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  •   Hirosaki Castle
  •   Zen Rin Gai, Zen temple street


City Aomori
Depart From Aomori , Aomori
Meeting Point At your hotel in Hirosaki City
Ending Point At your hotel in Hirosaki City
Departure 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 6h   Flexible
Languages English (License) , Spanish (Intermediate)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 15


264.00 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

You will see Hirosaki Castle -Neputa Village - Samurai house - Five Story Pagoda - 33 Zen temples on this 1 day tour.
Hirosaki City is 400 years old ancient city in northern part of Japan with 180,000 population in Tsugaru region. Hirosaki Castle is one of the 12 remaining castles built during Edo Period (1603 - 1867) in Japan and in northern part of Japan this is the only one. The castle is surrounded by 3 layers of moats, 3 watch towers and 5 giant gates. The castle ground is now under repair and the castle has been moved some 70 meters away from the original position because of the construction. It will be moved back to the original place in 5 years and the repair work will finish in 10 years. It was about 100 years ago last time the castle was moved because of the repair work. It is a rare opportunity to see the castle in a different position.
Neputa Village is the place where you will be able to see and experience Neputa floats and Tsugaru folk arts, listen to Tsugaru Shamisen, traditional banjo-shaped Tsugaru musical instrument. We have a summer festival from August 1st to 7th and some 80 Neputa floats go on the main street of Hirosaki City.
Samurai house is the house built during Edo Period for the middle class Sumurai. You will see how the middle class Samurai lived during Edo Period.
After the above tour we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon we will visit Five Story Pagoda in Saishouin temple. Saishouin was built in 1667 in memory of the dead during the battle of conquering the Tsugaru. It has a five-story pagoda and it is also recognized as an important Cultural Landmark of Japan. The pagoda is 31.2 meters high. The area has some 46 temples. Near this temple we have a street called Zen temple street. There are 33 Zen temples along the street and they are all Zen temples. We will visit one of them to see inside and outside of the Zen temple which was built about 400 years ago.
After the above tour we will send you back to your hotel.

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Transportation fee, lunch, entrance fee
The entrance fee for this tour is about 1,000 yen/person which we will confirm when we have a definite tour plan.
We can move around by walking, but if the walking is difficult, we may hire a bus or car depending on the number of people in the group. We will quote transportation if necessary.

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