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Hirosaki Castle

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1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
+81 172-33-8739
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Hirosaki Castle sprawling grounds are spectacular during spring cherry blossom season with over 2000 mature trees, botanical gardens, bright red bridges crossing moats and waterways. The small 3 story castle has been temporarily relocated to shore up the original foundation. It is virtually a shell...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

The castle is in the process of being restored after the move. It is interesting form the outside, but not great. It is in the center of the park and is the reason the park was set aside--that and the desire to have 2,600 beautiful...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Currently significant portion of the castle wall is under construction. One of my favorite things about this castle complex are striking red bridges over the moats leading up to the castle. Castle is relatively small, only 3 floors and has been seismically retrofitted with a...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We were on a cruise ship which docked in Aomori, so decided to take the local train up to Hirosaki for the day. Much better, cheaper, more fun and more flexible than using an excursion offered by the ship. The castle grounds are part of...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We went there after the blooming (1 week late). The remain cherry blossom is colourful but should be much better during blooming. The castle is quite small and not look wow without cherry blossom.

Thank rithlaksi
Reviewed 9 June 2018

It was a wet day, very crowded. The step type ladders going up into the tower levels were very steep & narrow. Would not recommend for those with mobility issues. This is not the original Castle as it was burnt down after being hit by...More

Thank travella2016
Reviewed 5 June 2018

our cruise ship docked for a day in aomori. from the ship we walked about 20 min. to the train station. the train ride was about 45 min. ( $17 R/T) then you catch the local bus ( $1.) 10 min. ride to castle. admission...More

Thank tj_allman100
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The 3-storey tower, built in 1811 following destruction of earlier ones, it the main relic of the castle, plus noted old gates & bridges. One can climb the tower and see the (good) views, but the most fascinating aspect for me was the display, including...More

Thank ignatius455
Reviewed 13 May 2018

steep steps to climb and limited as to how many people can go in at a time. port holes to view out of were small. it was best to get scenic views from overlook rail just outside of the castle. it was an empty shell...More

Thank Tashita2014
Reviewed 9 May 2018

My wife and I visited Hirosaki Castle in late April 2018 while on vacation from Canada. We took the shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori station (3.5 hours), then a local JR train from Shin-Aomori to Hirosaki. It is about a 30 minute walk from the...More

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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.