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Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

1 Shimo Shiroganecho | Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide
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A spring festival at Hirosaki Park, famous for its cherry blossoms and boasting 2,600 cherry trees in about 50 varieties, such as Weeping Cherry and Double-Flowered Cherry. Held every year between April 23rd and May 5th, it delights the eyes of tourists with its cherry tree tunnel and western moat dyed the color of cherry blossoms. The cherry trees illuminated at night seem to float magically and make for a different charm than in the daytime. Don't miss the flowering of such invaluable trees as Japan's oldest Yoshino cherry (planted in 1882) and largest circumference Yoshino cherry (a little over 5m).
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1 Shimo Shiroganecho | Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come there for cherry blossom festival which was a great place for sight seeing in Aomori. Should be bought a combo ticket to visit the Hirosaki castle and garden. It was a great festival in this park

Thank thaiminhson
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we only had 2 hours to visit this place & for the first hour it was drizzling rain. Even in the rain the cherry blossoms were still breathtaking & the rain didn't dampen the spirits of the visitors to the area. Thrilled that we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our ship docked in Aomori and from there we boarded a train to Hirosaki. Then a short shuttle ride to Hirosaki Park and we were in Cherry Blossom Heaven. There were a number of people in Hirosaki going to the Park and the City had...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a two-week spring flower chasing trip from mid- to late April. Tulips, nemophila, wisteria, rhododendron, shibazakura, peony, and, of course, the cherry blossom are the flowers to admire. For cherry blossom we went to Yamagata, Iwate, Akita, and the Hirosaki Park. Among these...More

Thank RobusTraveler
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

The cherry blossoms in Hirosaki Park is famed as one of the best sakura spots and the largest-scaled in Japan. They originate back to 1715, when the Tsugaru clan requisitioned 25 Kasumizakura cherry trees from Kyoto and planted them in the grounds of Hirosaki Castle,...More

Thank Soo K
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

After having just missed hanami around south of Japan we were thrilled to catch this park at prime sakura viewing time. It was absolutely gorgeous, with the backdrop of snow topped mountain and the castle itself. We took literally hundreds of photos and did not...More

1  Thank LMCM111
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I have lived in Japan for three years and have been to many popular places for cherry blossom season, including Kyoto, and visiting Hirosaki has been on my list for the last year. I have visited nine Japanese castles, this is my 10th. This is...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Was lucky enough to be here right at the right time for the opening of Hanami. If you like flowers and don’t mind baby pink, white and hot pink (or you love those colors) you’ll love being surrounded by the 2600 cherry tree blossom. It...More

2  Thank Rebecca L
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for antimainstream place yet beautiful cherry blossoms line to enjoy hanami, so Hirosaki is the choosen place. Located in the northern part of honshu island, this area is ideal for photographer hunter to find perfect part of shooting cherry blossom tree. For...More

1  Thank Flo F
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

my best sakura experience in Tohoku - Hirosaki park and castle are just gorgeous during the full blossom period. It is fabulous to see the different varieties of cherry trees (don't miss the less crowded small botanical garden in the park where you can enjoy...More

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Response from Bundtlust | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the festival is every day through May 5.
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66JJ
13 August 2017|
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Response from Flo F | Reviewed this property |
I went there at end of April. It was hanami (cherry blossom season). Please check the Hirosaki tourism information website. They will announce the date for cherry blossom party.
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