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Cherry Blossoms

photo of Hirosaki Castle

Tohoku | Aomori | Hirosaki

Hirosaki Castle

Hirosaki Castle is one of the twelve original castles in Japan and is a place famous for its botanical gardens as well as the cherry blossom trees.

photo of Goryokaku Fort

Hokkaido | Hakodate

Goryokaku Fort

A star shaped fortress that was built to defend against foreign threats in the mid-1850s.

photo of Matsumae Castle

Hokkaido | Matsumae

Matsumae Castle

Matsumae Castle is only Japanese style castle to have been established on Hokkaido.

photo of Matsumae Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Hokkaido | Matsumae

Matsumae Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Most popular cherry blossom viewing spot in Hokkaido with over ten thousand cherry trees.