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.
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.
Saisho-in Five story 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 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 (1868-1912) 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.
driver (Non-English speaking)
hotel pick-up/ drop-off
guests' entrance fee
guests' meal fee
tour guide (please search on TripleLights if required)
*The price of non-inclusive fees will vary depending on the itinerary.
*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
Only available between late 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.
It was great! The Taxi was punctual, clean and the driver was friendly. He didn’t speak English but he did have a translating App on his phone and gave us a map of the Castle and surrounding grounds when we hopped on the Taxi.
Our driver Kutawa was excellent. The day was as wonderful as we could possibly hope. He is a very safe and efficient driver, charming and had helpful suggestions as to how to enjoy our visit. Thank you for your excellent service, it was a great day. Adrienne Florida, USA
Thank you very much for good review. We’re glad to hear that you had a great day at Hirosaki castle park and Takayama InariShrine. We wish you all the best and we hope to see you again. Regards, Green Taxi
My review - thanks! Many thanks to Hirokane-san and to our driver! This day was one of the best days of our cruise.
The trip was amazing! We were met by the driver at the airport. The driver didn't speak English, but we perfectly communicated via translator. He showed us all the places with blooming sakura and also brought us to an authentic Japanese restaurant. He was very polite and professional. We enjoyed our trip very much!
Thank you very much for choosing us and your review. We’re glad to hear that you had a great time at Hirosaki castle park and everything went well as you planed. Regards, Green Taxi
We took the Cherry blossoms of Ashino Park & Tsuru-no-maihashi Bridge Half-day Tour. It is the best decision. The driver arrives early to pick us up and drives us safely to each destination and allow us time to enjoy the sakura and the sights at our leisure. He understand we have a plane to catch but never rush us. We highly recommend anyone travelling to Aomori to book the Green Taxi tours.
Thank you very much for your good review. We’re glad to hear that you had a good time at Ashino Park and Tsuru-no-maihashi and everything went well as you planed. We wish you all the best and we hope to see you again. Regards, Green Taxi