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Hirosaki Castle

1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
+81 172-33-8739
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Castle isn't visible from every corner of the park, and you actually have to pay to enter just the castle grounds. Matsumoto Castle is far more majestic and the park is free to enter. You only pay to enter the castle.

Thank chongchungpuo91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle was still positioned in the temporary site waiting to move back to the original site upon completion of the foundation works there. Nonetheless there was a separate experience when we visited the place in Oct because we found that there was "apple" display...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is a nice, easy castle to ascend. The stairs are very steep, but it only took about 5 minutes to reach the top and explore the floors. Unlike the other castles we visited in Japan, there was no steep hill to climb, so if...More

Thank leppaenat
Reviewed 1 October 2017

They've moved the tower to repair and fortify the base and wall. It may take a few more years before they can reset the tower. This castle park is still beautiful all year round. Of course, I would like to see the famous cherry blossoms....More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Hirosaki Castle is the national important cultural property and it's a must see if you visit Horosaki City. The castle is not very big, but it's so neat and picturesque that it leaves a good impression on you. The castle was originally built in 1611...More

Thank iamkobusingye
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is in all the pictures you see, so you might as well get your own photo! They don't tell that the building has been moved for repair works, so getting that perfect picture is a little harder but still possible. Was there for the...More

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Visited the Hirosaki Castle Park in the middle of the Hanami festival. It was very busy but still beautiful and relaxing on a perfect day. The most extensive collection of trees in full blossom we had seen anywhere in Japan - even Kyoto. The castle...More

Thank Neville J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were so looking forward to seeing the cherry blossom but we picked the wrong week. We were one week late and there were not much flowers too see. When approaching the castle, we found the iconic red bridge but I was shocked to find...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

It was cheap to enter once in the surrounding park and necessary to pay the fee to get a good look at it. It was a little disappointing as the 'castle' was quite small and sparsely furnished.

Thank VirginAgent
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were lucky to view sakura in full bloom during our visit to Hirosaki Castle. The cherry trees on the castle compound were mainly weeping ones pink in color as different from the other parts of the garden, so the payment of additional entrance fee...More

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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.