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Goryokaku Park

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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After we went up the tower we went for a stroll around the park, which was very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Zealand
It was a quite pleasant walk to go past two bridges and through the entry gate to reach the center of the fort.

The Tokugawa government was concerned about the location of the governor’s office... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Funabashi, Japan
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“sakura season”(15 reviews)
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44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After we went up the tower we went for a stroll around the park, which was very interesting and enjoyable.

Thank Henryjen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tokugawa government was concerned about the location of the governor’s office (Hakodatebugyousho) in Motomachi because of its proximity to the foreigners’ residential area as well as its vulnerability to cannon fire from ships. It was decided to relocate the bugyousho away from the city...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From Hakodate city centre, you can rent a bike to goryokaku park, or by bus to go to Goryokaku. For me, I took bike, 500yen for 5hours from Hakodate Kokusai hotel You could explore the park using bicycle to save your time.

Thank Yanti R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing spectacular. Autumn foliage has not reached its peak. A rather small fort. Nothing interesting. Do not waste your time unless you wanna go for either sakura, autumn foliage or snow.

Thank KelvinPg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Goryokaku's unique star-shaped citadel has it origin in the 16th century Europe. A number of citadel cities, cities that were completely surrounded by forts, were built during this war-torn era of the last days of Tokugawa Shogunate - Hakodate War. With the development of...More

Thank scalise12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Goryokaku park is my favourite place in Sakura season,Summer and Autumn. There are many tiny things to see. And you taste a real and natural treasure,especially in seasons changing dress.

Thank micheledY2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the bus from stop #4 in front of the JR station to get there. Bus dropped us off right in front of the entrance of the Goryokaku Tower. It cost 900 yen for entrance to the tower. View from observation platform is nice....More

Thank Nofamli
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

A pretty nice place for a stroll in an autumn morning. Not crowded, and locals are visiting as well. There is a car park just around the corner, easy access if you are driving.

Thank VictorL4222
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We cycled to this park from the port. it is about 4 km one way. The park was quite pleasant with some beautiful trees pruned in the traditional fashion. The fort is based on the designs of the French architect Vauban. Inside the fort there...More

Thank 574RichardD
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This place is absolutely amazing during cherry blossom season. Sakura trees are planted all over the park, so you can enjoy a nice, long walk under the blossoms. It was so beautiful and romantic. It doesn't get anywhere near as crowded as Tokyo, so you...More

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7 November 2016|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
We are frequent travelers to Japan and so we can go to the Park by public transportation in accordance with the time frame available. Our cruise "Princess Diamond" provided free transportation from the "port" to the carpark... More
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27 February 2015|
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Response from ming-pong | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would like to tell you about the websites, but noticing websites is not allowed in trip advisor, Please check the posting guide line. But I would tell you about some of the keywords. "お花見 ohanami", "1000景 senkei... More
Eunice E
23 February 2015|
Response from ming-pong | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the best timing for cherry blossom would be from late of April to early of May. Japan has a lot of Sakura Festivals at that time. For example, Hakodate Park Sakura Festival, Goryoukaku Sakura Festival, Matsumae Sakura... More