Home / Spring / 3 Best Places to See Cherry Blossom in Aomori 3 Best Places to See Cherry Blossom in Aomori You might have heard of Hirosaki Park’s cherry blossom festival before, which is seen to be the best cherry blossom spot in Aomori as well as in the whole Tohoku region.
Dake has been known for its fountainhead since the Edo period, and a plateau near the hot spring served as the setting for Yojiro Ishizaka’s novel “Kusa wo Karu Onna” (The Grass-Cutting Girl). This hot spring also serves as a popular a base for sight-seeing.
Hirosaki Castle in Aomori has one of the twelve remaining castle towers in Japan, and the castle park is a world-recognized spot for cherry blossom viewing. Hirosaki Castle in Aomori has one of the twelve remaining castle towers in Japan, and the castle park is a world-recognized spot for cherry blossom viewing.
Although Sukayu Onsen was founded in the Edo era, the area has been used for hot spring bathing since ancient times. The hot springs area is dotted with accommodation options, but it’s most famous for its “thousand-person” hiba cypress bath, which offers mixed-gender bathing. In a massive space equivalent to 160 tatami mats, built entirely of hiba cypress, bathers can enjoy 4 kinds of water: hot water, shibu-rokubu water, cold water, or a hot water cascade.
Hirosaki Castle is easily accessible from Hirosaki Station. You can walk around 20 minutes to the castle grounds or take a bus (15 minutes) to the Shiyakusho-mae bus stop. Hirosaki is the regional commercial center of southwest Aomori Prefecture and the center of its apple production area.
The Otemon Square (追手門広場, Ōtemon Hiroba), named after and standing across from the main entrance gate of Hirosaki Castle, is designed as a stepping off point for visitors to Hirosaki. It has an extensive Sightseeing Information Center where travelers can get maps, pamphlets and advice about the city's sightseeing spots.
Aomori Spring Ski Resort (Formerly Naqua Shirakami Ski Resort) Aomori Spring Ski Resort is located on the northern slope of Mt. Iwaki, and it is said that its snowfall and snow condition is great. From the mountaintop of gondola at 921m, you can lookover the Sea of Japan and Tsugaru Plain.
Hirosaki Park is the home to over 1300 apples trees with 65 different varieties. Visitors can tour and have hands-on experience of the steps involved in apple production. At the production experience garden, participants can sort and bag the apples, prune the leaves, as well as freely explore the garden.
Saruka Jinja ( 猿賀神社 ) is a Shinto shrine in Hirakawa , Aomori Prefecture , Japan . The shrine is said to have been founded in 807, when Sakanoue no Tamuramaro came north during the campaigns against the Ezo . The Honden , dating to 1826, is a Prefecturally-designated Important Cultural Property .
Take a stroll through Hirosaki Park, a large public green space in the middle of town known for its large and storied castle. The castle, built in 1611 and reconstructed in 1810, acted as a base for the town's dominant Tsugaru clan, before its surrender to the Meiji government during the restoration.
About Tsugaru Neputa Village. The Tsugaru Neputa Village is right near Hirosaki Park where Hirosaki Castle is located, and shows off exhibits about local crafts and the Hirosaki Neputa. The Hirosaki Neputa is one of Hirosaki’s major festivals that are held in summer.
Tsugaruhan Neputa Mura ©aflo Here Hirosaki neputa floats are on display, and visitors can experience Tsugaru culture, such as by trying out festival taiko drums and Tsugaru shamisen musical performances. It also has tons of souvenirs, such as folk arts and crafts from Tsugaru.
Tsuru-no-Mai Bridge passes over the Tsugaru Fujimi Lake with a reflection of Mt. Iwaki. The bridge, with total length of the bridge is 300 meters, is the Japan’s longest triple arch wooden bridge. It was built using more than 700 Aomori Hiba, especially those of over 150-year old, for bridge girder by Japan’s architectural technique from old days.