Though the elegance of Hirosaki's Park's sakura trees delighted the senses, the secret weapon was the carnival. Yes folks, that's right, for the very first time I entered Japan's version of this familiar realm. I was honestly stunned at the plethora of food vendors, games, and circus-style attractions. More importantly, I give it up to the Japanese for romping around in the chilly 50 degree weather. I traversed the artificial alleyways several times and snacked on a strawberry-chocolate covered banana and deliciously skewered karaage (fried chicken).
International Maze of Mystery
. A Haunted House (of sorts)
. Taste the Rainbow ...of chocolate covered bananas. These dudes don't look like the type to peel and dip bananas.
. Stick It Easy to devour edibles. The fish in the center is actually quite divine.