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Address: 43-9 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 138-51-4785
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Go up to the tower and you'll ve able to see the whole of the star shaped fort. Love the melon ice cream sold up at the tower.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Goryokaku literally means 5 angled arms - to simplify it is simply a very nicely built star-garden. To get this star view you will have to go up to Goryokaku Tower - a different view at different seasons. Make a wish at the tower too.

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I visited Goryokaku Tower in the end of January 2015. Illuminated and snowy Goryokaku was so beautiful and I was moved to tears. I entered to the tower with discount prices because my entrance was evening. There is also discount coupon for soft serve and small gift (original postcard) on tower's official site (sorry, only in Japanese).

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Go up to the tower and you'll ve able to see the whole of the star shaped fort. Love the melon ice cream sold up at the tower.

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秋田
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Goryoukaku Tower is a good place to watch the interesting shape of Goryoukaku, which is known as an old battlefield of Boshin War. Especially in winter, I am hooked with the snowy scenery of Goryoukaku. Gift shops are also available in the ground floor. Just one thing, Ajisai Ramen restaurant is 1 minute walk from the tower!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very enjoyable visit - take your time and see the exhibits. It is a great panorama of the historical significance of the area.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The ticket is reasonably priced at 600yen for adults and 300yen for students. The star shaped fort is pretty amazing. Eating hokkaido ice cream on the observation tower while enjoying the view is great.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Besides Mount Hakodate, another interesting place to visit when you are in Hakodate is the Goryokaku Tower. How often do you get to see a star shape park (Goryokaku Park)? The park itself is a beautiful place to visit and have a stroll. I was there in Nov and the weather was very nice (cold). It is apparently a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Enjoyed the beautiful view - where else can you see a star shaped fort? Just a note of caution - on the floor below the observatory, there is a place in the floor where you can look down right to the street. We noticed that there was a chip on one side of the glass. I'm sure that its reinforced... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Gets a bird's eye view. And the surrounding space is huge! My family and I enjoyed the gelato and ice cream most! Unique gelato favors such as yam, chestnut and sesame and followed by a melon ice cream. Nice way to chill and relax.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Was a little disappointed as it was dark when we visit, there was no light and nothing much to see! So should go in the day time where you can see better!

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