Hirosaki Castle 弘前城
Description This is the Otemon Gate in the sannomaru. There are 5 original yaguramon style gates at Hirosaki Castle. All of them are Important Cultural Property. This is the one from which visitors normally enter first. It may be hard to see from the pictures on this site, but the pitch of the roofs on these gates is actually steeper than most yagura and gates at other castles around Japan. This is because there is much more snow in Hirosaki so a steeper roof will help the snow slide off and prevent damage to the roof.
Historical Artifacts Otemon Gate (yagura gate - Important Cultural Property)
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撮影時間: 2010-05-21 07:56:59 JST
main keep Main keep from the inside
Hirosaki1-t Higashimon Gate of the sannomaru.
Kitamon Gate Kitamon Gate seen from inside the castle.
Higashiuchimon Gate Minamiuchimon Gate
Minamiuchimon Gate Hitsujisaru Yagura
Tatsumi Yagura Ushitora Yagura
main keep and moat Yoriki Guardhouse
The stone walls and moat of the honmaru north entrance. honmaru moat and Takaoka Bridge.
Mt. Iwaki and the western moat from the honmaru. moat around the ninomaru bailey
stone bridge and moat Second floor of the main keep
interior of the 3rd floor map of the castle grounds