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The castle tower used to splendid five story tower which stand on the southwestern of castle’s keep. But this tower was hit by lightning and burnt down.
They tried to rebuild but five story towers was prohibited with the low of One Castle per Province then.
Unwillingly, they rebuilt corner tower to build three story castle towers.

Hirosaki castle tower is not that big but it’s the only one castle tower in Tohoku area which rebuilt at Edo Period. This castle tower familiar as the Hirosaki Symbol.

Address
1 Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori 036-8356 
Tel
General Incorporated Foundation Hirosaki City Midori Association
0172-33 -8733
Hirosaki City Park and Green Land Sector 0172-33-8739
Fax
General Incorporated Foundation Hirosaki City Midori Association
0172-33-8799
Open
[Paid Area and Hours]
Honmaru/Kita no Kuruwa Area 9:00~17:00 (April 1st~November 23rd)
Botanical Garden 9:00~18:00 (Tickets are sold until 17:30)
*During the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival the paid hours are extended.
Closed
(Winter Closing) November 24th~March 31st
Price
[Entrance Fee]
Honmaru/Kita no Kuruwa Area Adult 310(¥250) Child 100(¥80)
(Honmaru/Kita no Kuruwa Area can be accessed for free during November 24th~March 31st)
Botanical Garden Adult 310(¥250) Child 100(¥80)

[Common Ticket (Honmaru/Kita no Kuruwa Area, Botanical Garden, Fujita Memorial Garden)]
Adult 510(¥460) Child 160(¥130)
*Prices in ( ) are discounted prices for groups with 10 people or more.

Free Wi-Fi

Countable time
7:00 - 17:00
Area
inside Hirosaki Park
Security Key
wi-fi&hirosaki
Network Name(SSID)
hirosaki-wireless

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival 2016

Saturday April 16th – Thursday May 5th 2016
@Hirosaki Park

The well-known Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival is held at Hirosaki Castle (Hirosaki Park) annually between April 23rd and May 6th. The park fills with locals as well as visitors from other prefectures and countries.

Presently, Hirosaki Park is a home to 2600 trees with over 50 different types of cherry trees. First to bloom is the Somei Yoshino cherry blooms, followed by the Shidarezakura (Weeping Cherry), then finally the Yaezakura (Double Layer cherry). The cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Castle (Hirosaki Park) are unique as each branch produces more flowering buds due to a special pruning technique adopted from apple tree pruning. The cherry trees fill with beautiful blossoms.

Night illumination gives the blossoms a different beauty along with the Hirosaki Castle. The night cherry blossoms have been chosen as one of the best three in Japan.

More Information
about Hirosaki Park

In order to know more the charm of Hirosaki Park, please see these English sites.

Movie


Tebura de Kanokai – Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic without Hassle