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Hirosaki Castle

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Address: 1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
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Beautiful castle and park grounds

Traveled here as part of a tour from a cruise ship. The park grounds are green and beautiful. The castle is an excellent example of this type of architecture. This is a lovely way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the castle and park. We took a bus from the JR station. You pay to enter the area where the main castle structure that was moved to repair the foundation area is accessible. The gates are very impressive, too.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely one of the world most beautiful place. Must see place if in north Japan at sakura season. I had a strollers for my son, which made castle walk a little bit challenging. But japanese people are always so helpfull and got help getting up the stairs to the castle. The view.. Oh my it was like from a dream.... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled here as part of a tour from a cruise ship. The park grounds are green and beautiful. The castle is an excellent example of this type of architecture. This is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours in the Japanese Countryside.

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penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to notice that all Japanese castles were built based on a similar architecture. The unique feature about Hirosaki castle is that it is nestled with Mount Iwaki, making it looks grand and more beautiful! The many cherry trees around just perfected it! A must go when in Aomori!

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Thank rohizani
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excelent place to visist anytime of the year. There is a place in front of the castle that you take the pictures. My suggestion is take the picture in sunset.

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Thank lalbuqu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle used to be just beside stone wall. But, it was damaged by the Tohoku earthquake. So, it was moved inside. We can get into the castle. It is three-storied castle. Stairs are very steep. The best season we would visit is spring, especially, during cherry blossoms are full.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The Hirosaki Castle in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan is beautiful as you approach from the tree-lined path. We traveled via the ship's free shuttle bus from the port of Aomori, Japan to a drop-off area a few blocks from the JR Station. We found our way to the station and purchased our tickets for 670Yen = $6+ US each. It... More 

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Thank luvcruzin2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Very pretty castle. I've never seen it in-person during the most popular 'cherry blossom season', but I've seen it a few other times throughout the year. It's very pleasant to walk around the gardens, and each season has a slightly different feel to it. I've been during the fall when all the leaves are changing colors, and also in the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were lucky to visit when the first snow of the year fell on Hirosaki. It was magical. The castle has been shifted from its original place on the moat to the center and we could see signs of the construction, but the heavy snow concealed it all. The park is nice and the red bridges looked stunning in the... More 

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Thank Scruffy A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The castle is closed in major bits can't see inside much. Great views if Hirosaki and left over cherry blossoms. I think May is a bit too late to see the cherry blossoms. Nice gardens around the castle. Half day to spend there is enough.

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