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Former Hirosaki City Library

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Former Hirosaki City Library

137 Reviews
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2-1 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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Warner L wrote a review Nov 2019
Pasadena, California660 contributions111 helpful votes
This is a building that shouldn't be missed for its exterior. The interior is furnished in period, but the outside is what got me.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Yan C wrote a review Nov 2019
Hong Kong, China800 contributions162 helpful votes
An old western style building used formerly as the city library and now used as a display museum. The white-walled building has three storeys, constructed about 100 years ago. Inside are displayed some old furniture and old books and publications. Nothing very interesting, though. Admission is free.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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hfot2 ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒธ wrote a review Mar 2019
Vermont5,903 contributions1,148 helpful votes
Hirosaki had an abundance of buildings in the Western/Japanese hybrid style from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of them are around an open plaza across and above the main entrance to the castle. If you canโ€™t visit all of these buildings, you can get a quick and miniature view of many of the historic structures by wandering around to the back of the library. There are replicas of the historic structures placed along a walkway on the grassed area behind the library in the historic compound. There is a descriptive board with information about each. Some of the buildings themselves are open to the public, as the City Library is, and others we could not get into but we could look into the windows to get a glimpse of the past. Worth a visit for lovers of older buildings. The place gives you a real sense of history and days gone by.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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51KNG wrote a review Jul 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a lovely old building if you are into architecture of old buildings. Nice miniatures of other buildings in the compound. Right next to Otemon Square where the new library is now. I love the old and the new siting side by side in harmony - so Japan.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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a_mamoru wrote a review Jun 2016
31 contributions11 helpful votes
I am not sure the history of his library. The building itself is really beautiful. Admission is free. I just stopped by the library. It is small, so we can see entire building easily.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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