Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki

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Take a stroll through Hirosaki Park, a large public green space in the middle of town known for its large and storied castle. The castle, built in 1611 and reconstructed in 1810, acted as a base for the town's dominant Tsugaru clan, before its surrender to the Meiji government during the restoration. Its wood and stone form cuts an imposing figure over the cherry trees, scenic moats, and well-maintained traditional Japanese gardens that surround it. The Aomori apples sold from stalls around the park are a real treat. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Hirosaki holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Hirosaki Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you are traveling from hirosaki station and bus. To take a walk in renovations Castle is great, but just good. Aligned on both sides was not blooming cherry trees, cherry trees is pleasant.
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  • August 10, 2017
    "Japan 100 meijo hopping" hirosaki Castle is round 2. Also mentioned is the castle itself. Now, from hirosaki station aims rent a car park. Takes about 15 minutes. We visited on Sunday entered the summer break at the end of July. Hirosaki City tourist museum basement before the annals 9:30, so we can imagine how crowded is the parking 停memasu car rental. Was still there. I wonder how the time of cherry blossoms? Now, leaving the parking lot and front is the annals. Castle Park can only write because the mentioned that. It is wide. In the walk. It is hot and not in the shade of a tree in summer. In the park there are ones of Tsugaru clan (one of the biggest is the hirosaki Castle!). History enthusiasts is not only the hirosaki Castle, and walking around to all corners of the Park I have found. There is no such vending machines, water has walk in the summer. It is summer vacation Sunday was free.  While construction is the Castle? It is the largest "cherry Festival" I guess. Bring home the next cherry tree is the one we came to the Festival. Admission is required within the Castle enters into the Park is free of charge.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Beautiful when filled with cherry blossom trees and blooming flowers when you would be thought. Spacious park is very nice, laid-back fun atmosphere.
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  • May 16, 2017
    Beautiful park. Very big and a great place during sakura time. Fun filled festival along with the old fort honmaru. Must visit place in aomori prefecture.
  • February 5, 2017
    A well-kept castle park boasting one of the most impressive cherry blossom festivals in Japan. Includes an attached arboretum (entry fee) that is recommended for a visit. Conveniently reached via Hirosaki station, either by bus, taxi or 20-30min walk depending on pace.
  • May 9, 2017
    A gorgeous park in the spring. Get's oretty crowded, but overall has some amazing sights, and places to relax.
  • April 23, 2017
    Gorgeous sakura blossoms, epic views of Mount Iwate, the famed Sakura Matsuri at the end of April, the poignant castle ruins... Our visit was exactly timed at all the right reasons to definitely put this on top of my most favorite places!
  • June 15, 2017
    Visited during cherry blossom festival. Wonderful crowd and lively atmosphere

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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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