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Goryokaku Park

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Nice view

We took the bus from stop #4 in front of the JR station to get there. Bus dropped us off right in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Seattle, Washington
via mobile
Nice park in the city

A pretty nice place for a stroll in an autumn morning. Not crowded, and locals are visiting as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“sakura season”(14 reviews)
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44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Reviewed today 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 Michele D
Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 Richard D
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

1  Thank L123V
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Below Goryokaku Tower is Hakodate’s five point star fort where the last major Boshin War anti-Meiji reformation battle occurred in Japan. The breastworks of the fort remain standing and the area is planted with several thousand cherry trees that look beautiful in bloom or out....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this beautiful park in Hakodate. It's unique shape and design, combined with the history and restored traditional buildings, and the heavy stone walls make this an interesting place. You can walk right around the outside or Criss cross through from the various bridges....More

1  Thank ScambusterSZ
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a very pleasant, spacious park for walking around. Fortunately, entrance into the park by itself is free, and even though there are quite a lot of tourists, the park is sufficiently large that a quiet place is easy to find. There are also...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