Hirosaki Castle


Hirosaki Castle is one of the best places to travel in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Hirosaki Castle posted by Japanese travelers in the know.
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Snow & Fall Foliage We Can See Only Between Autumn And Winter

In November, the temperature drops in this season, the snow sheets the fall foliage and make them more beautiful, special scenery. You can see the collaboration of autumn leaves and snow only in the area which has an early snow!

Snow Lantern Festival At Hirosaki Castle

There're snow statues using Hirosaki Neputa Nishikie pictures and about 300 small kamakura with gentle lights. Such as a projection mapping on the snow statures and Tsugaru Nishikie Pictures Gallely, you can enjoy many things to see!

Beautiful And Happy! Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

Winter Aomori Prefecture is very cold with much snow. But, you can enjoy winter festival in Hirosaki Castle Park. There7re many beautiful attractions such as snow lanterns, kamakura (snow dome), and illuminations!
Access: bus is available from Hirosaki Station, and many parking lots around here for cars.

Stunning View! Most Beautiful Cherry Blossom Place In Japan

This is a castle of Tsugaru Family of Hirosaki Clan, and it's well-known as the most beautiful cherry blossom place. It's also one of the 100 best castles in Japan, one of the 12 existent dungeons in Japan, and only existent dungeon in Tohoku Region. Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri Festival opens from 4/21-5/6 in 2018!
In 492 thousand square meters Hirosaki Park, there're about 2600 trees and 52 kinds of cherry blossom, such as weeping one, and double petaled one. During the festival, they light up the trees!



1 Shimoshirogane-cho, hirosaki-shi, aomori


By car, 10min from Hirosaki Station, 25 min from Owani Hirosaki IC. By bus, 15 min from Hirosaki Station, get off at 'Shiyakusho-mae (City Hall), then walk 4 min.



Nearby Things To Do

Hirosaki Park

300 Years Old Huge Ginkgo Tree That Seems To Move

There're many old trees that are supposed to be more than 100 years old at Hirosaki Park. Among them, this ginkgo tree supposed to be 300 years old and seems to move any moment for the root are naked, is worth seeing very much.

Inakadate Rice Plant Art

Rice Plant Arts At The Place Of Origin

Inakadate Village is the birthplace of rice plant art. It's very impressive for us to see such a huge art made up by only rice that we eat everyday. You can enjoy the natural art changing its colors day by day.

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