Views of a garden and “Sakura (cherry blossoms) festival” from a Japanese room Hirosaki, an attractive town with full of nature

2017.05.23

Views of a garden and  “Sakura (cherry blossoms) festival” from a Japanese room Hirosaki, an attractive town with full of nature

Hirosaki-jo castle is located in Hirosaki city Aomori, the northernmost place of
“Honshu (the main island of Japan)”.
It’s a
“Genzon-tenshukaku (existing castle tower)”
that remains its appearance after Edo period, and this is why it’s assigned
as an important cultural property.

A Former castle site is maintained as
“Hirosaki Park”
and it’s known as a sight of cherry blossoms.

About 2,000,000 people gather at an annual festival named
“Hirosaki sakura (cherry blossoms) festival”.
It is the 100th anniversary this year, and the period of the festival is extended;
it’ll be held from 4/22 ~ 5/7.

Full bloomed 2,600 cherry trees are overwhelming.

“Fujita memorial garden”
is located on next to Hirosaki Park.
The site is divided into 2 areas called
“Takadai-bu (upland area)”
and
“Teichi-bu (lowland area)”.
At Takadai-bu overlooking Mt. Iwaki called
“Tsugaru-Fuji”
there are nostalgic western style buildings and tatami floored Japanese houses
and Japanese style buildings, and it’s possible to visit inside.

At Teichi-bu, there are highlights like beautiful flowers and falls,
ponds seeing from the tatami at
“Chaya”
Yukimi-dourou (three legged stone lantern) floating on the water, and so on.

There is another highlight named
“Zuirakuen”
that was constructed in Edo period and we could see beautiful views
from tatami rooms and verandahs.

Zuirakuen is closed during winter season, and it’ll be opened on April 20th this year.

If you’re tired of walking, you can take a rest on a tatami room.

Hirosaki has a lot of tourists spots with full of fantastic nature like
“Apple road”
that is an apple orchard at a large site.

Why can’t you visit here in the local cherry blossoms season?

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