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Introducing Hirosaki

Established in the feudal era by the Tsugaru clan, the historic town of Hirosaki remains one of Tōhoku's principal cultural centres. Although it faded in prominence after political power shifted to Aomori, Hirosaki remains elegant and graceful, with many older structures still intact. The town is centred around castle grounds, complete with keeps and towers, and highlighted by canopies of majestic cherry trees. Hirosaki also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for the spiritual trek up Iwaki-san.