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Hirosaki Castle

1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
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Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
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1 week ago
“Somewhat diminished ”
2 weeks ago
“Castle not yet moved back to original position”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 seen anywhere in Japan - even Kyoto. The castle...More

Thank Neville J
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 red bridge but I was shocked to find...More

Thank Apple_HK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was cheap to enter once in the surrounding park and necessary to pay the fee to get a good look at it. It was a little disappointing as the 'castle' was quite small and sparsely furnished.

Thank VirginAgent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to view sakura in full bloom during our visit to Hirosaki Castle. The cherry trees on the castle compound were mainly weeping ones pink in color as different from the other parts of the garden, so the payment of additional entrance fee...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worthwhile visitng. Some great views to the mountains as well. Lots of sakura to keep everyone happy!

Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During Cherry blossom season a beautiful place to visit. To be clear the castle itself is gone. Only one of the towers remains. There are samurai houses of old north of the park, which is plus. The tower is under construction and in a temporary...More

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Too cold for the sakura to bloom, google to get dates for their Sakura festival. Shpuld be witjin 2 wks Castle/park is now preparing for this. Last year same time we came & it was in full bloom, wall to wall tourists but worth it...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Very disappointed. Confused by 2 prices to enter (most of the park is free. This "castle" is just a tower - a tiny place. The thing that particularly annoyed me was there is scaffolding and painting going on all over the place today (4th April...More

1  Thank Colin P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It was heavy snow when I arrived Hirosaki station. I access to Hirosaki Tourist Information Center on the 1st floor of Hirosaki station, The Tourist Information Center provide some boots for lending (No charge). I take Loop Bus to Hirosaki Castle.

Thank sakura r
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I would imagine that it looks spectacular if you visit during the sakura blooming period in May. Anytime else, and you may find that it's not worth the traveling time.

Thank RolleingStone
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Were the renovations still going on? (24th April 2017)
24 April 2017|
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Response from Heikki S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the renovations are still going on and are expected to last until 2023. The castle is expected to be put back into its original place by fall 2021.
桜まつりの期間は門を入ったところに臨時観光案内所があり、無料でボランティアさんが付き、1グループ1人ということで 私は一人旅なのに、2時間こちらの予定時間にあわせて、写真のスポットも教えていただき、市役所の屋上も連れってもらって ありがたかったのですが、丁寧な案内は、私一人独占するのは申し訳ないと思いました。私も気を使います。5人ぐらい集まれば、出発します。にすればいいかなと提案します。今年も兵庫県から行きます。
23 March 2017|
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Response from まさまさ | Reviewed this property |
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