Parade in Hirosaki

Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

Giant illuminated floats parade through town, accompanied by flutes and drums for every night of Hirosaki's famed Neputa Matsuri. The festival is considered to signify ceremonial preparation for battle, expressing s…
Light Show in Hirosaki

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

More than 200 snow lanterns and 300 miniature igloos light up the winter night in Hirosaki-kōen over five days in February.
Cultural in Hirosaki


Area farmers gather for an annual moonlit pilgrimage to the peak of Iwaki-san, where they pray for a bountiful harvest.