Hassle-free Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic in Hirosaki

Enjoy a private picnic under the cherry blossoms with live music…and ninjas!

The Cherry Blossom festival at Hirosaki Castle Park in Aomori Prefecture is held annually between April 23 ~ May 3rd, and is one of the biggest and best in Japan! Over 2,600 cherry trees of over 50 different varieties bloom throughout the park creating an expansive canopy of pink petals. Each evening the trees are illuminated, creating enchanting mirror-like reflections in the surrounding castle moat.

In Japan, it is tradition to enjoy a 'hanami' (flower-viewing) picnic underneath the cherry blossoms, when family, friends or colleagues come together to share good food and drink while taking in the scenery!

This plan enables guests to experience the ultimate 'hanami' style picnic, without any of the hassle – leave everything in the capable hands of the team of English-speaking Ninja guides! The best spot in the park will be reserved for guests and set-up with a delicious picnic of local Tsugaru cuisine. During the picnic, guests will also enjoy a private musical performance by traditional ‘Hayashi’ musicians from Hirosaki City's Neputa festival.

Office hours: 09:00~18:00

Tour time: 12:00~13:30 (90 minutes), April 21~May 1, 2020

Website: https://sakura.hirosakipark.jp/en)

ACCESS:

Tour pick-up point: Hirosaki Park East Entrance, around a 10 minute drive from JR Hirosaki Station.

*Take the 100 yen Dotemachi Loop Bus, departing Hirosaki Station every 10 mins.

Address: 1 Shimo-shirogane-cho, Hirosaki City, Aomori

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