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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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English first
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 30, 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 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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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kenneth C
Canberra, Australia
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108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

Thank Cynthia L
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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
Tokyo, Japan
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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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25 reviews
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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!

Thank jeju2015
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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!

Thank 246age

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