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Hirosaki Castle

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Address: 1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 172-33-8733
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Day Trip to Hiroski Castle from Aomori

Made my own way from Aomori to Hirosaki by train on the JR Ou Line. The one way trip takes about 40 minutes, costs 670 yen. Hirosaki Castle lies within Hirosaki Park which lies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Seoul, South Korea
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The snow was coming down hard which is also why we enjoyed the castle visit even more. It felt like taking a walk just between my wife and I in our own castle ground. It was a winter wonderland with undisturbed snow around us which had already accumulated more than 40-50 cm. Just breathtakingly beautiful, peaceful with the right company.

Thank Hainboka
Melbourne, Australia
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280 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

There is much work going on over winter with the castle and i'm sure come spring it will be revitalised. The main castle makes a stunning backdrop for the amazing Mt Iwakisen. The main gates are also imposing structures. Well worth a visit.

Thank Grant T
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The castle and extensive gardens are well worth a visit especially for the autumn colours and in spring when the large number of cherry blossom trees are in flower.

Thank Ermil-Thea
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216 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Viewed during the late Autumn and in the late evening. What disappointed me most was that I wasn't aware that for 310¥ entry I was only able to view the castle from the outside and from behind a barrier. It will look quite impressive when complete, but at the moment it is still being reconstructed. The surrounding moat isn't even... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Bring your camera. Castle located in the park. Cherry blossoms in bloom, a sight to behold. Nothing comes close in viewing flowers or picture taking. Since the ground is shifting, the castle must be moved away. The castle foundation must be shored up, and the castle returned to its foundation. A true feat in itself. There are video of progress.

Thank Don T
Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Have been there for Sakura and Red Leave. This is the most enjoyable park I have visited. Just love this place.

Thank fanlisa
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Made my own way from Aomori to Hirosaki by train on the JR Ou Line. The one way trip takes about 40 minutes, costs 670 yen. Hirosaki Castle lies within Hirosaki Park which lies about a 10-15 minute bus ride (100yen) or a 30 minute walk west from Hirosaki Station. I took the 100 yen bus from Hirosaki Station as... More 

Thank xlcapris
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Hirosaki is located in the northern part of Japan, approximately 3.5 hrs away from Tokyo by Shinkansen. The castle is located in the park and trails were formatted around the castle so you could get up to the castle by many ways. The castle is small in sense comparing to the Osaka Castle or the Kumamoto Castle, but yet preserving... More 

Thank Kenneth C
Canberra, Australia
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128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We came upon this castle after trodding in the park for hours and what a sight for sore eyes! The castle looked more like a pagoda than a castle, although it had a moat around it. The sad thing was we couldn't get in and could only adore it from affair. Set against the red bridge in front it was... More 

Thank Cynthia L
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Missed cherry blossom by some weeks, but still the place was very nice. Fascinating, what they do with the castle: they move the whole building to save it from falling down the edge of the walls! A friend showed us the gigantic Gingko - wow!

Thank Christian S

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