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Goryokaku Park

Address: 44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0001 , Japan
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Ranked #9 of 54 Attractions in Hakodate
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Parks, Cultural
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Taipei, Taiwan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Amazing shape architecture which was designed according to western castle by Japanese. Very nice to take a walk inside to enjoy the nature.

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is a nice place where you can have a rest from city rush. In the middle of park is few typical buildings which are like museum of former municipal government. I recommend to visit it but not strongly.

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Sydney
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124 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

An interesting park, part of an old fort I think, but it is the Art Museum that makes it worth the tram ride and walk to get there. We didn't go up the tower but apparently you have a panoramic view over the park from the top.

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The trip to the park in a beautiful heritage tram was a delight in itself. On arrival we found the breeze was plucking the last of the cherry blossoms from their branches. Some of the more sheltered trees were still in their full glory. The walk of the fort ramparts afforded great views, especially of some teenage girls rowing their... More

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Yamanashi, Japan
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There is Goryokaku tower in the park. If you go to the top of the tower, you can see the Goryokaku over all. Goryokaku really looks like a star.

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Melbourne
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31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is one of the best places to visit in Hakodate. It is easy to get there by tram. As information tells you this is a star shaped fort, one of approximately a dozen around the world. Take the time to find out about the history, so that you will understand why it is built in the star shape. We... More

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London
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668 attraction reviews
675 helpful votes 675 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This park surrounds a 19th century fort, built in the shape of a star to protect Hakodate from the Russians. Actually it is more famous because it is the site of the last battle in the Japanese civil war of 1869 and there are many information boards telling you about this. If you're there in season go see the cherry... More

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Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went there immediately after having a bird's eye view of the park via the Goryokaku Tower. It was supposedly an ancient battle fort strategically located to ward off invaders. Well kept & maintained at the closest possible way from the past. The former governor's building was a replica after it was damaged a long time ago. Too bad, if only... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Visited the park in hopes of catching the famed pink sea of cherry blossoms. However, since I went there too late, the flowers were starting to wither. Nonetheless, i manage to catch a few trees that still manage to maintain their blooms and left satisfied.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The star shaped fort is perfectly built and unique. It must be wonderful when the blossoms are out which would be in April. The centrepiece is the magistrates building which is the only intact structure remaining. There are some beautiful trees and a lovely moat that you can row a boat on. Walk around it first before going up the... More

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