Hirosaki Castle

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A great view of the tenshu
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Hirosaki Castle is a 16th-century castle located in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture. The three-story castle building was built by the Tsugaru Clan's leader, Tsugaru Tamenobu, in 1611. One of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Tohoku, the castle grounds are home to over 2600 blossom trees - one of the largest sites in Japan. 



1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8356 (Map) (Directions)


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Opening Hours (during normal operation)

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 9:00 - 17:00

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