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Hirosaki Castle and Neputa Village

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Starting from $139 USD / Adult
Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Aomori on this visit to Hirosaki Castle and Nebuta Village. Your adventure begins with a visit to Hirosaki Castle and park. The castle was originally constructed in 1611, and was later rebuilt in 1810 after a fire. This Japanese architectural marvel is located in a stunning park, known to be one of the most popular cherry blossom-viewing sites in Japan. Stroll the tranquil garden and view over 2,600 trees in bloom during cherry blossom season. Then, continue on to Nebuta Village where you'll see the magnificent floats used during the annual summer Nebuta Festival in Aomori. See large painted screens depicting beautiful women, mythological warriors, and other legendary themes. As you admire these works of art, listen to the gentle sounds of the shamisen, a three-stringed local instrument.
  • Admire the towering architecture of Hirosaki Castle, whose history dates back to 1611.
  • Journey to Nebuta Village where you'll admire the beautiful floats.
  • Listen to a traditional musical performance at Nebuta Village.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
  • Wind/ water resistant jacket
Important NotesShow
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.8 mile over flat surfaces and negotiate approximately 70 steps.
  • Coach cannot accommodate electric scooters. Folding wheelchairs can be accommodated. Guests must be able to negotiate steps to enter and exit the coach.
  • There are no elevators inside the castle. To visit the floors inside, approximately 30 very steep ladder-like steps must be climbed.
  • Tour sequence may vary.
  • Hirosaki Castle tower is relocated for 10-years-renovation of inner stone wall.
Location Aomori, Japan Aomori, Japan
Tour Code OI23 OI23
Duration5.50 Hours 5.50 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
RestrictionsMinimum Age: 1 year
Minimum Age: 1 year
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