Hisashi offered our group a varied itinerary for seven hours in and around Aomori. Unfortunately the ship was unable to dock for several hours due to poor weather conditions. Hisashi and the driver waited till we eventually came ashore and modified the tour to ensure we saw as much as possible in our remaining time. We visited the Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse then drove through the countryside to Kuroishi where we strolled the picturesque 19th century Komise-Dori street and enjoyed a delicious local lunch. But the highlight of our day was the visit to the beautiful Hirosaki Castle Park where autumn foliage was at its peak and the scenery was further enhanced by the light dusting of snow. It was truly a memorable half day excursion and we could only imagine how much more perfect our day would have been with the extra time to see the Tsuru-no-mai bridge, the Sasho-in Temple and to spend more time at the park and castle. We thank Hisashi for his organisation, patience and attentiveness and would recommend him as your guide in Aomori.
Thank you for your kind review. Unfortunately, the weather was not fine and the tour was shortened, but I'm happy to hear that you were satisfied with the tour. I hope you will come again to see the cherry blossoms of Hirosaki in the springtime. Hisashi