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Hirosaki is one of northern Tohoku's most attractive cities. It's most famous for its sweet apples, and its only real cultural attraction is a small but photogenic, reconstructed castle. The town has a very appealing, easygoing nature, and this is suitably reflected in a local slang word, azumashii ("a feeling of coziness"). Perhaps owing to latitude and topography, there also a blue-tinged component to the light that is reminiscent of Santa Fe or Taos, New Mexico.
Hirosaki at a Glance
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