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Hirosaki Castle

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1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8551, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Restoration works on the wall foundations for Hirosaki Castle had been done for a few years and still currently under active progress. The 3-stories high castle was temporarily placed at 75-meter distance and a temporary staircase was built up by the side for viewing the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Its the smallest we visited in Japan, yet the architecture is still interesting and worth the visit. Can consider to visit after 5 pm, and to wait until night fall, that will present another kind of view with lighting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leung L
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The setting is a beautiful park inside several massive gates. The castle itself has temporarily been moved 75 meters from its normal location because part of a massive wall on which the castle was sitting began to bow out so needed to be rebuilt. As...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Hirosaki Castle sprawling grounds are spectacular during spring cherry blossom season with over 2000 mature trees, botanical gardens, bright red bridges crossing moats and waterways. The small 3 story castle has been temporarily relocated to shore up the original foundation. It is virtually a shell...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

The castle is in the process of being restored after the move. It is interesting form the outside, but not great. It is in the center of the park and is the reason the park was set aside--that and the desire to have 2,600 beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Currently significant portion of the castle wall is under construction. One of my favorite things about this castle complex are striking red bridges over the moats leading up to the castle. Castle is relatively small, only 3 floors and has been seismically retrofitted with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We were on a cruise ship which docked in Aomori, so decided to take the local train up to Hirosaki for the day. Much better, cheaper, more fun and more flexible than using an excursion offered by the ship. The castle grounds are part of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We went there after the blooming (1 week late). The remain cherry blossom is colourful but should be much better during blooming. The castle is quite small and not look wow without cherry blossom.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rithlaksi
Reviewed 9 June 2018

It was a wet day, very crowded. The step type ladders going up into the tower levels were very steep & narrow. Would not recommend for those with mobility issues. This is not the original Castle as it was burnt down after being hit by...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

our cruise ship docked for a day in aomori. from the ship we walked about 20 min. to the train station. the train ride was about 45 min. ( $17 R/T) then you catch the local bus ( $1.) 10 min. ride to castle. admission...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from 271heikkis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the renovations are still going on and are expected to last until 2023. The castle is expected to be put back into its original place by fall 2021.