Hirosaki Cherry Blossom 2019: Pink Petals Carpet
Hirosaki City, Aomori Cherry Blossom 2019: Enjoy the best Instagram-Worthy cherry blossoms
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 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 late April to early May. During these period, a cherry blossom festival is held at Hirosaki Park which is nearby the castle and light-up of trees can be enjoyed at night till 10 pm. For petal carpets, the best time to see is from early to mid May.
Access: 15 mins by bus (to Shiyakusho mae) from Hirosaki station
Festival date: 20 April to 6 May 2019
Official website: https://www.hirosakipark.jp/sakura/
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