we enjoyed the silence and scenic view at Goryokaku Park, which is a vert good place for tourist to take pictures there.
Most of what you can see here are the 360 degree views; the fort is intersting, but it's a park-like atmosphere taht is best seen at night with the Christmas lights.
A short walk from the tower and over the moat(there's a boat hire shop on the right) and under the flowering canopy and you're in an area of calm. Climb up onto the earthworks for a better look over the moat, come down, to the left are some shops in rebuilt huts and straight on is the Magistrates building(another replica).... More
The park has undergone a great deal of renovation since my last visit to it several years ago. New buildings are in place to recreate the majestrate`s building which add to the value of a visit to the park.
Took a walk around the park, many places to take photos. Their descriptions are also in English, so for visitors who do not understand Japanese, this is definitely helpful!
Goryokaku Park is what used to be the Goryokaku Fortress, which was the site of the Battle of Hakodate, where the emperor fought and defeated the Shogun era samurais. Thus, this was also the site of the movie The Last Samurai. There is a big moat lining the fortress, and in the winter, it's covered with snow. We entered through... More
the tower provides a great view of the star shaped garden in Hakodate, as well as the surrounding Hakodate view. It's a 15mins walk from the Goryokaku tram station & do not forget to check out the garden after the view from the top
We were stronglynrecommendedto go to the park but honestly I would not recommend it. Maybe because it's Summer it was very hot and humid - not something you want to do walking around. I was all wet bythe time I got to the tower which was another great disappointment it cost ¥820 to get up just to see the green... More
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