Hirosaki City located in southwest Aomori Prefecture, Japan. It is a castle town and it has thrived from the early 17 century. Hirosaki is called “Little Kyoto” because historical buildings or rows of houses are still almost whole and intact. Mt. Iwaki stands west side of Hirosaki which is called “Tsugaru Fuji(Tsugaru Mt. Fuji)”, and Iwaki River is flowing through in the city.
Hirosaki is all charm city such as deep history, traditional rows of houses, the prodigality of nature Mt. Iwaki, land-based foodstuffs and marine foodstuffs are abundantly available, Tsugaru’s particular dialect “Tsugaruben”, the seasonal changes in the scenery and more. We do hope you will come Hirosaki.
Weather of Hirosaki
Spring: March - May
Spring of Hirosaki is one of most beautiful and comfortable season. In March, snow start melting and the trees are budding. Cherry trees bloom on end of April to early May, apple flowers bloom in middle of May which make visitors happy.
Summer: June - August
It is said that summer of Hirosaki is shorter than with in other area of Japan. Therefore, local people enjoy summer, such as a festival or an outdoor, thoroughly. Moreover, Hirosaki has much green, like summer resorts. Of course it’s hot in summer, but then the heat is usually dry so, its climate is much more comfortable when compared to the other area of Japan.
Autumn: September - November
When we feel a cool wind, it is the arrival of autumn of colored leaves and harvest. The autumn colors start from Mt. Iwaki, after that Hirosaki park and trees in the city also changing colors in skillful red and yellow. Around that time, we have events celebrate or enjoy a harvest of apple and other various kinds of tastes specific to autumn.
Winter: December - February
A snowy day increases and the ski resort at Mt. Iwaki opens in December. Especially January and February are sever winter. We have subfreezing weather for many days. However, enjoying winter scene, hot spring and eating delicious local food are the charm of this strict winter.
[Statistics of 1981-2010]