Hirosaki Tourist Information


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Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

【2024. 4/12 - 5/5】

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival
2,600 cherry trees in bloom

Hirosaki Park is full of great places to view cherry blossoms.
Come walk through a tunnel of cherry blossoms and enjoy the view from a boat in the castle's west moat.

Place:Hirosaki Park
Access:About 30 min walk from JR Hirosaki Sta. About 15 min by using 100-yen Dotemachi Loop Bus

Cherry Blossom Festival Information (Details)
Cherry Blossom Festival (Japanese Page)
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Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival

【2024. 5/4 - 5/6】
Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival

Flowers of apples start blooming when cherry blossoms are about to fall.
Hirosaki City Apple Park offers a spectacular scenery of apple blossom orchard with Mt. Iwaki in the background.
Various attractions such as Tsugaru-shamisen live and hands-on experiences associated with apples including pressing apple flowers and apple peeling family competition are available.

Hirosaki Apple Blossom Festival (Japanese Page)

Place:Hirosaki Apple Park
Access:Get on the Karekitai, Soma Line Get off at Tokiwazaka Iriguchi bus stop
About 10 mins walk from that bus stop

Hirosaki Neputa Festival

【2024. 8/1 - 8/7】
Hirosaki Neputa Festival

The night sky is ablaze as the procession of vividly decorated floats winds through the streets and the air thunders with the poundings of the drums.
The city comes alive, awakened from the summer doldrums by the emotion and excitement of the Neputa Festival.

Hirosaki Neputa Festival (Japanese Page)

Access: Dotemachi Course/ 10-30 min walk from Hirosaki sta.
Ekimae Course / Near the Central Exit of Hirosaki sta.

Oyama Sankei

【2024.9/1 - 9/3】
Oyama Sankei

Oyama Sankei is a ceremony climbing to Mt. Iwaki in a group, on August1 by the old calendar. It is said to be established among ordinary people in the Edo Period. A large number of worshippers march holding golden sacred wands and colorful banners. Worshippers in white clothing keep calling "Saigi-Saigi" and head for Iwaki-yama Shrine. This ceremony was designated as a national important folk cultural property in 1984.

Place:From Hirosaki City Iwaki Branch to Iwaki-yama Shrine
Access:About 40min from JR Hirosaki Sta. by using a bus

Hirosaki Castle Chrysanthemum and Autumn Foliage Festival

【2024. 11/1 - 11/10】
Hirosaki Castle Autumn Chrysanthemum and Maple Leaf Festival

The castle grounds seethe with emotion as the brilliant autumn hues of 1,000 maple trees play off the deep green of the pines. You are also struck by the sharp scents of the chrysanthemums that adorn the dolls in the festival pavilions.

Place:Botanical Garden in Hirosaki Park
Access:About 15 min by using a 100-yen Dotemachi Loop Bus

2023 Hirosaki Castle Autumn Chrysanthemum and Autumn Foliage Festival Information

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

【2025. 2/7 - 2/11】
Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

The Hirosaki Castle Park site offers beautiful winter scenes that elicit a myriad of poetic winter visions. During the festival, 50 or so snow lanterns and about 300 snow statues beckon visitors into this fantasy winter world.

Place:Hirosaki Park
Access:About 15 min by using a 100-yen Dotemachi Loop Bus

2024 Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival Information

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