We were up at sunrise to visit the morning markets of Hachinohe. Our plan was to drive as far north as we could, follow the coast for a few hours, drive back to Aomori, eat a special Ramen dish then take the Shinkansen home to Tokyo. This would be an epic day.
We left the morning markets before seven am after having our fill and enjoying the atmosphere. We set of driving, heading for our first destination Shiriyazaki (Ass Roof) Lighthouse. The drive there was spectacular – wild countryside and coastline for miles and miles, with barely any traffic. The temperature in mid-August was a perfect 25 degrees yet there was very few visitors to the area, possibly due to it being Covid times, and also the lack of awareness of the area.