Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center

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Japanese script: 弘前市立観光館
Area: Aomori
Address: 2-1 Shimoshiroganecho, Hirosaki, Aomori [map]
Phone: 0172-37-5501 0172-37-5501
Access: 1.7 km from Hirosaki Station Ōu Main Line
Hours: 9am - 6pm
Website: http://www.city.hirosaki.aomori.jp/gaiyo...

The Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center is a large modern building located across the road from the Otemon Gate o Hirosaki Castle Park.

The center contains a souvenir shop, a large neputa float and a help desk with information in different languages. The staff however, appear to speak little English.

Nebuta float within the Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center
Nebuta float within the Hirosaki Municipal Tourist Center | Photo by Greg Lane