Parade in Hirosaki

Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

Hirosaki's Neputa Matsuri is famous for the illuminated floats parading each evening to the accompaniment of flutes and drums. The festival is considered to signify ceremonial preparation for battle, expressing sent…
Light Show in Hirosaki

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

In Hirosaki-kōen, more than 200 snow lanterns and 300 miniature igloos light up the winter night.
Cultural in Hirosaki


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