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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5.0a month ago

Beautiful! The 3rd best place across Japan to watch the cherry blossom. 2 000 cherries in flower with the snowy mountain in the background, a Japanese castle on the top of hill and the river all around the park. Do not miss it! Even out of spring it worth it!

5.02 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!

5.02 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

Great. We arrived at a good time to see the Autumn flower show. Also the tree colours very nice.

5.04 weeks ago

Love this place during the Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival! There were special buses from Hirosaki station that goes directly to the park during the festival. There were also some guides at the bus stop to help you. This place during cherry blossom is just so pretty, more than 2000 over cherry blossom trees. At night, there will be night illumination as well The most awesome sight has got to be from the bridge overlooking the river lined with Sakura trees. During the festival, there’s lots of food stalls to enjoy from.

However, as it is a park, there are many exits to choose from. It is not easy to catch taxi from the smaller exits.