Castle, Cherry blossoms and Neputa Festival:

Hirosaki is to the southwest of Aomori City, which was once the cultural center of ancient castle town of Tsugaru clan and where the prosperous history remains. Hirosaki castle and its park are famous for cherry blossoms all over the country. There are a large number of Sakura trees in the Hirosaki Park, the sight of night cherry blossoms is especially beautiful. Besides the cherry blossoms season, the change of the expression of the park can be watched, which makes it worth seeing as a leading castle park in Japan.

Access and Getting Around

It is 40 km away from Aomori, in the Aomori – Hirosaki interval, it becomes the basic route of trains and the road of Aomori Prefecture.

By train

45 minutes from Aomori Station, 1 train for every 30 minutes; 2 hours from Akita Station by limited express train, 7 trains per day.

By bus

55 minutes from Aomori Airport to Hirosaki bus terminal with 1 bus per hour.
9 hours 15 minutes from Shinagawa Station, Tokyo and Yokohama Station by nigh bus, 9 hours from Ueno Station, Tokyo, one leaving at noon, the other leaving at night.

By car

1 hour from Aomori Station, 3 hours 30 minutes from Akita Station.

By plane

1 hour 30 minutes from Tokyo Haneda to Aomori Airport with 6 flights per day; 1 hour 40 minutes from Osaka by JAL and ANA plane, 6 flights per day, and other flights from Sapporo, Nagoya and Seoul, Korea.



Hirosaki Neputa Festival


Hirosaki Festival is called Neputa, which is different from the Aomori Nebuta Festival.In Hirosaki Festival, the attendees pull festival cars that are elegantly decorated and parade it around the townwhile the attendees of Aomori Festival dance freely.The lantern cars are also different with the fan shape and black pictures painted on the surfaceswhile the lantern cars of Aomori are cubic-shaped.T...

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Tsugaruhan Neputa-mura


Tsugaru Neputa-mura is a tour facility located in front of Hirosaki Park.Besides displaying Hirosaki Neputa, making and experience of the local folk artworks are performed here.And the live performance of Tsugaru-jamisen, a kind of traditional folk musical instrument, is conducted here....

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Mount Iwaki

-Mountain View  -Outdoor Activities 

Mt. Iwaki is a volcano of 1625 meters above sea level which is the support of the people of Hirosakiand the target of worship since a long ago just as Mount Fuji, on the top of which is Iwakisan Shrine.The mountain is seen from anywhere of Hirosaki.The beautiful mountain is called Tsugaru Fuji.Get a shuttle bus to ‘8-gome’ stop, then a lift takes to 9-gome, so it takes totally 45 minutes to climb ...

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Accommodation around Hirosaki


Hirosaki Tourism And Convention Bureau

Aomori Prefecture