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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Tours to Goryokaku Park
$93 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hakodate Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Duration: 4 hours
$122 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hakodate Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Duration: 6 hours
$22 BOOK WITH VIATOR Cherry blossom viewing at Goryokaku with seasonal Japanese bento
Duration: 1 hour
Goryokaku Park reviews
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. 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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