Things to see and do - Hirosaki
Hirosaki Travel guide
Hirosaki : Michelin's recommendations
Having escaped the destruction of the Second World War, Hirosaki has numerous charms, such as the thousands of ancient cherry trees surrounding the castle. It may be rural but the region has developed into a respected university centre, a fact that is closely linked to the legacy of the Tsugaru clan. This daimyo family, which had governed the town since the 17C, was able to take full advantage of the Meiji Restoration and send its best talents to study in Tokyo so that Hirosaki could enjoy the benefits upon their return.
Tourist attractions Hirosaki : Things to see and do
8-1 Kami Shirogane-cho 8-1 JPN - Hirosaki
This Japanese garden was created in 1919 by Fujita Oken'ichi (1873-1946), one of Japan's most famous businessmen. Standing in the 22 000m 2 space is a traditional Japanese house with a floor made from yakusugi , ancient pines from the island of Y..
JPN - Hirosaki
Thirty-three temples are dotted about this peaceful "Buddhist way". At the start is a strange octagonal tower (a structure rarely seen in Japan), called the Sazaedo (1839). Inside, walking along the corridor decorated with images of the r..
Wakado-cho JPN - Hirosaki
The historic quarter of Nakacho, which lies north of the castle, was the area where the people who served the daimyo lived until the Meiji Restoration. Several houses are open to visitors: the Iwata house ( 31 Wakado-cho ) gives an insight into h..
71-1 Ooaza Honcho JPN - Hirosaki
Located near popular Hirosaki Castle Park, Dormy Inn Hirosaki offers affordable accommodation with free internet access, a hot-spring public bath and a free transfer service to/from JR Hirosaki Station. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a fl..
Ekimaecho 14-2 JPN - Hirosaki
Only a 5-minute walk from JR Hirosaki Train Station, Ekimae Hotel New Rest offers simple Western-style accommodations with free wired internet. Luggage storage is available at the front desk. The rooms feature air conditioning, carpeted floors and a..
Oomachi 1-6-1 JPN - Hirosaki
Just a 1-minute walk from JR Hirosaki Train Station, Hotel Shinjuku provides a simple free Japanese breakfast, free Wi-Fi at the lobby and offers massages for a fee. Bar Tokudaiji pours drinks from 17:00-23:00. The simple rooms are air-conditioned a..