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Hirosaki 
# 73   of 175 destinations
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During the Edo Period, Hirosaki was the political and cultural capital of the Tsugaru Region, the western section of present day Aomori Prefecture. The city remains one of the culturally richest cities in the northern Tohoku Region.

Hirosaki developed around its castle, Hirosaki Castle. Several thousand cherry trees are planted around the castle grounds, making it one of Japan's most spectacular cherry blossom spots. The trees are usually in bloom in late April to early May.

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Attractions
 1  Hirosaki Castle
Most famous cherry blossom spot in Tohoku.
User rating: 82/100 (108 votes)
Visited by: 206 users
 2  Neputa Mura
Museum about the Neputa Festival.
User rating: 79/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 60 users
 3  Fujita Garden
Spacious Japanese landscape garden.
User rating: 74/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 44 users
 4  Samurai District
A few preserved samurai residences.
User rating: 70/100 (29 votes)
Visited by: 59 users
 5  Otemon Square
Tourist information center.
User rating: 68/100 (24 votes)
Visited by: 43 users
 

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News and Reports
May 1, 2014
Hirosaki Report
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May 2, 2013
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May 7, 2012
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