I traveled to Hirosaki City and Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture for four days and three nights. In this article, I will write about sightseeing spots in Hirosaki that are related to Western cultures.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Cherry Blossoms at Hirosaki Park during daytime (Related article)
* Cherry Blossoms at Hirosaki Park during nighttime (Related article)
* Sightseeing spots in Hirosaki 1 (Neputa Mura etc.) (Related article)
* Sightseeing spots in Hirosaki 2 (Former Hirosaki City Library etc.) (This article)
* Aomori bay area (Nebuta House Wa Rasse etc.) (Related article)
* Aomori other areas (Sannai-Maruyama site etc.) (Related article)
2015.04.28 – 30
In the Meiji era, foreign teachers were invited to Hirosaki to teach English, so Hirosaki has inherited western cultures and there are plenty of classic western-style buildings.
Former Hirosaki City Library
The Former Hirosaki City Library was build in 1906 and used until 1931. Now as an Aomori Prefecture’s important property, the building is open to the public.
Too Gijyuku Gaijin Kyoshikan
Too Gijyuku Gaiji was the first private school in Aomori Prefecture. The school invited foreign teachers to teach English and this building was used as residence for foreign teachers and their families.
Aomori Bank Memorial Hall
This was built in 1904 as the headquarters of the former 59th national bank. It has the western-style design while Japanese traditional techniques were used for its interior.
Catholic Hirosaki Church
The church was built in 1910. Beautiful altar and stained glass were impressive.
There are so many French restaurants in Hirosaki and “Restaurant Yamazaki” is the most famous. In particular, its cold soup is a speciality.
So far I have written four articles related to Hirosaki CIty. From the next two articles, I will write about Aomori City.