Forming the grounds of Hirosaki Castle, Hirosaki Park is nationally recognised as one of Japan’s top three cherry blossom viewing spots. The park is home to over 2,600 cherry trees of 50 varieties. Many local and international visitors come to the park’s “Hirosaki Sakura Festival“ between late April and early May. A rickshaw ride is one way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the vast grounds of this castle park. The view of the rows of cherry trees along the sides of the outer moat reflecting on the water is breathtaking. The park is also known for its graceful views of cherry blossom petals scattered on the surrounding waters. The view of cherry flower petals carpeting the water surface of the outer moat is called “Hanaikada”. It has gained great popularity since being recognised as a “once-in-a-lifetime scenic view” thanks to its Facebook page. This video was filmed in May 2020 to offer a rare view of cherry blossoms without visitors in the popular park and a “hanami” experience at home.