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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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  • This is a government office where larch, willow, and cherry trees were beautifully planted. The reproduced building is beautiful and splendid. It seems to be a famous place to enjoy by the four seasons. Cherry blossoms in spring, pine trees in summer, autumn, blue sky, snow in winter.
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  • We arrived in the park early in the afternoon and went quite smoothly in the office of the magistrate, which is this with respect for history and material newly built.
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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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