Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki

Sitting above a sea of cherry trees, Hirosaki Castle represents a rare intact example of an authentic hirayama-style Japanese castle. First constructed with 5 floors in 1611 and reduced to 3 levels in accordance with Edo Shogunate law after being struck by lightning, the castle and its grounds became a National Historic Site in 1952. Embodying the classic aesthetic of a Japanese castle, the structure features fortified moats, gates, and a grand interior. The surrounding park offers plenty of scenic trails and rental rowboats to experience the castle from a different viewpoint. Hirosaki Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Hirosaki Edition.
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  • Is not so big, but Sakura was stunning. There were a lot of people if you go mimashitara, early in the morning, you do these exercises.
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  • 1 out of JR Hong, after a 20-minute walk along the 17 line of the county road, you can reach the city of the outer guard River in the former city of Hong. 2 The former city is very large, can generally be from the pursuit of the door or the east of the city; 3 The city is full of cherry, so it is best to warm the spring flowers, appreciating the river of a pink; 4 in the summer of 2015, The city days of Hong Ishigaki The translation works, now the part of the section is in the maintenance; 5 When I went there, it was a pity that the door was closed and it would not be opened until April 1.
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  • I am the winter to Hong before the city, winter is also not a wind, the land is very large, from the Hong front of the bus station on the Japanese dollar hundred buses can be reached, the winter to remember to wear a little warmer, the name of the snow is not called fake.
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  • The castle itself isn't much of an attraction. The real show is its surrounding courtyard, and it's absolutely stunning when the leaves turn red in autumn. There's enough space for both the locals and the tourists, unlike the more popular castles further south, so the tranquil atmosphere remains unspoiled.
  • Great area to tour. Especial this time when the castle is being shifted from its original place for renovation that will take 10 years.
  • If your coming from Amori by train there is a English friendly bus service from Hirosaki JR station that doesn't show up on Google maps. There are English maps on the side of the big sign just outside the central entrance. Take the D100 bus from stop 1 and get off at stop 14. The bus costs 100 yen, paid when you get off. There are screens on the bus indicating the stop for the castle park.
  • I love the Japanese castles. Probably a nice visit at just about any time of the year, even on a miserable rainy day when I went.
  • Beautiful reconstructed Edo period castle in the heart of a wonderful park. Currently undergoing some renovation work. Amazing place to visit during the Sakura festival in late spring.

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