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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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  • 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 »
  • I enjoyed the visit here. Not crowded for my visit. Interesting history and English information. I’d love to go back for Sakura. 
    I enjoyed the visit here. Not crowded for my visit. Interesting history and English information. I’d love to go back for Sakura.  more »
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  • This was my second time to be here! The first time when I travelled here was in summer time. All scenes were green. It was so beautiful for me, so chill out and just enjoy the environment. Five years later I came back here in winter. Same place but different feeling. It was a true white world. The air you breath is a part of this park. Cold but feeling so comfortable. It is a place that you will forget the temperature. So you can regard this comment as a caution comment😂. If you come Hokkaido in winter, don't forget to visit here. I am sure this place is what you will enjoy!
  • The park is in star shaped. Very beautiful trees & plantation inside. You can enjoy walking, jogging in the castle.

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