Feb/8 - 11, 2020 Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

Sightseeing information about Feb/8 - 11, 2020 Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival in Japan.

Feb/8 - 11, 2020 Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival4.0

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 from 2/8 '20 to 2/11 '20


"Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival" is held at and around Hirosaki Castle of Aomori Prefecture, which creates the fantasy world of snow and illumination.
Approximately 150 Japanese style lanterns made out of snow are constructed throughout the Hirosaki Park. Each lantern is illuminated by candles with Ukiyoe paintings of warriors. At night, the park illumination of the pine trees and the snow-covered Tenshukaku (the castle tower) creates a fascinating atmosphere. Besides the snow lanterns, about 300 miniature igloos(kamakura) lit with candles are on display around the Hasu Pond. There are also displays of projection mapping on the large snow sculptures accompanied by music.

Dates : February 8 - 11, 2020
Hours : 9:00 - 21:00
Night Illumination : 16:30 - 21:00
Admission : Free
Venue : Hirosaki Park
Address : 1 Shimo-shirogane-cho, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture
Access : take a bus from Hirosaki Station. and get off at Shiyakusho Mae (City Hall) stop, and walk 4 mins.

In addition, "Winter Sakura Illumination" takes place at Hirosaki Park during Dec.1 and late-Feb (16:00 - 22:00). Sakura trees are illuminated with pink LED lights, creating the effect of cherry blossoms blooming in winter.

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PurposeFestivals,Traditional folk,night view,winter in Japan,sightseeing
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5.03 months ago

It was not Cherry Blossom season but we had a great time. Throughout the year they do a great job of scheduling fun events. You should visit regardless of the season.

5.010 months ago

Hirosaki Park is a must go because you can enjoy all these awesome scenery for free. If you are the type of person who loves natural and beautiful scenes, you won't want to miss it. Do drop by the grocery shop to buy some tasty and cheap apples (4 big apples cost only JPY 200)

5.02 months ago

Cute rebuilt castle. They moved it a few hundred meters last year!

5.010 months ago

Great place to spend the afternoon! Optional tours of the castle grounds are best enjoyed in the spring and fall. We went once during the summer but our trip this fall more than made up for it!

5.010 months ago

Incredible place! Awesome at autumn! Colorful and beautiful leafs!