In the station Neputa art, I just missed the Neputa Festival by one day-oh well, some day I'll experience it in person.
Old Aomori Bank
Former Hirosaki Library
Another olds renovated Starbuck's near the castle park.
Fujita Memorial Garden
Sannomaru Ōtemon Gate
Hirosakijo Botanical Gardens
Ninomaru Tatsumi Yagura
Mount Iwaki in the background.
Kitanokuruwa North Gate
Former Ishida residence
More samurai homes
After today's sightseeing I dropped by Be Easy Brewing's taproom before dinner.
Rakuten Ballpark IPA.
I found a cheap and cheerful izakaya-my favorite kind-at Tsugaru Izakaya Wai Wai.
Some local delicacies-keno jiru (minced meat and vegetable soup), mizuitame (stir fry vegetables-served cold), and hotate to ika menchi (scallops and squid minced and deep fried). I also tried some local nihonshu (sake).
In the Hirosaki station, the region is known for apples. maybe there's still time to try an apple pie. Next stop, Amori, Amori to catch my flight back to Tokyo.