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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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  • Mt. Iwaki and hirosaki Castle and cherry blossoms, was the best. Wherever you go is the beautiful cherry blossoms in a nice place. Applying the technology to graft apples in Aomori, is cherry tree branches also better plenty of cherry trees blooming, is amazing.
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  • This is I went over the town faces a minimum of a location in Japan, 310 Japanese Yen advances to the pill, pills/f staircase is very narrow, the upper and lower floor be careful. Keep 閣 at 3/f, equivalent is also very small, now you outside the fortification.
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  • That made the news moving malt for the stone castle. Volunteer explains that his story was very friendly and helpful. Back on the stone castle seems to be after 4 years.
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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.
  • Got here just a bit early for the full cherry blossom bloom, but it was still very beautiful.

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Where to stay in Hirosaki

Though the urban sprawl of Hirosaki goes on for quite a way, the center of town where the accommodations can be found remains fairly meager. Next to the main train station, you'll find a set of standard, high-rise hotels, with some offering a few more facilities than others, including spas, pools, and restaurants. Look to the northwest for the more traditional establishments. Next to the castle and the park of cherry blossoms that surrounds it, the accommodations include some charmingly decorated "ryokan" (traditional guesthouses), and a couple of boutiques.
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