Spring-Enjoy Cherry Blossom Viewing

Hirosaki Park – Aomori Prefecture

Hirosaki Park – Aomori Prefecture
Note: Due to relocation work, the view of Hirosaki Castle is not as pictured.

Blossom season Typically from late April to early May
Approximate number of cherry blossom trees 2,600
Location Shimo-shirogane-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture
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Things to see in the area

Overview

  • The view of the cherry blossom trees along with Hirosaki Castle is known for its beauty, and the cherry blossom trees seem magical when lit up at night.
    Note: Due to 2016 relocation work, the view of Hirosaki Castle is not as pictured.
  • Some areas of Hirosaki Park require an admission fee.
  • The city of Hirosaki has preserved many older buildings, some built as early as the seventeenth century, and strolling through the town while looking at the cherry blossom trees is a pleasant way to enjoy the town.

Getting there

Location

Location – Hirosaki Park

Use the JR EAST PASS to see the cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Park!

JR EAST PASS

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Samurai Mansions in Kakunodate – Akita Prefecture

Samurai Mansions in Kakunodate – Akita Prefecture

Blossom season Typically from late April to early May
Approximate number of cherry blossom trees 400
Location Kakunodate-machi, Senboku, Akita Prefecture
Other links

Kakunodate Tourist Association

Things to see in the area

Overview

  • Around the samurai mansions of Kakunodate, the weeping cherry blossom trees, or shidare-zakura, are popular.
  • Earning the nickname "Little Kyoto" for its townscape, Kakunodate makes you feel as though you have traveled back in time to enjoy the cherry blossoms in the Edo Period.

Getting there

Location

Location – Samurai Mansions in Kakunodate

Use the JR EAST PASS to see the cherry blossoms at Samurai Mansions!

JR EAST PASS

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Tenshochi in Kitakami Municipal Park – Iwate Prefecture

Tenshochi in Kitakami Municipal Park – Iwate Prefecture

Blossom season Typically from Late April to early May
Approximate number of cherry blossom trees 10,000
Location Tachibana, Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture
Other links

A Trip to Iwate

Things to see in the area

Overview

  • Tenshochi is known for its enormous expanse of cherry blossom trees, with some 10,000 trees over a two-kilometer stretch.
  • Along with Hirosaki and Kakunodate, Kitakami and Tenshochi are referred to as one of the three great locations for cherry blossom trees in Michinoku, the ancient name for the greater region.

Getting there

Location

Location – Tenshochi in Kitakami Municipal Park

Use the JR EAST PASS to see the cherry blossoms at Tenshochi in Kitakami Municipal Park!

JR EAST PASS

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As of March 2016.