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Hirosaki Park

Address: Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Hirosaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Great park with free access, lots of places to picnic or play sports. Cherry trees to admire in summer. Some historic buildings are inside the park, but it's mainly about the cherry trees and maple trees and getting away from the bustle of city life. Long walk from the train station, so take the loop bus if your legs can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Lovely! Went during the winter, our visit was quite rushed (we had to catch a train to another place), but nevertheless enjoyable. It was covered in snow and it was perfect!

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Really enjoyed the park at a time when the Chrysanthemum and Fall Foliage Festival was on display. The day we went was very very quiet, with hardly anyone around which suits us fine. Its a nice relaxing walk around the three moats and all the paths around the park, which included Japans oldest Somei Yoshino cherry blossom tree. Many of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Spectacular gardens within the Hirosaki Castle area. Spend a few hours wandering around the various areas then check out the main castle area. Also good to explore by bicycle. The lotus pond was a stand out view and in spring time the cherry blossom avenue walk along the boating lake would also be spectacular.

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