town was promoted Hochinohe City on May 1, 1929.  Today, the port still serves the fishing industry as well as a number of international cargo vessels.  It is also famous in northern Tohoku for its industries.  Hachinohe is still in the process of developing its port to be an international base distribution point.
  The current population is 249,321 (August 31, 2006).  The total area is 213.97 sq. km.
  Hachinohe is somewhat sentimentally cut off from other parts of Aomori because it formerly belonged to the Nambu Territory while the other areas belonged to the Tsugaru clan.  As I live in Morioka, the former center of the Morioka Nambu clan now, I feel sympathy with them, although I know it is ridiculous.

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Tomakomai Port
     The Higashinihon Ferry is available between Tomakomai City, Hokkaido and Hachinohe: about 8-9 hour trip.  We took an overnight ferry both going and returning.  ...If you take an overnight ferry, the first-class cabin (or the top-grade cabin if you can afford) is definitely better.  You cannot sleep well in the second-class cabin with dozens of other passengers without enough blankets and space for privacy.
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(Saturday 9 September) Tomakomai Ferry Port, Hokkaido
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(Sunday 10 September) The Donan Bus (license plate: 111) took us to the Tsuchinotomi Society Tour.
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(Sunday 10 September) The first-class cabin no.114 for four passengers
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(Sunday 10 September) Kenji Takahashi, president of the Tsuchinotomi Society, watching TV comfortably.  He poses for this photograph.
  
     
On the ferry
     
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(Monday 11 September) Our ferry in the morning
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(Monday 11 September) The Pacific Ocean on the way to Hachinohe
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(Monday 11 September) The Pacific Ocean on the way to Hachinohe
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(Monday 11 September) Group photo of the Tsuchinotomi Society on the lower deck: first-class passengers are raising one finger while second-class passengers (short of sleep and out of humor) raising two fingers.
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(Monday 11 September) Some members of the Tsuchinotomi Society on the lower deck
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(Monday 11 September) The upper deck
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(Monday 11 September) Disembarking from the ferry
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(Monday 11 September) Disembarking from the ferry
  
     
Hachinohe Port
     
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(Monday 11 September) Hachinohe Ferry Terminal near the mouth of the Mabuchi River (about 20 minute ride from JR Hachinohe Station)
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(Monday 11 September) Hachinohe Ferry Terminal near the mouth of the Mabuchi River
  
     
Hasshoku Center
     Hasshoku Center (HZ^[), 22-2 Kansai, Kawaragi, Hachinohe (tel: 0178-28-9311/ fax: 0178-28-9312).
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(Monday 11 September) Hasshoku Center, 22-2 Kansai, Kawaragi, Hachinohe
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(Monday 11 September) Ichba-tei (seafood restaurant), Hasshoku Center
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(Monday 11 September) Group photo of the Tsuchinotomi Society, Ichba-tei (seafood restaurant), Hasshoku Center
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(Monday 11 September) A variety of "Kaisen Donburi" (bowl of seafood and rice), Ichba-tei (seafood restaurant), Hasshoku Center
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(Monday 11 September) My salmon-donburi, Ichba-tei (seafood restaurant), Hasshoku Center
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(Monday 11 September) Row of seafood stores, Hasshoku Center
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(Monday 11 September) Row of seafood stores, Hasshoku Center
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(Monday 11 September) Row of seafood stores, Hasshoku Center
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(Monday 11 September) Row of seafood stores, Hasshoku Center



        


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