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Hirosaki Park

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Address: 1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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Beautiful Park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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 

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Canberra, Australia
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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 

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Moscow, Russia
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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 

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Lublin, Poland
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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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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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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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