We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hirosaki Castle

1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
+81 172-33-8739
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 137.12*
and up
Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cherry blossoms” (20 reviews)
“full bloom” (7 reviews)
“entrance fee” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
+81 172-33-8739
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (557)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice, easy castle to ascend. The stairs are very steep, but it only took about 5 minutes to reach the top and explore the floors. Unlike the other castles we visited in Japan, there was no steep hill to climb, so if...More

Thank leppaenat
Reviewed 30 September 2017

They've moved the tower to repair and fortify the base and wall. It may take a few more years before they can reset the tower. This castle park is still beautiful all year round. Of course, I would like to see the famous cherry blossoms....More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 14 September 2017 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

1  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

Thank YTCHENG
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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Starbucks Coffee, Hirosaki Koenmae
61 reviews
.50 km away
Taisho Roman Tea Room
30 reviews
.50 km away
Kafukutei
15 reviews
.41 km away
Suimeiso
8 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hirosaki Park
410 reviews
.01 km away
Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival
86 reviews
.34 km away
Fujita Memorial Japanese Garden
86 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Vanessakwok
24 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
0
Votes

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Hirosaki