At the heart of Hirosaki-kōen lie the ancient remains of this castle, originally constructed in 1611. Rather tragically, only 16 years...
Come here to see some of Hirosaki's Neputa floats and try your hand at the giant taiko (drums). There are also exhibitions of local...
Fujita Memorial Garden
The former home and garden of the wealthy Fujita family, this beautiful example of a manicured Japanese garden is the second largest in...
The facade of this nondescript office building (marked by the lanterns out front) deceptively hides a dozen food stalls hawking...
Perfect for picnicking, this enormous public park has been shaped over the centuries by three castle moats, and landscaped with overhanging cherry trees (more than 5000 in total!) that bloom in late April or early May. The remains of Hirosaki-jō lie at the heart of the park; the castle burnt to the ground just 16 years after it was built in 1611.