Hirosaki Park and its cherry blossoms are know as one of the best scenic spots in Japan. Blue sky, majestic mountains, blooming cherry blossoms, and a castle. Cherry blossoms from approximately 2,600 trees, including more than 300 trees over 100 years old, bloom in full glory in the park. The Hirosaki Sakura Festival is held from late April to early May every year. The park bustles with people enjoying rental boats, stalls and the illumination of cherry blossoms at night. It’s another way to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms and one which cannot be seen in daytime.
|Festival Period||April 23rd – May 5th|
About 15 min from JR Hirosaki Station by the Konan bus towards city hall
About 5 min walk from the park entrance of the city hall
1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture 036-8356, Japan
The Tsugaru Railways run through the plains of Tsugaru peninsula from Tsugaru Goshogawara Station to Tsugaru Nakazato Station, a 45 minute ride with a total distance of 20.7 km (12.8 miles). The tranquil rural landscape that can be seen from the train attracts many visitors. The unique tunnel of cherry blossoms amidst the Tsugaru Railway / Ashino Park surroundings is a must-see attraction during the cherry blossom season.
At the Southern foot of Mount Iwaki, there is a road lined with 6,500 Oyamazakura cherry trees, stretching for 20km. This road is also known as the world’s longest cherry blossom “necklace” road. The pale pink of the cherry blossoms set against the lush green of the mountains adds to the spectacular view.