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Goryokaku Park

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Address: 44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001 , Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 138403605
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Small but Beautiful

The park basically surrounds the Goryokaku Fort, resulting in a pretty unique shape for a park. Rather unique as well is the moat surrounding the park. When I was there, it seems... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
PrisVivienne
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Hokkaido, Japan
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The star shaped fort and gardens surrounded by a moat is the heart of the city of Hakodate io Sovth Hokkaido. This fort was built in 1955 ,copied from a french design, to protect Hakodate from a possible Russian attack. The newly built Hakodate Museum is located inside the park, which is reached by a pleasant walk over the moat.... More 

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Thank Arun714
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was hesitant to walk there when at the tower due to the blizzardry weather. The park was blanketed in white powder and the ground was almost deserted except for a few visitors. Walked to the shrine and explored one corner of the park and got back to the tower. Could have been better to explore the park during good weather.

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Msia
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58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A beautiful area to explore, this place is filled with the remains of the fort which is informative and contains the history of Hakodate

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We visited the park in mid-Dec which unfortunately haven't snowed for a while and there's no snow-covered scenery at the park. I opined that it's better to visit in spring/autumn or if you prefer snow view, then visit when it's fully covered in snow. Not like what we experienced in winter but without the snow, it looks quite ordinary but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The park basically surrounds the Goryokaku Fort, resulting in a pretty unique shape for a park. Rather unique as well is the moat surrounding the park. When I was there, it seems like it was a gathering place for locals and you can see school children playing in the park.

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Thank PrisVivienne
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It's nice to visit during Mid Nov. Weather is nice, easy to walk around. Good place to have a nice picnic, you can finish the park in about 2 hours.

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We visited in winter. The park is planted with cherry trees everwhere - imagine what it looks like during sakura season. The park is famous for its historical fort. Shaped like a 5-pointed star, the fort is surrounded by a moat - this was thinly iced over when we were there in early Dec. Nice to walk around the park.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A well maintained attraction. Pricey to enter the tower and museum so we just walked around the garden. This place represents the last of the Shogun era where the battle of Hakodate took place. Some sad stories of lost dreams at this place for Japanese to remember.

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Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a lovely lake-side park with Japanese manicured trees. It provided a nice tranquil autumn walk with all the vibrant maple leaves. The park is uniquely shaped but it can really only be seen from above. This is a good family outing spot as the children can run free. There are many bare cherry blossom trees (we came at... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

After a visit to the Goryakaku Tower, please have a stroll around the park. It is absolutely beautiful and serene, especially in the sunny but cool day when we were there. Take the sight seeing Chuo bus from the Hokadate main bus station as the bus stop is right in front of the park and Goryakaku Tower. You may buy... More 

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