Sakura at Hirosaki Castle

Travel Information


Hirosaki Castle (弘前城の桜) is the best Sakura Spots located in Aomori. There are about 2,600 Sakura trees in this castle that bloom late April. It is also chosen as 100 best Sakura spots. During the season, there is a Sakura Festival. You can enjoy various kinds of Sakura here.

Tourist Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Apr. 1 to Nov.23: Admission fee is 300 yen for adult and 100 yen for kids. (there is group discount)
Time: 9:00 to 17:00
April 23 to May 5: Open until 21:00

0. at Hirosaki Station.
1. walk west 30 min. or use the bus.

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Sakura at Hirosaki Castle
Hirosaki Castle (弘前城) is one of 12 existed original castle that remains since Sengoku period. It is located in Hirosaki, Aomori. Hirosaki castle was constructed in 1611 by Tsugaru Tamenobu and his son Nobuhira. The gates and keeps, including Tenshukaku are the original construction built in the early Edo period. It is one of the most popular Sakura Castle in Japan. In early May, about 2,600 Sakura bloom beautiful flowers.