Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival

Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri

A spectacular view of 2,600 cherry trees

Hirosaki Park is home to about 2,600 cherry trees of 52 different types, which are in full bloom from late April to early May every year. 

The sight of all the cherry blossoms in full bloom is truly magical with many scenic spots. 

The Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, held from late April to early May, attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. 

Period: April 23 to May 5, 2022 (TBD)

<An example of the scenic highlights at Hirosaki Park>  

● View of the castle and cherry blossoms・・・A classic view of Hirosaki Castle and the cherry blossoms. A view of Hirosaki Castle, the cherry blossoms, and Mt. Iwaki together can be enjoyed while Hirosaki Castle is being moved. 

● Hanaikada (floral raft)・・・When the cherry blossom petals in the outer moat begin to fall, the moat becomes covered by them, creating a carpet of pink petals.

● Cherry blossoms at the west moat・・・The west moat is a popular photo spot since both banks are lined with cherry blossoms. Experience the stunning cherry blossoms at night or from a boat.

● Tunnel of cherry blossoms・・・The cherry blossoms near the western moat form a tunnel over your head.

● Heart-shaped cherry blossoms・・・A popular spot within the park. Try searching for them!

● Cherry blossoms that reflect in the night-time moat・・・Hirosaki Park shines light on the cherry blossoms at night around the moat for the most beautiful sight.

General Information

Hirosaki Park Paid Area Fees
・Honmaru, Kita no Kuruwa one-day pass:
Individual: Adult 320 yen, Child (elementary and junior high school students) 100 yen
(Groups: Adult 250 yen, Child 80 yen)
・Hirosaki Castle Botanical Garden one-day pass:
Individual: Adults 320 yen, Child 100 yen
(Groups: Adult 250 yen, Child 80 yen)
・From JR Hirosaki Station, take the 100-yen bus Dotemachi Loop Bus for about 15 minutes, get off at Shiyakusho-mae, and walk for a short distance.
・About 30 minutes from Owani Hirosaki Interchange by car
Car Park
(Use nearby paid parking lots)
Official Website
(Public corporation) Hirosaki Tourism and Convention Bureau


Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center
Telephone Number

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