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Train station ??

San Diego
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Train station ??

We'll be arriving at the Aomori port area for one day on a Cruise Ship, and would like to take the train to "Hirosaki Castle" for the day .

Would anyone know how close the train station is to the port area ? Walking distance ??

Thanks

Srpilo

Vancouver, Canada
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for Tohoku, Hokkaido
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1. Re: Train station ??

Not sure where your cruise ship will dock but the nearest port area is just 5 min walk from the JR station.

http://goo.gl/maps/jX30k

But the new central pier area is about 15 min walk away.

http://goo.gl/maps/SXuAc

Even longer according to the following.

apic-aomori.jp/english/port/spot_walk.html

San Diego
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2. Re: Train station ??

Thanks for your reply..

Any experience by chance, of taking the train to Hirosaki ?

Srpilo

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Train station ??

No experience on the Aomori to Hirosaki rail journey as we drove to Hirosaki Castle. The direct train ride is about 30 to 45 min. Below is the present train schedule which may be slightly different after March/April.

www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/intervaltime.html…

Upon arriving in Hirosaki, to save the long walk to the castle there is a loop bus (100 yen/ride) going there in about 10-15 min.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3702.html

Japan
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4. Re: Train station ??

I found it very easy to get a taxi in Aomori, and that would get you to the train station quickly.

The ride into Hirosaki is very comfortable, not crowded at all, and the scenery is beautiful. Be sure to look off in the distance to see the mountains, especially Mt. Iwaki. Lots of legends about that mountain!

This page is good info for local sites: http://en.hkg.jp/list.html?category=7

On the right side of the page is a link to a good map, but you can also pick one up in the Hirosaki train station.

If you have time, you might stop in the Tsugaru Neputa Village just next to the castle grounds, to learn about the Neputa Festival, Tusgaru Shamisen (and watch a short live performance!), and other local crafts.

Otemon Square is another great place to visit, and still close to the castle. Full size floats from Neputa festival, local goods for sale, and a beautiful display showing the 40 steps to creating Tsugaru lacquer ware.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3706.html

Kawasaki Dye Works is also just next to the castle grounds. It is in a Tokugawa Era building, has been in the same family forever, they use the same old dye vats. Really nice people there, lots of beautiful items for sale.

I really enjoyed my visits to Hirosaki! Hope you have a grand time there!

5. Re: Train station ??

Hallo, where do I wait for the train to arrive in the morning after watching the festival nebuta? . The hotel is already booked.

Hope you can help me

thank you

Edited: 04 June 2017, 17:56
Melbourne, Australia
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6. Re: Train station ??

They have English signs at Aomori station, and they will say what platform to go to.

7. Re: Train station ??

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