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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hirosaki Castle is the national important cultural property and it's a must see if you visit Horosaki City. The castle is not very big, but it's so neat and picturesque that it leaves a good impression on you. The castle was originally built in 1611...More

Thank iamkobusingye
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is in all the pictures you see, so you might as well get your own photo! They don't tell that the building has been moved for repair works, so getting that perfect picture is a little harder but still possible. Was there for the...More

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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 16 May 2017

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 11 May 2017 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 6 May 2017

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 30 April 2017

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

Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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
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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.

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