Hirosaki Castle Park in Aomori, Tohoku-autumn leaves
Hirosaki Castle Park弘前城公園 in Hirosaki City弘前市(This post), and Nakano Momijiyama中野もみじ山 in Kuroishi City.(Click here)only spent one day in Aomori Prefecture, and yes, it is really short and rushes journey. On that day, I only had time to visit
Date of the trip: 29/10/2017(Sun), Rainy day
Time I stayed: 2.5hrs(daytime) ; 1.5hrs(at night)
Ticket price: JPY 310(exclude the botanical garden)／JPY 5xx(include ..), I suggest to visit it as well if you do have time
Access: Takes 10mins by bus/30mins by walk from Hirosaki弘前 train station(Click here or details)
Hirosaki Castle Park in the morning
Hirosaki Castle Park is well-known for the cherry blossom scenery in spring. The view in autumn is also stunning. If I did not come here and see those autumn leaves by myself, I will not believe the bright rich red color of it either. It is just like using photoshop to adjust “Saturation” into +100 LOL.
Hirosaki Park hold autumn-leaves-festival every year. There will be a series of events and botanical garden exhibition. The day I got there, it was on the period when an huge apple artwork was showing. It was built up with more than 30,000 apples. I could smell the scent of sweet apple in front of it.
Aomori prefecture is famous or producing apples. Be sure to buy one when you come here!~ A huge and sweet apple was just sold for JPY128, definitely cheap and worth it. I could not tell if the apple was too big, or my face was too small……
Hirosaki Castle Park at night
I came back from Nakano Momijiyama中野もみじ山 and went to Hirosaki Park again. This is the one and only autumn-leaves-light-up attractions of my whole 5-days autumn-leaves-trip for that time. That is why the night view really leaves an unforgettable impression on my mind.
There are very few people there so it was actually a little bit creepy and scary, But for this reason, you can use a tripod as you want since it will not disturb anyone. As I know, some autumn-leaves-light-up attractions may restrict visitors from using a tripod. But how can someone take any nice pictures without a tripod at night?
Reminder: You can check out the locations where there is light-up for the plants on the official site for tourist when it comes to that season each year.