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.
Tours To Goryokaku Park
Hokkaido Cherry Blossoms: Goryokaku Park and Matsumae Park BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $122
Duration: 16 hours
Cherry blossom viewing at Goryokaku with seasonal Japanese bento BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $22
Duration: 1 hour
Goryokaku Park Reviews
We wandered around the park looked at the stone work, read the signs about the old fort etc. It was chilly, but a nice visit. We did not pay to go up into the tower. more »
Went there by tram. It is a short 10 minutes walk from the tram stop. Many photo stops at the park. Great place to relax and watch the days gone by. more »
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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