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Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide

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    What to Expect
    After leaving the designated departure location, the tour will start by heading to the southern part of Hirosaki Park. Hirosaki was once famous for having the castle of the Tsugaru clan, but during the Meiji era, it became also known for its western-style buildings.

    Aside from the natural sites, you will also tour sites where, historically, foreign teachers had come and learn about their teachings. It is here that Christianity was originally promoted in Japan. Western culture can be further seen in the European building styles on display. This unique style was born from the cultural enlightenment that Japan experienced during this time.

    After exploring the mansions and other structures, you will enjoy the main event of the tour, the cherry blossoms in Hirosaki Park.

    The blossoms are scattered across various places in Hirosaki Park and visited by two million people each cherry blossom season. Your guide will take you through the trees, stopping at the breathtaking vantage points.

    After the cherry blossom viewing, you will visit the merchant and samurai houses from the Edo period that remain in the northern part of the Hirosaki park. The attractions in this area are said to have been built 250 years or more ago by a wealthy merchant. You can still go in this building, known as "Ishiba's Residence," and see a merchant's home and shop from a long, long time ago. The store has the appearance of a high-class establishment, but with a dirt floor and feelings of history of the time that has gone by.

    Towards the end of the tour, you will visit the Tsugaruhan Neputa village. Here, at the Hirosaki Neputa exhibition, you’ll see demonstrations and get to experience the Tsugaru people’s crafts, live music and more, such as the Tsugaru shamisen. An all-around enjoyable experience of traditional culture of the Tsugaru people.

    Finally, you’ll have a light snack and discuss all the things you’ve experienced during your charming day in Hirosaki.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Hirosaki
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Concludes at JR Hirosaki station
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Private walking tour
    • Entry/Admission - Hirosaki Park
    • Entry/Admission - Ishiba Residence
    • Entry/Admission - Tsugaruhan Neputa Mura
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    My husband and I, along with two of our closest friends, were fortunate enough to go on tour of Hirosaki Park with our guide, Atushi Nagasawa. We were personally greated at the port by Atushi and was escorted through the busy train station enroute to Hirosaki Park. He made
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    Response from Takeshi S, 支配人 at Private Cherry Blossom Tour in Hirosaki with a Local Guide
    Responded May 21, 2019
    Thank you for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I am glad that you could see the beautiful scenery and enjoyed the whole tour with Atsushi. Cherry blossoms will beautifully get in full bloom every year and also I recommend you to visit Japan in other season again! We are looking forward to seeing you next time!
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    My partner were on a cruise circumnavigating Japan and unfortunately were only in Hirosaki for one day. Thanks to our great guide Atushi-sun, we made the best of the day. Atushi was very friendly, spoke English well and really took pleasure in showing us the amazing Cheery
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    mr. Atsushi Nagasawa met us at the arrival of the bullet train from Tokyo and quickly whisked us on our tour: - we had a great lunch at a local hidden gem of a restaurant with good atmosphere and excellent value for money. - we then proceeded with a tour of Hirosaki park to see
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