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Address: 61 Kamenokomachi, Hirosaki 036-8332, Aomori Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 172-39-1511
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$136*
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Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide

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Entered with low expectations and left very impressed. We were just in time to see a shamisen performance. The sound is very powerful and different to the more refined style... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Entered with low expectations and left very impressed. We were just in time to see a shamisen performance. The sound is very powerful and different to the more refined style found in southern Honshu. There was also a chance to play some taiko (drums), and see the creations used in the neputa festival up close. To top it off there's... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Traveled here with a tour from a cruise ship. A great way to spend an hour or so listening to drums, watching local Artisans at work, feeding fish in the pond, and walking around the shops. The art displayed here is absolutely breathtaking. The drama experience is interesting however it's very hard to understand the explanation of the music given... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Nebuta and Neputa are same meaning. The difference is just a pronunciation of Japanese dialect of sleepy. There are many styles of Neputa in Aomori prefecture. The Hirosaki-styled Neputa is in this museum. The big fan shaped Neputa is about 10m in hight. We can enjoy Japanese drums and Shamisen performance.

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Geneva,IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Here you find many of the floats carried in festivals in the area,. They are just stunning, and it has lit each float beautifully I couldn't stop taking pictures!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

A group of friends and I went to Tsugaruhan Neputa Mura and we had a great time learning about Hirosaki’s culture. The Neputa Mura (Neputa Village) is a museum on the culture of Hirosaki. Visitors can take part in some of the cultural activities. When we entered the museum, we were treated to a taiko (Japanese drums) performance. This was... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were on a tour of Aomori which included the beautiful park, the castle, followed by a delicious Japanese lunch. After we had some free time and we stumbled upon Nebuta village. It was not quite a museum, but a kind of exhibition hall combined with a work shop. There were some big, beautiful drums and visitors to try beating... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I don't know if there's other method. It was about 15 min walk from Hirosaki Park and was hard to reach. The admission charge is 550 yen. What I received was a drum roll, a brief explanation and looking around. They were not that impressive for me. The guide was quite kind and friendly, though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to this museum. I thought it might be similar to the one in Aomori but it has more cultural activities such as playing taiko drums, a traditional Japanese string instrument and seeing the spinning tops. Not much English but the staff are very nice and try to explain things to you. Only bad point compared to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to characterize this place. It's not a museum, nor is it an amusement park. It's an experience. Visitors begin with a little explanation of neputa, and how they differ from the nebuta of neighboring Aomori. Then they are treated to a bit of the music and drumming of the festival. After that visitors are free to wander through... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Walking through the Hirosaki Park I could hear drumming and wondered where it was coming from. After literally stumbling upon this attraction after walking through the historical houses found out where the drumming was coming from. We knew nothing about this place at all, but there was 2 large tourist buses outside and thought lets just have a look. Only... More 

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