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Hirosaki Park

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Hirosaki Park

559 Reviews
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1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8356 Aomori Prefecture
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Hirosaki Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Hirosaki Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hirosaki!<br><br>Set in the shadow of the impressive Mt. Iwaki, the historic town of Hirosaki is said to be the cultural capital of the prefecture. Its semi-rural setting is complemented by beautiful parks and temples, while the various boutique fashion stores, one-room bars, and stylish cafes create an impression of hip culture.<br><br>Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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John W wrote a review Mar 2020
454 contributions42 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Yan C wrote a review Nov 2019
Hong Kong, China798 contributions179 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Warner L wrote a review Nov 2019
Pasadena, California660 contributions117 helpful votes
There is not just a castle there, There is an excellent arboretum with a good cross section of the local plants.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Labrys-JapanDream wrote a review Jul 2019
Mandello del Lario, Italy1,800 contributions23 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Paul L wrote a review Jun 2019
Hong Kong, China226 contributions30 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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