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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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Must See Hirosaki Spring

Easy to locate, this is a beautiful castle surrounded by Sakura flowers. We were there during rear winter period where the side of the walkway were covered with 3 foot of ice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Easy to locate, this is a beautiful castle surrounded by Sakura flowers. We were there during rear winter period where the side of the walkway were covered with 3 foot of ice. During the spring season which occur end March and early April. The entire castle and park would be engulf in a beautiful pink enevlope of flowers. Its presence... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This park is by far one of my favourite places in all of Japan. The grounds themselves were just immaculate and the gorgeous snow lantern festival is like nothing I have ever seen. We were blessed to be welcomed with more snow than we had expected thus making our experience here even more special. We strolled around for hours in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We travelled by train from Aomori for a day in Hirosaki. A pleasant, 1 hr trip (slower train, not the express), and arrived mid morning. Most attractions (Castle, gardens, tourist centre) are walking distance from the tourist bus stops. The 100 Yen bus travels from the main station and does a full circuit , hop on or off anywhere, and... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was the highlight of my trip to Misawa, Japan. The grounds were beautiful and there was some sort of festival going on at the time, the fall colors were magnificent. You will do a lot of walking on the grounds but it was great to see all the beautiful sights, and explore all the food from the vendors. There... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very easy walking, but the castle grounds is fairly big. A very peaceful and relaxing visit, probably would have been an even better experience if it was cherry blossom season (...then again maybe not if you have hay fever....). There is an entrance fee but it's not expensive. There's also a small gift shop/coffee station in the grounds, the coffee... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I visited this castle in August during the height of summer. It is clear from tourist materials that Hirosaki Castle is at its best in Spring during cherry blossom season due to the large number of cherry trees surrounding the castle and its moats. Notwithstanding this, it is worth visiting year round as the grounds are lovely. The castle building... More 

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Saitama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The grounds are great if you've not been to see a castle yet. Theres a nice park and a famous cherry blossom tree that will bloom in spring. If you've seen a lot of castles, id skip it unless its cherry blossom season.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Resplendent gardens. Most of the weeping cherry blossoms had fallen but the doubles were in full bloom. Splendid arboretum. Castle tower is nothing special in itself, but more a beautiful backdrop for the remaining cherry blossom, moat and water photos, and magnificant views of Mount Iwaki.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

this is a great place to visit, there is a lot of history to be seen here. It is a peaceful walk around and through the park

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A nice visitor attraction in Hirosaki, consisting of the site of the castle with a few reconstructed turrets and castle tower and a number of entrance gates. Most of the park is free to walk around, with an entrance fee for the inner castle area which includes a small museum (interpretation all in Japanese). The park is beautiful at hanami/cherry... More 

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