Hirosaki has a few great itinerary that suitable for one day trip. From Hirosaki park till Hirosaki Castle to Hirosaki apple farm. For Hirosaki park and apple farm, you able enjoy and explore the mother nature. Hirosaki castle is located in the Hirosaki park that rich with her historical and culture.
In this articles, the itinerary is suitable for one day trip in Hirosaki. We rent a bike from station to Hirosaki park and from there cycle to apple farm. And take a bus back from apple farm to station and walk to one of famous local ramen store. Scroll down to the last to see our sketchnote in Hirosaki.
Our itinerary for one day in Hirosaki:
1. Hirosaki park – nature
2. Hirosaki Castle – historical and culture
3. Apple farm – nature
4. Hirosaki Grocery Market (Niji-no-Mart)
5. Local ramen shop – food
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Hirosaki is known by the cherry blossom viewing site in Japan. We visited here during autumn time, the park is full of the wonderful colors of red, yellow, orange, brown, light green and more. It is free entry and you can visit the Hirosaki castle by pass thru this park.
However, admission fee is required for Honmaru/Kita-no-kuruma/Hirosaki Castle botanical garden during April 1 to November 23.
It is the symbol of Hirosaki city, the current architectural structure is dates from 1811. It was currently under repair for its stonewall till 2021. However, it is still worth to visit during the viewing season from April 1 to November 23. The operating hour is from 9. 00 AM to 5.00 PM (7.00AM to 9.00PM from April 23 to May 5). The admission fee for adult is 100 Yen.
Once enter the Hirosaki Castle Tower, you can see and climb up to three level. Each level display the unique cultural and historical items.
The apple park is located about few kilometer away from the station. If you choose to ride a bicycle there, prepare for the high slope in some route. The overall journey is very peaceful, you will pass by neighbourhood, beautiful scenery.
When you are inside the apple park, you can pick the fresh apples here with some fee charges. The apples picking activity only open for a few sessions per day. It is very good experience to enjoy the gorgeous apples trees from early August to middle November from 9.00 AM to 4.20PM. You also can enjoy the mountains view here. We even spot a little playground here for the kids. We are really recommend to bring the children to explore the nature here.
After awhile, we take a bus back to the station. The timing of the bus can check with the information counter at the apple park.
Hirosaki fresh market – Niji-no-Mart
Hirosaki fresh market that about quick walk of 10mins from the station. Selling fresh food, cooked food, grocery, clothes and daily products.
Address: Hirosaki Grocery Market (Niji-no-Mart)
12-1 Ekimaecho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8003, Japan
Local famous ramen restaurant
We also discovered one hidden gem in the Hirosaki city which is a delicious ramen shop here – 麺屋 玉三郎
It take us to walk for 30 mins to reach the destination. However, the food is very delicious and worth the trip.
Address :9-8 Sakurabayashicho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8222, Japan
To visit other place in Aomori, Japan
1. Aomori city
2. Owani city