Hirosaki Castle used to be a splendid five-story tower which stood on the southwestern part of the castle’s keep. The tower unfortunately burnt down when it was hit by lightning.
The Laws for the Military Houses at that time prohibited the tower from being rebuilt to its original grandeur and the castle tower was eventually rebuilt as the three story tower we see today.

Hirosaki Castle Tower is the only castle tower in Tohoku area which was rebuilt in Edo Period. The castle tower is a symbol of the city of Hirosaki.

1 Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori 036-8356
General Incorporated Foundation Hirosaki City Midori Association
Hirosaki City Park and Green Land Sector 0172-33-8739
General Incorporated Foundation Hirosaki City Midori Association
Opening Hours
[Paid Area and Hours]
Honmaru/Kita no Kuruwa Area: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (April 1st - November 23rd)
Botanical Garden: 9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. (Tickets are sold until 5:30p.m.)
*During the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival the paid hours are extended.
Closed period
(Winter Closing) November 24th - March 31st
[Entrance Fee]
Honmaru/Kita no Kuruwa Area
Adults ¥320 (¥250)
Children ¥100 (¥80)
(Honmaru/Kita no Kuruwa Area can be accessed for free during November 24th - March 31st)
Botanical Garden
Adults ¥320 (¥250)
Children ¥100 (¥80)

[Combo Ticket (Honmaru/Kita no Kuruwa Area, Botanical Garden, Fujita Memorial Garden)]
Adults: ¥520 (¥470)
Child ¥160 (¥130)
*Prices in ( ) are discounted prices for groups of 10 people or more.

Free Wi-Fi

Time Available
7:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Inside Hirosaki Park
Security Key
Network Name(SSID)

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival 2021

Friday April 23th – Wednesday May 5th 2021
@Hirosaki Park

The well-known Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival is held at Hirosaki Castle (Hirosaki Park) annually between April 23rd and May 5th. The park are always fills with locals as well as visitors from other prefectures and abroad.

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

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

More Information
about Hirosaki Park

For more information about the charm of Hirosaki Park, please take a look at these English sites.


Tebura de Kanokai – Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic without Hassle