Hirosaki Castle
Hirosaki Castle
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Martina1888
    Inverness, United Kingdom507 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hirosaki Castle
    You can get a combined ticket for the Castle, the Botanical Garden and the Fujita Memorial Garden. The views from the platforms on the castle grounds are great and inside the Castle tower there's a small exhibition about how the tower was templarily moved. I visited late September and there weren't too many other visitors.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 October 2023
  • b2run
    Ontario, Canada284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Japanese architecture
    While the castles of Europe are much more imposing, the Hirosaki Castle has nice grounds and typical Japanese architechture. You can get a pretty good view from the castle windows. It can get pretty crowded during cherry blossom festival and during the summer.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 March 2024
  • Lola K
    Miami, Florida5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dream come true
    The cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Castle are quite beautiful. Because it coincides with the Golden Week, there were huge crowds, so I had to queue for 38 minutes to enter the castle tower, but my dream of going up there was finally fulfilled. The cherry blossoms here seem to be everywhere for free. The pink cherry blossoms soften the solemnity of Hirosaki Castle and made me press the shutter frequently. I also tried different angles to capture different styles.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2024
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Lola K
Miami, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Castle are quite beautiful. Because it coincides with the Golden Week, there were huge crowds, so I had to queue for 38 minutes to enter the castle tower, but my dream of going up there was finally fulfilled.

The cherry blossoms here seem to be everywhere for free. The pink cherry blossoms soften the solemnity of Hirosaki Castle and made me press the shutter frequently. I also tried different angles to capture different styles.
Written 1 June 2024
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fizzy1991
Nashville, TN5,954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Pretty to look at but you can’t go inside. The park that surrounds this is beautiful and worth a stroll through. Parking is pretty far away and up a slight hill.
Written 5 May 2024
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b2run
Ontario, Canada284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
While the castles of Europe are much more imposing, the Hirosaki Castle has nice grounds and typical Japanese architechture. You can get a pretty good view from the castle windows. It can get pretty crowded during cherry blossom festival and during the summer.
Written 22 March 2024
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Jimmy Ong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Came here during winter and everything was covered with snow. Not sure why this castle is so small. They go a very good view of the mountain.
Written 26 February 2024
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Martina1888
Inverness, UK507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
You can get a combined ticket for the Castle, the Botanical Garden and the Fujita Memorial Garden. The views from the platforms on the castle grounds are great and inside the Castle tower there's a small exhibition about how the tower was templarily moved. I visited late September and there weren't too many other visitors.
Written 2 October 2023
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Alasdair M
Edinburgh, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Fascinating castle and park. the castle has been physically moved to allow the ramparts to be rebuilt. All very interesting from the construction aspect. Sadly we arrived a day or two too early to fully appreciate the cherry blossom surrounding the castle. Timing is everything!
Written 26 May 2023
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b2run
Ontario, Canada284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The entrance price is very cheap, but there is a second entrance price to get into the castle itself. The grounds are huge and filled with cherry trees. We went when the trees were in bloom and it was beautiful. There are some gates and the occasional spectacular view of the distant mountain. The castle itself isn't much. It's three stories high with some pictures on each floor. The stairs are very steep. You get a good view of the mountain from the top floor.
In some of the areas, there are vendors, mostly food, which are really interesting. We came across a musical performance with traditional Japanese instruments. We wandered around for between 1 - 1 1/2 hours. You don't need more than that.
Written 25 April 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
The expanse of the castle grounds, the number of trees, and the viewing platforms at the summit make up for the modest and unattractive castle keep's size. I visited in the winter off-season when there were a lot fewer people, but my buddy said that during the Sakura season, it is one of the busiest spots in Japan. You can get a close-up glimpse of the gates and watchtowers, which are still standing.
Written 28 March 2023
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Redflyer99
San Francisco, CA73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
The actual castle keep is fairly small and unimpressive but what is impressive is the size of the castle grounds, the viewing platforms at the top and the amount of trees. I went during the off season in winter where there were much less people but according to my friend it's packed during Sakura season as one of the most popular places in Japan. Gates and watch towers are still intact and can be viewed up close.
Written 9 November 2022
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Onyib
Las Pinas, Philippines188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The Sapporo Ice Festival may be bigger and more popular, but the snow lantern festival around Hirosaki Castle (first week of February) is less crowded and very quiet, too. Make sure you’re all bundled up before going, it gets pretty cold and take a short break at the Starbucks near the castle, it’s really pretty. Not sure if I missed the ticket gate but everything was for free, did not go into the tower, though.
Written 20 February 2020
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