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Hirosaki city & Rice Field Art Sightseeing one day tour

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7:30h $ 369

Highlights

  • Hirosaki Castle Park
  • Chosho-ji temple
  • Saisho-in Five storied pagoda
  • Rice Filed Art of Inakadate (Period from mid June to mid Oct)
  • Seibi-en Japanese Garden
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369.00 USD

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1 ~ 4 people 369.00 USD
5 ~ 9 people 549.00 USD
FREE cancellation 15 days prior

Extras (optional)

Additonal charge every 30 mimutes..
$ 21.60

Overview

You can visit most popular tourist spots in Hirosaki city and the surrounding area in one day.
The most efficient way to get these spots in Hirosaki is this tour.


If the number of person is 10 and more, We can offer this service by bus(Pax. 27).
Since extra charge is applied, please feel free to contact us.

What to Expect

Hirosaki Castle Park
Hirosaki castle Park, located in the heart of Hirosaki, was originally a Tsugaru familiy for generations of residence, which was ruled Hirosaki clan in the Edo era(17st~19st century).
All the preserved buildings in the park has been designated as an important cultural property in Japan.
Currently, Hirosaki Castle has been moved to the temporary tower base of the main enclosure for restoring the stone wall of the main enclosure.
Best season of Hirosaki Castle Park is the period of the Cherry Blossom Festival that is held in late April-early May every year. The park is the most famous place for cherry blossom in Japan.
There are about 50 kinds of cherries, about 2,600 cherry trees in the park. Cherry blossoms of the park are based on about 1,000 cherry trees planted by the former samurai in 1882.
It’s also highly recommend that autumn foliage of the park in late October-early November.
There are about a thousand Japanese maple trees in the park.
Snow Lantern Festival is held on around February 10 every year.
There are about 200 snow lanterns and snow sculptures in the park.

Chosho-ji temple
Chosho-ji temple was bulit in 17th century by Tsugaru family, feudal lord of this region.
Since there are 33 Buddhism temples of Zen sect and an avenue of old pine trees, You can feel the atmosphere of Edo era(17th to 19th century) in this district.
It’s said that many temples of same sect are gathered in small area is very unusual.
Many wooden buildings of this temple have been designated as an important cultural property of Japan.

Saisho-in Five storied pagoda
There are about 23 old five storyed pagodas in Japan(built before 1868). But this old pagoda is located in Japan northernmost.
The pagoda was built in 1667, and also has been designated as an important cultural property.
There’s also Weeping cherry trees in the site.

Rice Field Art of Inakadate
Rice Field Arts are held in two places from mid June to mid October every year.
The first observatory is located in Village office of Inakadate, next to Hirosaki.
Rice Field Art is drawn by using several types of rice plants.
The first place in Japan that rice field art is drawn in paddy plants is here.
It takes about ten minutes by car to the second observatory from the first one.
There are restaurant, souvenir shop tiny amusement park and ruins of paddy field next to the observatory.
Some pebble arts of Japanese or world’s famous person are also exhibited and you can see the arts from the observatory.

Seibi-en Garden
Seibi-en Garden is located in Hirakawa, next to Hirosaki and consists of a garden and a building named Seibi-kan.
Seibien is one of the most major gardens nationally designated in Meiji era (**********) which exists three, and the others are Murin-an and Seifu-sou in Kyoto.
Seibi-kan is a blending of Japanese and Western styles building that was built for a view of the garden.
It is said that there is no example to the other in Japan.
The garden is Japanese circuit style one.
The house and garden became the inspiration for the art location in the anime film, Arrietty produced by Studio Ghibli.

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Highlights

  • Hirosaki Castle Park
  • Chosho-ji temple
  • Saisho-in Five storied pagoda
  • Rice Filed Art of Inakadate (Period from mid June to mid Oct)
  • Seibi-en Japanese Garden

Important

Only available between mid June and mid October

English speaking guide will not accompany this tour.
Taxi driver can not speak English well, but they can communicate with translate software that is installed in Tablet.

What‘s included
transportaion
Highway Toll
Pick-up and drop-off at your selected location
What‘s not included
Guide fee
Lunch
Admission Fee of castle keep : JPY 310 per asult
Admission fee of Seibi-en : JPY 430 per adult
Admission fee of Rice field art : JPY 300 per adult per venue
Meeting Point
Aomori airport, Aomori Port, JR Shin Aomori station, City centre of Aomori city
Ending Point
Aomori airport, Aomori Port, JR Shin Aomori station, City centre of Aomori city
Duration
7:30 hours
Starting time
07:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 9 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel on the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel 1 day prior to the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 7 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 30% charge.
  • If you cancel between 8 and 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 15 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.

Reviews ( 4 )

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Wara

“ Very Lovely Beautiful Flower tour ”

The Tour program is nice suitable to time arrangement and the driver is so Polite . Thank you verry much .

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Patricia

“ Hirosaki Castle Park Tour ”

Both our Taxi Driver and English Attendant provided a high degree of professional and personal service. They patiently waited for our extreme delay to disembark the ship due to the immigration process. Graciously, they provided our custom tour as agreed upon to ensure our visit was memorable. We extend our appreciation to these gentlemen!

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Angeline

“ Great Winter Experience for my family ”

Highly recommended to book your car and local guide through here!

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Jamie

“ Excellent service ”

On time, safe drivers, great service

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