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Goryokaku Tower

43-9 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
+81 138-51-4785
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Last Samurai

Went up on a cloudy day but still had spectacular, close views of the city as well as the star... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MrBrcarls
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Lincoln, California
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Nice view at the top and helpful staff

I am a disabled driver from Singapore. I called the Tower office beforehand. They made... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Philip C
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“star shaped” (34 reviews)
“great view” (26 reviews)
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43-9 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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+81 138-51-4785
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"star shaped"
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"the ground floor"
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"great view"
in 26 reviews
"eye view"
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"glass floor"
in 7 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 5 reviews
"during cherry blossom season"
in 8 reviews
"degree view"
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"star fort"
in 5 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 10 reviews
"first floor"
in 6 reviews
"meiji restoration"
in 4 reviews
"pay a visit"
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"japanese history"
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"hakodate city"
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"per adult"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went up on a cloudy day but still had spectacular, close views of the city as well as the star shaped fort. Besides the great views there is a lot of information regarding the fort home of the last samurai and the surrounding city of...More

Thank MrBrcarls
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a disabled driver from Singapore. I called the Tower office beforehand. They made arrangement for me to park just opposite the Tower, in some coaches parking bay. They even left my name with the attendant. When I arrived, the attendant came and asked...More

Thank Philip C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can enjoy great views of the historical site and a 360° of Hakodate city from the observation platform. You can also see Mount Hakodate. The tower has two floors of observation platform. There is a Goryakaku history gallery, very well displayed on the second...More

Thank Ruyati
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a little bit expensive to go up the Tower (JPY900/person) but great views of the fort and the city from the top. Again I would say if it is your first trip to Hakodate a must see. Interesting exhibits on the history of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we visited Japan, we make an effort to visit Shogun historical site. I was glad and be able to see this site peacefully after golden week. This site is must to see if you are interested in Japanese history.

Thank Hiromi C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Able to understand the rich history behind this place and a 360° view, you can see the Goryokaku fort where an important battle happened during the end of the Edo period as the city view from the tower is nice as well. The only bad...More

Thank William W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good history lesson detailing the fights that shaped the region and realistic models that painted the scenes of key events. The view of the fortress from the tower was great, just hope it is not foggy when you are up there. Within the fortress compound,...More

Thank LambShanks
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

the first European style star shaped fort is the reason for the tower, a place where you get a birds eye view of the fort and moat. Good exhibition about the internal fights in Japan and then the arrival of French, Russian, English and Americans...More

1  Thank Lonestarbc
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

We were blessed with great weather making the views from the top of the tower really spectacular. We were also fortunate to be there during cherry blossom season.

Thank STAN49_12
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Our group of 8 people went up the tower to gain a better view of the park below, as well as to see the full scope of the cherry blossoms. While the line for the lift was long it moved fairly quickly and it only...More

Thank JDB68
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minerva2387
27 November 2017|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
To add to the response that you have received from Spdrmn54, the tram is the most efficient method of getting to the tower and nearby park. The tram costs approx 250 yen per ride. The fare must be paid on exiting the tram... More
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