Tsugaru Jamisen

The melancholic sounds will touch your soul

By Sarah Endarastya    - 1 min read

Tsugaru-jamisen or Tsugaru-shamisen refers to the Japanese genre of shamisen music from the Tsugaru Peninsula in Aomori prefecture. Tsugaru-jamisen has its roots in travelling performance groups throughout Japan and is considered the most recognized genre of shamisen music.

Some Japanese restaurants in Hirosaki host performances of Tsugaru-jamisen and one of those restaurants is Anzu izakaya. You can enjoy the performance at 19.30 and 21.30 after you travel around the city.

How to Get Here

10 minutes by taxi from JR Hirosaki Station.

15 minutes by Konan bus from Hirosaki Station towards Hirosaki City Hall.

If you are looking for a place to stay nearby, the Hotel Naqua City Hirosaki is ideal as it is located right next to Hirosaki Station and is perfect for business and leisure travelers alike.

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Justin Velgus 5 years ago
I remember when I lived in Akita a few years ago and went to Aomori City often. The Hirosaki train station plays Tsugaru Jamizen music when people board the train!! Now I live in Sendai and have only been able to stop by once, catching the last few cherry blossoms this year a few months ago. Please share more of your area!!!
Sarah Endarastya Videographer 5 years ago
What a nice experiences, Justin! It's bad because I only visited Aomori only in 3 days :( hope someday will visit it again!