Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival
Hirosaki in Aomori prefecture will hold its annual Cherry Blossom festival on 23rd April – 5th May 2016.
Hirosaki park is well-known for being one of the most beautiful cherry blossom spots in Japan. The park is indescribably beautiful with 2,600 cherry blossom trees from late April to early May.
At night the park is illuminated and you can see breathtaking scenery too.
In 2015, Hirosaki Castle was moved to its existing position to repair the stonewall under the castle. A special observation deck has been set up so visitors can view Mt Iwaki and Hirosaki Castle at the same time.
The castle will be moved back to its original position in 2021 so this view is limited to five years.
Place: Hirosaki Park
Access: About 30 min walk from JR Hirosaki Station or 15 min using 100-yen Dotemachi Loop Bus