Hirosaki Park弘前公園

Awarded once-in-a-lifetime cherry blossom viewing spot, one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom viewing sites and one of Japan’s top 100 sights of people and nature, Hirosaki Park attracts about 2 million people during sakura season. Thanks to the superb pruning techniques, the life span of Yoshino cherry here has extended for over 100 years, which is 60 to 80 years normally. Locals are keen on viewing blossoms at the west moat bank which are nearly the same height with visitors’ line of sight. At the end of full bloom, you can rent rowing boat to appreciate sakura carpet on the moats.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 2,600

The age of trees: 100 years

Variety: Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Hirosaki Park

Cherry blossom viewing period: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2019: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 20 to May 6

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Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 20 to May 6

How to visit

Access: Get off at Shiyakusyo Mae (City Hall) Stop and walk for 5 minutes. Alight at JR Hirosaki Station, then walk for 30 minutes.
Address: 1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki 036-8356, Aomori Prefecture
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