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Castle / Ruins of Castle Spots in Aomori Area

  • Hirosaki Castle Tower
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    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Shimoshiroganechou 1
    Hirosaki castle was completed in 1611. In 1627 the castle was struck by lightning and burnt from the fifth level of the keep to the ground. The castle stood without a tower for the following 200 years, but in 1810, the ninth lord of the Tsugaru Clan Yasuchika rebuilt a three-layered keep in the southwest corner of the grounds. It is called “Gosankai Yagura” and is the castle you can see today. It is now used as historical center exhibiting historical materials of the feudal era.
  • Nejo Castle Site
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    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Nejou Negishi 47
    The site of a castle which belonged to the Nanbu, a powerful clan which once ruled the northern Ou region in the middle ages. The remnants of the castle's inner citadel, Tozenji-kan hall, earthwork enclosure, and moat can still be seen today. In October 1994, the castle's major historical sites were turned into a historical park and the castle's main building, workshop, barn, and stable were recreated based on archeological surveys of the inner citadel site. A tour provided by a volunteer guide can be arranged with an advance reservation.

    Wandering through this area youll feel like your in history, you cn actually dress as a samurai; I decline it just wouldnt look right.

  • Sannohe Castle Site / Shiroyama Park
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    Aomori Pref. Sannohegunsannohemachi Umenai Shironoshita
    The site of Sannohe Castle, which was built by the Nanbu Clan during Japan's Warring States period. Today the site is maintained as Shiroyama Park; in addition to the castle's original stone wall and earthworks, the park also has an event space, deer garden, and history and folk customs museum. The park is also a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing, and in spring some 1,600 cherry trees on the grounds burst into bloom, attracting great numbers of visitors from around the prefecture and country.
  • Former Kuroishi Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Kuroishi-shi Sakaimatsu 2-chome
  • Yokochi Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Aomori-shi
  • Namioka Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Aomori-shi
  • Horikoshi Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Hirosaki-shi
  • Oura Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Hirosaki-shi
  • Nejo Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Hachinohe-shi
  • Takadate Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Goshogawara-shi
  • Kagami Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Goshogawara-shi
  • Fukushima Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Goshogawara-shi
  • Tominami Han Chichoato
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    Aomori Prefecture Mutsu
  • Tanesato Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Ajigasawamachi
  • Shibasaki Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Kitatsugaru-gun Nakadomarimachi
  • Noheji Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Kamikita-gun Nohejimachi
  • Nozawa Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Sannohe-gun Gonohemachi
  • Araya Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Hirakawa-shi
  • Aseishi Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Kuroishi-shi
  • Daikoji Temple Castle Ruins
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    Aomori Hirakawa-shi

Aomori Areas

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Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori’s fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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