Hirosaki Park in Aomori Prefecture’s Hirosaki City is home to Japan’s oldest Yoshino cherry tree. The park features around 52 different varieties and 2,600 total cherry trees. Over 300 of the Yoshino cherry trees in the park are over 100 years old, and since these trees have branches that extend far to the sides and grow larger flowers, they create an incredible cherry blossom viewing experience.
Aomori in Winter – Hirosaki City Sightseeing – A Journey With Nebuta, Tsugaru Shamisen, and Gourmet Food!Read Later
You can reach Shin-Aomori Station from Tokyo Station in about 3 hours by taking the “Hayabusa” Tohoku Shinkansen. Switch to the standard train line for about 40 minutes, and you will reach Aomori Prefecture’s Hirosaki. Here I will report on that area in the wintertime.
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Trip Through Aomori in Winter on Tsugaru Railway’s “Stove Train” - Hirosaki, Kanagi, and GoshogawaraRead Later
To get to our destination this time, I got onto the JR Gono Line from Hirosaki Station, and eventually I arrived at Goshogawara Station. The Tsugaru Railway’s Goshogawara Station building is located adjacent to the JR station.
Hirosaki ParkRead Later
The enormous Hirosaki Park’s total area is an expansive 492,000 square meters!
Any direction you look is filled with views of Hirosaki Castle or towering cherry trees.
Hirosaki Castle was once destroyed in a fire caused by a lightning strike, but it was rebuilt in 1810.
The castle’s tower, scaffolds, bridge, moat, and other features still remain as they were back then, and in the present day the castle has been designated as an important cultural asset of Japan.
On March 26, 2016, the Hokkaido Shinkansen opened between Shin-Aomori and Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Stations.