Hirosaki Neputa Festival (弘前ねぷたまつり)
Some 80 gorgeous neputa illuminated sculptures are drawn through the city streets to cries of yayado!, a summer tradition in Hirosaki. Stunning kumi-neputa are 3D depictions of famous characters and scenes, while ogi-neputa resemble folding fans in their shape and are decorated with images of gallant warriors on the front and beautiful women on the back. Cute kingyo-neputa are modeled after Tsugaru-nishiki goldfish and are carried by children.
- 2019/8/1-7 [Dotemachi]19:00Start
[In front of the station]19:00Start
- Street stall
- Venue varies depending on time.
[8/1-4]Sakura-odori Street (Mototeramachi, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture)
[8/5-6]Ekimae-dori Street (Ekimaecho, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture)
[8/7]Dotemachi, Hirosaki City
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.