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Goryokaku Park

Address: 44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001 , Hokkaido
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Ranked #6 of 68 things to do in Hakodate
Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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秋田
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

In summer, riding bike around the park is a lot of fun, especially in the morning. My favorite season for this park is winter or early summer. Snowy scenery of this park would remind me of the day of Boshin war. The bugyousho building was the target of bombardment from Meiji government warships. So many people visit here during daytime.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was snowing furiously when we got to the park. And it made for great photos. The park is beautiful and a real winter wonderland.

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Naples, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

During our visit there was a reenactment of a war scene. Enjoyable especially for those who may not understand the historical perspective of the government and people of Hakodate.

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Singapore, Singapore
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Goryokaku Park is just next to the Goryokaku Tower. It’s an unique star shape park and a beautiful place to stroll around, and take in the ambience and atmosphere. I was there in Nov, therefore the weather was pleasantly cold. A nice place to have a picnic and just enjoy the view It is apparently a good place to... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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149 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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