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Hirosaki Park

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Address: 1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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Dream cherry blossom viewing location

At the end of April this is probably the best location to enjoy cherry blossom viewing in a spactacular location (Sakura Matsuri). We enjoyed the snow/wind of petals, cherry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Lublin, Poland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

At the end of April this is probably the best location to enjoy cherry blossom viewing in a spactacular location (Sakura Matsuri). We enjoyed the snow/wind of petals, cherry blossom carpet in the moat and all types of sakura in bloom. We followed the custom of Japaneese people of picknicking under the trees and just took it slowly. The castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited hirosaki park & castle in end Apr 2015 when the cherry trees were in full blossom. It was so beautiful to walk around the park & river banks lined with cherry trees that we spent quite several hours there. The place was crowded but everyone was enjoying. It is highly recommended to start early as crowds started coming... More 

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Sydney
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The one think that doesn't change with the seasons is the castle. Hirosaki has two seasonal festivals. The snow lantern festival and is probably better known for being the best cherry blossom location in Japan. In a country where everything is referred to as "in the top three", this is high praise indeed, and completely justified. We have just spent... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The park will start maintenance work after Cherry Blossom Festival, so we booked a trip to Hirosaki. Train from Tokyo is about 3.5 hours to Aomori, then transfer to another train 30 min to Hirosaki. The Cherry blossom is awesome! Outer park is free, the ticket for tower is JPY310. It also has excellent night view (ticket is good for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It seems winter festival at this area is still for local people. I found out most of participants consisted of local Japanese people. During winter festival in Feb, you'll see many kamakuras (little igloos), snow crafts and snack stands. It will be really fun as a one day tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Read a great time in this park in winter. Beautiful Atmosphere. Super easy to get to with the 100 yen/ride loop bus. Make a visit to the tourist info office at JR Hirosaki station beforehand to get all the info. Extremely helpful staff with fairly good English. They also let us borrow gumboots for free!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What makes a remake castle so interesting? It's not an original, has no historical value and is pretty far out (no direct Shinkasen) It's not the castle, it's the castle framed in seasonal change. In spring, picture this, the pristine white castle framed by pink and white sakura blooms, bright red Japanese bridge. The moat surrounding the castle turned pink... More 

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Penang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Sakura blossom in Hirosaki park was really wonderful during our visit on 1/ May 2014. Even though the Sakura flower petals was already starting to drop from the tree, it also amazed us by forming a river of Sakura.... It really is the No.1 sakura in Japan...

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Sydney, Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While the cherry blossoms in full bloom would have been a highlight (one week too late...), the botanical garden, the many varieties of other cherry trees, the brightly painted red bridges where large snakes can be seen taking in the sun on the moat walls with the castle tower as a backdrop, make this a special place.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hirosaki Park and Castle Aomori was the Cruise ship port stop for railway access to the famous Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival in May. The Park was a Kaleidoscope of Pink and White Cherry Blossoms and was full of activity. Food and Craft tents lined the major routes within the park adding to the Festival atmosphere. The Hirosaki Castle of course... More 

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