Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up at Hirosaki Castle, Aomori

Jan 26, 2021

Snow, Cherry Blossom, and beautiful illuminations…Nothing is gonna be better!

We can find all these beautiful things at Hirosaki Castle ‘s ‘Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up’, Aomori prefecture.

Every year, Hirosaki Cherry Blossom will take place at Hirosaki Castle. And one of the highlights of this event is ‘Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up’.

So, Let’s get to know this event!

Be enjoy together with wonderful atmosphere and gorgeous pinky illuminations at Hirosaki castle

At Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up, we can appreciate the gorgeous cherry blossoms with the magnificent illuminations at Hirosaki Castle. Watching the cherry blossoms decorated with pink illuminations, you will feel like a beautiful watercolor painting is in front of you!

Firstly, we will talk about Hirosaki Castle, which is an event venue of Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up. Hirosaki Castle is a 400-year-old castle which is one of the twelve Original-Construction Japanese Castles.

Hirosaki Castle is the very famous place for cherry blossom viewing. Cherry blossoms here are so beautiful that this castle is praised to be one of the top three cherry blossoms viewing spots in Japan. There are about 2,600 cherry blossom trees in Hirosaki Castle area, which are consist of 52 various kinds of cherry blossom.

At Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up, the 210 cherry blossom trees will be decorated with pink illuminations. We can enjoy watching one-kilometer gleaming cherry blossoms tree line while walking along the edge of frozen moat.

There are total 212 LED lightings in Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up. The best time to enjoy Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up is sunny day. Nice weather day mostly come along with a crystal snowflake on a branch of cherry blossom trees, which is such a wonderful scenery.

If you love winter atmosphere with charming illuminations and enjoy seeing traditional castle with the stunning beauty of cherry blossoms, don’t miss ‘Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up’! We are certain that this event will become an impressive memory of your life.

Event Information

Date : 1 Dec 2020 – 28 Feb 2021
Time : 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    • Note : The starting time may be different in each month, based on the sunset time.
Place : Hirosaki Park
Entrance fees : Free

* Note

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please follow these rules during visit Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up :

    1. Wear your face mask
    2. Use alcohol hand sanitizer gel
    3. Check your temperature before access to an event
Access : From Hirosaki train Station, take the Dotemachi Loop Bus (Service period from December to March : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) to Shiyakusho-mae (in front of City Hall). Then, walk to Winter Cherry Blossom Light Up (around 1 minute).




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