At the heart of the park lie the ancient remains of this castle, originally constructed in 1611. Rather tragically, only 16 years after...
This expansive public park has been shaped over the centuries by three castle moats, and landscaped with overhanging cherry trees (more...
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...
Live House Yamauta
Come here to listen to the distinct twang of the shamisen (three-stringed lute) from Tsugaru – the old name for western Aomori. Nightly...
You wouldn't expect much from this nondescript office building (marked by the lanterns out front), but inside are a dozen food stalls...
Lonely Planet review
A 10-minute walk southwest of the castle ruins brings you to an atmospheric temple district redolent of feudal times. The focus here is on Chōshō-ji, the largest temple, which harbours the oldest wooden building in Aomori Prefecture and rows of mausoleums built for the rulers of the Tsugaru clan.