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Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

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A spring festival at Hirosaki Park, famous for its cherry blossoms and boasting 2,600 cherry trees in about 50 varieties, such as Weeping Cherry and Double-Flowered Cherry. Held every year between April 23rd and May 5th, it delights the eyes of...more
1 Shimo Shiroganecho | Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is something we have wanted to see for 40 years (after we were in Washington DC at the cherry blossom peak) because all we had heard was, "...if you really want to see something special, you have to go to Japan!" We thought the...More

1  Thank 1234texas
Reviewed July 23, 2018

there is alot of stall which sell snack and food.. the takoyaki is delicious, it made from whole octopus, yummyyyy.. there is performance too and with the beautifull background, its so amazing

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We stayed two nights in Aomori, not knowing when we booked that there would be a Cherry Blossom festival nearby. So, we grabbed a local train for a day trip to Hirosaki. What a great experience to happen upon the opening of the Hirosaki Cherry...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Come there for cherry blossom festival which was a great place for sight seeing in Aomori. Should be bought a combo ticket to visit the Hirosaki castle and garden. It was a great festival in this park

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Unfortunately we only had 2 hours to visit this place & for the first hour it was drizzling rain. Even in the rain the cherry blossoms were still breathtaking & the rain didn't dampen the spirits of the visitors to the area. Thrilled that we...More

Thank travella2016
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Our ship docked in Aomori and from there we boarded a train to Hirosaki. Then a short shuttle ride to Hirosaki Park and we were in Cherry Blossom Heaven. There were a number of people in Hirosaki going to the Park and the City had...More

1  Thank LV2KNOW
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We had a two-week spring flower chasing trip from mid- to late April. Tulips, nemophila, wisteria, rhododendron, shibazakura, peony, and, of course, the cherry blossom are the flowers to admire. For cherry blossom we went to Yamagata, Iwate, Akita, and the Hirosaki Park. Among these...More

Thank RobusTraveler
Reviewed May 5, 2018

The cherry blossoms in Hirosaki Park is famed as one of the best sakura spots and the largest-scaled in Japan. They originate back to 1715, when the Tsugaru clan requisitioned 25 Kasumizakura cherry trees from Kyoto and planted them in the grounds of Hirosaki Castle,...More

Thank Soo K
Reviewed May 1, 2018

After having just missed hanami around south of Japan we were thrilled to catch this park at prime sakura viewing time. It was absolutely gorgeous, with the backdrop of snow topped mountain and the castle itself. We took literally hundreds of photos and did not...More

1  Thank LMCM111
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I have lived in Japan for three years and have been to many popular places for cherry blossom season, including Kyoto, and visiting Hirosaki has been on my list for the last year. I have visited nine Japanese castles, this is my 10th. This is...More

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April 23, 2018|
Response from Bundtlust | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the festival is every day through May 5.
August 12, 2017|
Response from Flo F | Reviewed this property |
I went there at end of April. It was hanami (cherry blossom season). Please check the Hirosaki tourism information website. They will announce the date for cherry blossom party.