Hirosaki Park

Hirosaki Park: Hours, Address, Hirosaki Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Hirosaki Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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John W
454 contributions
Sad winter park.
Mar 2020 • Solo
Hirosaki Park is a sad sight in winter, and early March is still winter here. The main attractions, including the botanical garden, are closed. Snow patches remain on the soggy ground and the deciduous trees are bare. The park is almost devoid of people. It will be so much nicer in a few weeks when the sakura blossoms. And sadly the work of rebuilding a section of the wall, which I saw two years ago, does not seem to have made much progress.
Two upsides: there are no crowds and you can wander freely, and there is no admission charge.
Written March 4, 2020
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Yan C
Hong Kong, China794 contributions
Plenty to enjoy
Oct 2019 • Couples
The park is famous for its cherry blossom in Spring. To visit it in autumn is equally enjoyable. First of all, there are much less visitors. You do not have to push your way through the crowds as during the sakura season. There is a moat surrounding the park. By end October, the trees lining the moat have mostly changed their colours. A stretch of orange/ yellow leaves make up an amazingly beautiful scene. The highlights in the park are the Hirosaki Castle, the Botanical Garden, and the Fujita memorial park (which is outside but just adjacent to the Hirosaki Park). They are worth visiting. Visitors can purchase a joint ticket for all three. The Hirosaki Park itself is quite huge and there are insufficient lightings after dark. Better to visit in the day time.
Written November 9, 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA668 contributions
BIG AND PLENTY TO SEE
Nov 2019
There is not just a castle there, There is an excellent arboretum with a good cross section of the local plants.
Written November 5, 2019
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Labrys-JapanDream
Mandello del Lario, Italy1,886 contributions
Beautiful park in the heart of the city
Apr 2019 • Friends
I visited the park in winter, completely covered by snow, and in spring, even if early for the full bloom. Both seasons are great for strolling, but I loved winter the most, with thousands of lanterns in the snow, the red bridges in contrast and the castle as a precious frame.
Written July 22, 2019
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Paul L
Hong Kong, China226 contributions
A better place to see Cherry Blossom than Tokyo
Apr 2019 • Couples
Visited there in late April, luckily can see the full bloom of some cherry trees. If time allowed, will stay there longer to take more photos of the other cherry trees. Unfortunately, missed the flower carpet (花筏) (the petals on the surface of water). Hope have a chance to visit there again. During the cherry blossom period, there'll be boat landing near the Hirosaki Park West Moat.
Written June 4, 2019
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streetdragon
Manchester, UK158 contributions
Last chance to see cherry blossom!!
May 2019 • Friends
We arrived in southernJapan late in the cherry blossom season but were advised that the cherry blossom festival would be at its peak at Hirosaki .
There were large crowds but they added to the magic of the experience . Such simple and natural beauty being celebrated by so many people was wonderful to behold.
There were very light showers and gentle breezes that shook the pink petals from the trees creating a damp confetti that was a delight to walk through.
I shall almost certainly never experience such a moment again in my life but I am thankful that I have been fortunate enough to experience the event and understand why it means so much to the Japanese people.
Written May 22, 2019
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Eric J
Munich5,848 contributions
Popular, and for a good reason!
Apr 2019 • Solo
I bicycled in from the Mt. Iwati area and as I rode along the river and saw scores of tour busses parked along the river flats it was clear that there would be a lot of people there! Good thing I cycled, there was a large traffic jam. The gardens were packed with people enjoying the cherry blossoms, which were in peak bloom. The small hills and the water features added to the layout to make a beautiful scene. I had tried to book a room in Hirosaki more than ten months earlier but there was nothing. Now I saw why.
Written May 9, 2019
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teresalegg
Democratic Republic of the Congo110 contributions
Amazing visit in spring when the blossoms are out
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is a must see park when the cherry blossoms are in bloom during April. The trees are full and magnificent. There is a lot of food and things to buy on sale during the Cherry Blossom Festival in April. The tree are lit up very beautifully at night which is very romantic and beautiful to see.
Well worth a visit
Written May 7, 2019
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thGrassyKnoll
United States151 contributions
Best for sakura season!
Apr 2019 • Couples
We visited just before golden week on the hunt for sakura and were so thrilled to see thousands of blossoming trees in this park! If you’re visiting a little late in the season and want reliable viewing, catch a Shinkonsen up and get a local train or a cab over from the Shin-Aomori station.

Plan to spend about 4-5 hours here during the sakura festival - a perfect day trip.
Written May 7, 2019
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Greg & Fiona Scott
London, UK153 contributions
Sakura Season
Apr 2019 • Friends
If you miss the best of the Cherry Blossoms in Central Honshu, then catch the Shinkansen up to Hirosaki for the night - the blossoms in the park, in and around the castle, are soooo beautiful. It was raining when we visited, but that didn’t dampen our spirits.
Written May 4, 2019
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