I can’t believe it has taken me this long to update for the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival! The weather was sunny and beautiful when we arrived but soon became overcast and quite windy! It seemed most of the cherry blossoms had already fallen by the time the we got to the festival, but it was still beautiful and we had a wonderful time. Cherry blossom season is my favorite time in Japan! Since Aomori is so cold, don’t be surprised if there is a mix of cherry blossoms and snow falling at the same time! I have heard it happens!
The Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival occurs between April 23 and May 5 every year.
Admission: ¥300 ( Castle Only) ¥500 (Castle and Botanical Gardens)
You can find directions to Hirosaki Castle in my other blog post.