Tourist spot in Hirosaki city

Tsugaru-han Neputa Village [津軽藩ねぷた村]

Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura
Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura
Photo by Aomori Prefecture

Displaying Neputa in Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura
Displaying Neputa
Photo by Aomori Prefecture

Tsugaru-han Neputa Village ("Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura" in Japanese) is a tourist facility about Tsugaru area.
It is located just east end of Nakacho district.
And it is near the northeast corner of Hirosaki Castle.

Tsugaru-han means Tsugaru Domain, and it was Tsugaru area governed by feudal lord until the middle of the 19th century.
So, this facility introduces the traditional production in Tsugaru area.

Big Neputa floats (It is called "Nebura" in Aomori city.) are displayed in a building of the facility.

And a Japanese garden "Yôkien" constructed in the early 20th century is near the buildings.

Learning Tsugaru-Shamisen in Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura
Learning Tsugaru-Shamisen
Photo by Hirosaki City

Folk crafts in Tsugaru-han Neputa Mura
Folk crafts
Photo by Aomori Prefecture

We can listen to live playing of Tsugaru-Shamisen.

It is a traditional music in Tsugaru area with 3-stringed instrument.
The tempo of the music is generally fast and the player needs high technique.
Ten-minute performances are held every 50 minutes every day.

And, you can try to make traditional folk crafts in the workshop.

There are the souvenir shop and a restaurant, and you can know about Tsugaru area.

How to get here

By route bus, get off at "Tsugaruhan-Neputa-mura" or "Kamenoko-machikado" stop.
About 15 minutes from JR Hirosaki station.

Other Tourist Attractions in Hirosaki city

Hirosaki Castle Outemon Square Old Western-style buildings Choshoji & Zenringai Saishoin temple Seiganji gate Nakacho district Hirosaki Apple Park

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