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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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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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  • Visited here in late-April, perfect timing for the cherry blossom. Crowded but worth it. This is a beautiful park at this time of year.  more »
  • When sakura is over in southern parts, Hirosaki is the place to visit. Wonderful, beautiful park. Peaceful spots and active business areas. Castle is now under some repair, but still worth visiting he...  more »
  • We were there on April 28, took the train and then bus from Aomori, stood all the way due to the crowds, and it was totally worth it. The whole bus let out a big "wow" when we arrived, because the sce...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A gorgeous park in the spring. Get's oretty crowded, but overall has some amazing sights, and places to relax.
  • 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!
  • Visited during cherry blossom festival. Wonderful crowd and lively atmosphere