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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

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 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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 

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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!

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Tokyo, Japan
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Hirosaki is a surprisingly good tourist destination. The park that surrounds the castle is a large green space punctuating the town. During the day a fee is charged for entry to the immediate castle precinct and the botanical garden, but you are welcome to explore the rest of the park. The park has a good viewing platform of Mt. Iwake,... More 

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Kajang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Like so much with thousands of Sakura trees. And night scenery is so nice with beautiful light in surrounding. Sunset also great!

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東京
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It has a large pond and glorious bridges.And it is known for famous place of the sight of cherry blossoms.I visited this castle in summer.Hirosaki is a very comfortable castle town in summer. Next time I want to visit here in spring and by all means see cherry blossoms!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Such a beautiful place to visit when Sakura trees are in full bloom. A marvellous place to take photos too. It's even more fun when the sakura festival takes place around the castle.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Well this is a place worth to visit. We were there just after the sakura and it was still amazin. We could even see some cherry blossoms. The castle looks like something from a japanese Ghibli movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Hirosaki castle was simply gorgeous we had arrived in Aimori 2 days post the cherry blossom festival concluded but were still greeted by many trees still blooming just enough to give us the imagination of how gorgeous it must be in the peak of the season, we had the pkace to purselves pretty much it was very quiet and peaceful!... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We visited this castle almost at end of Sakura time, so couldn't enjoy much, Also I saw other castle in Japan which are bigger & more beautiful, but this castle will solve your purposes if you visiting first time, Castle have easy acces ,

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