You can visit most popular tourist spots in Hirosaki city.
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.
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 story pagoda
There are about 23 old five story 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.
Iwakiyama Shrine is said to have originated in 780, when a shrine was built on the peak of Mt. Iwaki. Object of worship is the mountain itself.
Existing shrine and tower gate was built by Tsugaru lord over the Edo period (from 17th century to 19th century).
Most of wooden buildings have been designated as an important cultural property in Japan.
Fujita Memorial Garden
The former home and garden of the Fujita family, this beautiful Japanese garden is the second largest in Tohoku region (northern area) of Japan.
The garden is divided into upland section and lowland section. The former is western style garden, and the other is Japanese style garden.
A weeping cherry tree is worth a visit, if you come to Hirosaki castle park at at the time of cherry blossom festival.
Autumn foliage in the garden will be at their best from the end of October to the beginning of November.
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 & Fujita Garden: JPY 510 per adult
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.
This tour may cancel or you will be required additional charge during cherry blossom festival(late Apr - Early May), because the park might be crowed and there might be traffic jam around the park. It will take more time than usual.
Please inquiry us before booking.
Superb service! Very well organized! Drivers always on time with safe driving; flexible to accommodate my wishes. Cars very clean. Good communication Japanese-English through language app on tablet provided by Green Taxi. Thank you!
We booked the transfer by bus from Aomori cruise terminal to Hakkoda ropeway, Towada lake and Oirase stream for 26 people. Our ship arrived two hours later, but the driver waited for us. Unfortunately, due to the strong wind, the ropeway to the mountains was closed, and boats did not go around the lake, but we spent our time walking along the lake, visiting the old temple in the forest, walking along the Oirase River with picturesque waterfalls. Great driver! Thank you!
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