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Hirosaki Castle

1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
+81 172-33-8739
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Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide
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“cherry blossoms” (22 reviews)
“full bloom” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
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+81 172-33-8739
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"cherry blossoms"
in 22 reviews
"full bloom"
in 8 reviews
"under renovation"
in 3 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"yen bus"
in 3 reviews
"surrounding park"
in 3 reviews
"original place"
in 2 reviews
"original site"
in 2 reviews
"heavy snow"
in 2 reviews
"temporary location"
in 2 reviews
"perfect picture"
in 2 reviews
"memorial garden"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"under repair"
in 2 reviews
"edo period"
in 2 reviews
"aomori station"
in 2 reviews
"late april"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there after the blooming (1 week late). The remain cherry blossom is colourful but should be much better during blooming. The castle is quite small and not look wow without cherry blossom.

Thank rithlaksi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wet day, very crowded. The step type ladders going up into the tower levels were very steep & narrow. Would not recommend for those with mobility issues. This is not the original Castle as it was burnt down after being hit by...More

Thank travella2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our cruise ship docked for a day in aomori. from the ship we walked about 20 min. to the train station. the train ride was about 45 min. ( $17 R/T) then you catch the local bus ( $1.) 10 min. ride to castle. admission...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 3-storey tower, built in 1811 following destruction of earlier ones, it the main relic of the castle, plus noted old gates & bridges. One can climb the tower and see the (good) views, but the most fascinating aspect for me was the display, including...More

Thank ignatius455
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

steep steps to climb and limited as to how many people can go in at a time. port holes to view out of were small. it was best to get scenic views from overlook rail just outside of the castle. it was an empty shell...More

Thank Tashita2014
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

My wife and I visited Hirosaki Castle in late April 2018 while on vacation from Canada. We took the shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori station (3.5 hours), then a local JR train from Shin-Aomori to Hirosaki. It is about a 30 minute walk from the...More

Thank Kioritraveller
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

What a beautiful place to see the cherry blossom! There is about 2000 trees around the park surrounding the Hirosaki Castle. It was just surreal the beauty of the scenery! We were very lucky because we visited on April the 23rd, 2018 and the trees...More

Thank RichardQ_11
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Touring the Tohoku area during hanami, this is the best place we visited. The festival appears to be well organized with numerous volunteers to answer questions. Everyone was quite nice and helpful. The food stalls are varied and we ate lunch and 2 dinners at...More

1  Thank tsukikenn
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The castle has been moved from the moat wall so it is not as picturesque. However it is surrounded by beautiful cherry trees and this is where there is a perfect view of M Iwaki which is quite captivating, snow capped.

Thank Rebecca L
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Wish we had more than an hour to explore this place. The castle is beautiful outside, though not much to the inside. The surrounding lands were lovely and peaceful. It would be a great place to stroll through on a leisurely walk

1  Thank Jidgipidgi
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Vanessakwok
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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