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Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide

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    After leaving the designated departure location, the tour will start by heading to the southern part of Hirosaki Park. Hirosaki was once famous for having the castle of the Tsugaru clan, but during the Meiji era, it became also known for its western-style buildings.
    Aside from the natural sites, you will also tour sites where, historically, foreign teachers had come and learn about their teachings. It is here that Christianity was originally promoted in Japan. Western culture can be further seen in the European building styles on display. This unique style was born from the cultural enlightenment that Japan experienced during this time.
    After exploring the mansions and other structures, you will enjoy the main event of the tour, the cherry blossoms in Hirosaki Park.
    The blossoms are scattered across various places in Hirosaki Park and visited by two million people each cherry blossom season. Your guide will take you through the trees, stopping at the breathtaking vantage points.
    After the cherry blossom viewing, you will visit the merchant and samurai houses from the Edo period that remain in the northern part of the Hirosaki park. The attractions in this area are said to have been built 250 years or more ago by a wealthy merchant. You can still go in this building, known as "Ishiba's Residence," and see a merchant's home and shop from a long, long time ago. The store has the appearance of a high-class establishment, but with a dirt floor and feelings of history of the time that has gone by.
    Towards the end of the tour, you will visit the Tsugaruhan Neputa village. Here, at the Hirosaki Neputa exhibition, you’ll see demonstrations and get to experience the Tsugaru people’s crafts, live music and more, such as the Tsugaru shamisen. An all-around enjoyable experience of traditional culture of the Tsugaru people.
    Finally, you’ll have a light snack and discuss all the things you’ve experienced during your charming day in Hirosaki.
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    Reviewed 17 May 2019

    My husband and I, along with two of our closest friends, were fortunate enough to go on tour of Hirosaki Park with our guide, Atushi Nagasawa. We were personally greated at the port by Atushi and was escorted through the busy train station enroute to...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Arlene K
    Takeshi S, 支配人 at OMAKASE, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

    Thank you for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I am glad that you could see the beautiful scenery and enjoyed the whole tour with Atsushi. Cherry blossoms will beautifully get in full bloom every year and also I recommend you to visit Japan...More

    Reviewed 3 May 2019

    My partner were on a cruise circumnavigating Japan and unfortunately were only in Hirosaki for one day. Thanks to our great guide Atushi-sun, we made the best of the day. Atushi was very friendly, spoke English well and really took pleasure in showing us the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank CnB t
    Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

    mr. Atsushi Nagasawa met us at the arrival of the bullet train from Tokyo and quickly whisked us on our tour: - we had a great lunch at a local hidden gem of a restaurant with good atmosphere and excellent value for money. - we...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Jet154687
    15 April 2019|
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    Response from Takeshi S | Property representative |
    I'm sorry for reply late. Take Tohoku Shinkansen(Bullet train)from Tokyo station and get off at Shin-Aomori station and change trains for local JR line and get off at Hirosaki station.
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    Response from judybrown100 |
    Obviously I meant my husband and I are also interested in this tour if pick up and drop off can be arranged at the Aomori cruise port to accommodate the times we arrive and depart. This should not be a problem as the Castle... More
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