Over 300 Trees of over 100 Years of Age Hirosaki Cherry, Magnificent Flowering
The cherry blossoms of Hirosaki Park are known as the best in Japan and are usually at their best during the national Golden Week holiday, bringing over two million visitors from all over Japan and abroad. Today, the park is the home to 2,600 cherry trees of over 50 different varieties including someiyoshino, shidarezakura (weeping cherry), and yaezakura (double layer cherry). Visitors who come to the park when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom encounter an astonishing number of cherry blossoms. This is because each branch produces four to five flowering buds or even seven buds on one branch, resulting in voluminous cherry trees fully laden with flowers.
The Oldest Someiyoshino of Japan. Feel enchanted by the illuminated night cherry.
At night during the Cherry Blossom Festival, the park is specially illuminated, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the romantic and bewitching atmosphere in contrast to the lively air of the day. Visitors can also explore the park and search for the many unique cherry trees such as the Japan oldest centenarian someiyoshino tree, the Otakizakura tree named by artist Shiko Munekata, Hirosaki Yoshino, and Hirosaki Yuki Akari.