Hirosaki

Hirosaki is a pleasant castle town in the southern part of Aomori prefecture, the northernmost on Japan's main island. The town developed in the 17th Century and became the political and cultural centre for much of this part of northern Japan.

Hirosaki Map

“Visit Hirosaki for cherry blossom in late April and early May and for access to the Shrakami-Sanchi National Park”

Simon King, Director

Hirosaki's castle is its main attraction and the surrounding streets and many of the buildings have been well preserved, giving a nice atmosphere to the place. The city is famous throughout Japan for its 'sakura' cherry blossoms in spring, its colourful summer Neputa festival and also for being the biggest producer of apples in Japan - don't leave town without trying one!

Experiences in Hirosaki

Hirosaki offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of Japan's fascinating culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Hirosaki

The Climate Guide for Hirosaki, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 1 1 5 12 17 21 25 26 22 16 10 4
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) -4 -4 -2 3 8 13 18 19 15 8 2 -2
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 2 3 5 6 7 6 5 6 5 5 3 2
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None None None None Low Low None None None None
Days with some Rainfall 30 26 25 17 17 17 17 18 18 19 24 29
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 117 92 80 91 96 101 139 159 167 131 140 136
UV Index (Maximum) 1 2 4 6 7 8 9 8 6 4 2 1