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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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  • The most historical monument in Hakodate pre-dating the Meiji Restoration. It is a Vauban-style pentagon-shaped fortress symbolic of the Tokugawa Shogunate's efforts to modernise after the Perry... 
    The most historical monument in Hakodate pre-dating the Meiji Restoration. It is a Vauban-style pentagon-shaped fortress symbolic of the Tokugawa Shogunate's efforts to modernise after the Perry...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A lovely and huge park with beautiful landscape and a serene lake. Goryokaku park is famous for the iconic star-shaped fort constructed in 1855. The Goryokaku tower is located just opposite the park and it offers a full view of the fort. In the center of the park, there is a magistrate office which open for visits but admission fee is required. Overall it is a nice park to explore but it was rather crowded during my visit.
  • Historical fortress well worth the visit. Go first to the observatory then walk the grounds.

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