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Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival 2021


Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

It is one of the big five snow festivals of Michinoku and offers winter scenes of the castle town. Visitors can enjoy snow lanterns made by locals in the park. Approximately 300 miniature igloos called mini-kamakura with candles light up the winter night in the park and bring fantasy winter world. A huge snow sculpture, designed in the shape of the historical architecture in main venue and snow slide are also popular. This year, you don’t want to miss a castle that is temporary moved during renovation. Projection mapping on stonewall is also scheduled.

Dates: February 10th – 14th, 2021
Hirosaki Castle Yuki-Doro Festival (Snow Lantern Festival)

Place: Hirosaki Park
Address: 1 Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

Winter Cherry Blossoms

Winter Cherry Blossoms
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.

Location: Hirosaki Park, from the outer moat near the Otemon gate to the outer moat near the East gate
Dates: Dec. 1, 2020, to Feb. 28, 2021
Hours for lit up: from sunset to 10:00 p.m.

Anti-coronavirus measures

We would like to ask for your cooperation as we will implement infection prevention measures when holding the Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival.
-Please write down your name and contact information on the visitor reception form (at 8 park entrances)
-Temperature check when entering the park
Please note that we do not allow visitors with a temperature of over 37.5 degrees to enter.
-Disinfection of hands
Hand sanitizers will be installed at eight park entrances, eating and drinking spaces, and toilets.
-Please wear a mask.
-Please keep your social distance at the event venue.

We appreciate your corporation in other measures taken by the organizer to prevent infection with the new coronavirus.

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5 Minute Walk
Hirosaki Park

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