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Goryokaku Park, Hakodate

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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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  • We loved our time walking around this lovely area. Great to learn the history of the place and see what remains of the old fort where history was made . If in town you have to visit . 
    We loved our time walking around this lovely area. Great to learn the history of the place and see what remains of the old fort where history was made . If in town you have to visit .  more »
  • Goryokaku Fort or park is a National special historic site in Hakodate. I went for the cherry blossoms because they are in full bloom this time of year. Several other attractions there like the... 
    Goryokaku Fort or park is a National special historic site in Hakodate. I went for the cherry blossoms because they are in full bloom this time of year. Several other attractions there like the...  more »
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  • Historical fortress well worth the visit. Go first to the observatory then walk the grounds.
  • Great big park in the shape of a five pointed star that is surrounded by a moat. The park is on the site of a former fortification and contains hundreds of cherry blossom trees that line the fortification walls and the park grounds. There is a beautiful old traditional Japanese style building in the center and two entrances to the park that are accessed by bridges over the moat. Great place to go for a walk or a bike ride or to just enjoy the cherry blossom in late April / early May.

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