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Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki

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Castle Tourist Spot
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. By using our Hirosaki itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Hirosaki Castle and other attractions in Hirosaki.
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  • This is in all the pictures you see, so you might as well get your own photo! They don't tell that the building has been moved for repair works, so getting that perfect picture is a little harder but ...  more »
  • Visited the Hirosaki Castle Park in the middle of the Hanami festival. It was very busy but still beautiful and relaxing on a perfect day. The most extensive collection of trees in full blossom we had...  more »
  • We were so looking forward to seeing the cherry blossom but we picked the wrong week. We were one week late and there were not much flowers too see. When approaching the castle, we found the iconic re...  more »
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  • Awesome place. Here you can see how modern technology was used to preserve a historically important monument. Also very well designed for setting around. The interesting thing is that they actually shifted the whole monument from one place to another and yet it is preserved.
  • Castle is nice but very small. Also stairs in castle are very hard to climb. Take caution! The surrounding area is very beautiful. Recommended to see during cherry blossom festival
  • Well recommend in late April.One of the most famous cherry blossom spot in Japan.You can see great view of Iwaki mountain over there.However Hirosaki castle is very small.
  • The castle grounds are beautiful. I would recommend coming from Sakura season to see the flowers, and buy food from the markets. However, a lot of the advertising for Hirosaki castle is photoshoped, giving an unrealistic perception of photos you will be able to get of the castle. Additionally, the castle has temporarily been moved off the main wall to perform repairs on the wall.
  • Beautiful sakura. Great view of Iwaki-san.