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Goryokaku Park, Hakodate

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#1 of 58 in Historic Sites in Hakodate
Must see · Architectural Building · Park
Visit the historic site of Goryokaku Park, a former fortress in the shape of a five-pointed star. Built in the 1850s, the fort owes its curious shape to Ayasaburo Takeda, who designed it to optimize defence and gun placement. Roam the fort complex, a public park since 1914, and take a relaxing walk along the moat, lined with lush cherry blossom trees. Climb to the top of the 100 m (328 ft) tall observation tower to enjoy panoramic views of the fort and its surroundings. By using our Hakodate trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Goryokaku Park and other attractions in Hakodate.
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  • I enjoyed the visit here. Not crowded for my visit. Interesting history and English information. I’d love to go back for Sakura.  more »
  • Beautiful building & staff can explain in English very well The garden was neat & peaceful Even security staff was friendly  more »
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  • nice fort in an really interesting shape. the best view is from the tower located nearby, you can take great pictures from there
  • The city did amazing job to restored the building. ¥500 pet adult for entrance. Worth it!

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