Hirosaki Cherry Blossoms 2024

Aomori Hirosaki City Cherry Blossoms: Photo-Worthy Pink Petal Carpet

Enjoy the gorgeous cherry blossoms and the SAKURA Carpet. Hirosaki City is one of best places to see cherry blossoms in Japan.


Hirosaki City (弘前市) is located in Aomori prefecture. It’s one of the most popular places for cherry blossom viewing in Japan. The best spot to see the cherry blossoms in the city is Hirosaki Park and around Hirosaki Castle. Approx 2,600 cherry trees are planted and the dynamic scenery of the castle and cherry blossoms can be seen.

The cherry blossoms in Hirosaki City is not only attractive when they are blooming. The city is known as “the best place to see cherry blossoms after petals falling”. When the flowers reaches their peak and petals start falling, it creates another beautiful sight to see. With cherry petal storms (hanafubuki), the inner and outer moats of the castle get filled with pink petals, just like a pink carpet.

As Aomori prefecture is located in northern Japan, the cherry trees start blooming later than other parts of Japan and it’s usually from mid April to early May. During these period, a cherry blossom festival “Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri (弘前さくらまつり)” is held at Hirosaki Park which and visitors enjoy delicious food, fun events and spectacular night light-up of trees. For petal carpets, the best time for viewing is from late April.


-Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival 2024

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZsXi8YCrKM12

Access: 15 mins by bus (to Shiyakusho mae) from Hirosaki station

Date: 19 April to 5 May 2024

Hours: 9:00~21:00 (Light-up: sunset to 22:00)

Official website: https://www.hirosakipark.jp/sakura/

If you are planning to visit Hirosaki City during cherry blossom season, booking accommodation in advance is highly recommended as a large number of people visit the city and the hotels could get occupied quickly. You can check the hotels in Hirosaki City with the best rate here!

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There are a plenty of attractions in Aomori Prefecture besides Hirosaki City! If you wish to explore the prefecture along with your visit to Hirosaki City, I’d recommend you to check out this article, introducing the best bits of Aomori!

▶ Best Things to Do in Aomori


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