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Hirosaki-kōen information

Hirosaki , Japan
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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.