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Hirosaki Park

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Address: 1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 172338739
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Especially spring and fall

This is a very nice area especially in spring when cherry blossoms are blooming, and fall with fall colors. The castle itself is rather small and not much exhibition in it. At the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Masumi Y
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204 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It isn't a very big park and during Autumn it isn't looking at its best. But it is a nice walk and runners use it for short jogs. The castle adds another layer of interest but even it's still under reconstruction at the moment.

Thank Dale T
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice area especially in spring when cherry blossoms are blooming, and fall with fall colors. The castle itself is rather small and not much exhibition in it. At the moment,the rock walls are under repair. The moved the castle without breaking it! The way they do is simply amazing.

Thank Masumi Y
Garden Grove, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cherry blossom season is the best. However winter time is ok if you ski. Mt iwaki is the place to go.

Thank Don T
Aomori, Japan
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250 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Hirosaki Park is a large, scenic, interesting, and well-established free public park. The late-April cherry blossoms are gorgeous; it's no wonder they attract such crowds. They are every bit as nice as Tokyo's! But the park is still worth exploring even if you don't happen to view the sakura blossoms, The festival of mums and fall foliage in mid-autumn is... More 

Thank Andrew1234
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

Beautiful scenery, very well planned park for general public. One of the best place to enjoy sakura ~

Thank fanlisa
Whitehorse, Canada
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385 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The park is huge and there are many picturesque areas. It's the centre of town so very easy to access. The castle itself requires tickets to access but it is currently closed while they rebuild the foundation and move it slightly. I believe it will reopen in 2016? I didn't bother paying to get closer to the castle. The picture... More 

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243 reviews
107 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

No cherry blossoms, of course, when we were there in the middle of summer but the park was still nice and green. We took the local train from Aomori to Hirosaki, then took the 100Y loop bus to the park. We managed to spend an hour walking around this park even in the summers heat. Like all the castles we... More 

Thank ROCruiser
Canberra, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We entered the park through thesouthern gate on a hot and humid day in mid-July. The actual gate itself was something to marvel at. It was made of wood and stood imposing as a sentry to the park. Once inside the park, there were many varieties of trees some of which were hundred of years old. The Sakura flowers were... More 

Thank Cynthia L
Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

In the end of April when everywhere else cherry has blossomed and fallen of the trees in Hirosaki park it is just the beginning of the hanami season. Since it is in the North of Japan sakura here has this amazing light pink shade. The castle, the red bridge and this color are amazing together. The sakura tunnel on the... More 

Thank Jane S
Lublin, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank Kaja M

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