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Hirosaki Castle

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1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

A beautiful castle worth visiting. It is smaller than others and the interior has been converted into a museum of sorts. The museum mostly shows the design and other aspects of the castle itself and is not filled with many artifacts such as swords, armor,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Charles W
Reviewed January 12, 2019

don't rush, enjoyed strolling from the entrance to the castle... spend half a day here and appreciate the nature

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank abdrahmanr
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited this in the first week of December and it was covered in deep snow. The outer garden is wide and beautiful. While I have never been there during Sakura season I can only imagine how beautiful it would be. Notes to fellow travelers: While...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank girishpde
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Restoration works on the wall foundations for Hirosaki Castle had been done for a few years and still currently under active progress. The 3-stories high castle was temporarily placed at 75-meter distance and a temporary staircase was built up by the side for viewing the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Its the smallest we visited in Japan, yet the architecture is still interesting and worth the visit. Can consider to visit after 5 pm, and to wait until night fall, that will present another kind of view with lighting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leung L
Reviewed October 24, 2018

The setting is a beautiful park inside several massive gates. The castle itself has temporarily been moved 75 meters from its normal location because part of a massive wall on which the castle was sitting began to bow out so needed to be rebuilt. As...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Hirosaki Castle sprawling grounds are spectacular during spring cherry blossom season with over 2000 mature trees, botanical gardens, bright red bridges crossing moats and waterways. The small 3 story castle has been temporarily relocated to shore up the original foundation. It is virtually a shell...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

The castle is in the process of being restored after the move. It is interesting form the outside, but not great. It is in the center of the park and is the reason the park was set aside--that and the desire to have 2,600 beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Currently significant portion of the castle wall is under construction. One of my favorite things about this castle complex are striking red bridges over the moats leading up to the castle. Castle is relatively small, only 3 floors and has been seismically retrofitted with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

We were on a cruise ship which docked in Aomori, so decided to take the local train up to Hirosaki for the day. Much better, cheaper, more fun and more flexible than using an excursion offered by the ship. The castle grounds are part of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Fearless53129
April 3, 2019|
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Response from 2CAtravelers | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any train lines near the castle and park. I don't recall seeing a train station anywhere near the dock either. I would be concerned that you'd be spending so much time trying to use the train that you'd miss... More
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Yes, the renovations are still going on and are expected to last until 2023. The castle is expected to be put back into its original place by fall 2021.
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