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Hirosaki・Mount Iwaki Area

Mount Iwaki is at at the southern foot of active volcano Mount Iwaki, 15 kilometres from Hirosaki City. It is the perfect place to cycle around the area while viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring. Hirosaki Park is another of the region’s best cherry blossom gardens with over 2500 trees, some of which are illuminated with lights at night.

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(Mount Iwaki)

60 minutes from Hirosaki Station to Mount Iwaki area

(Hirosaki Park)

10 minutes from Hirosaki Station to Hirosaki Park
Hirosaki Castle Cherry Blossom Blizzard

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Hirosaki Park
Hirosaki Park

As one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites and one of Japan’s Top 100 Sights of People and Nature, the cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Park are famed as one of the best cherry blossom sights in Japan. Hirosaki Park is a home to 2600 trees with over 50 different types of cherry blossom! Over 2,000,000 visitors visit the park during the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, which is held annually between April 23rd and May 5th.

Mount Iwaki
Mount Iwaki

At the southern foot of Mt. Iwaki, there is a road lined with 6500 Oyamazakura cherry trees, stretching for 20km. The pale pink of the cherry blossoms set against the lush green of the mountain add to the spectacular view.

Iwakiyama Shrine
Iwakiyama Shrine

A shrine located at the foot of the beautiful Mount Iwaki, which is also called Tsugaru’s Fuji. The shrine was built approximately 1,200 years ago to enshrine a local deity with locally grown Hiba (a type of cypress), with some of the oldest wood having withstood the snow and wind for over 390 years.

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Winter Cherry Blossom
Winter Cherry Blossom

Hirosaki Park is known for cherry blossoms in spring. But did you know that it’s also possible to view cherry blossoms during winter? You can enjoy the scenery of snow on the branches that are illuminated. As if the cheery blossoms are in full bloom and it gives you a very fantastic view.

Cycling around Mount Iwaki

Find the right bike route for you through Hirosaki, where we’ve got 10 cycle routes to explore. The Mount Iwaki area is famous for its cherry blossom, but also apple farms!
Covered by apple fields, this farm road is called “Apple Road.” When the white flowers bloom on over 40K apple trees, the lush scent of apple helps you lightly pedal.

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