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Goryokaku Park

44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0001 , Japan
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Ranked #11 of 59 attractions in Hakodate
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Parks
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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807 reviews 807 reviews
608 attraction reviews
548 helpful votes 548 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
101 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Byron Bay, NSW
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The old fort which was converted into a park is an excellent place for a stroll or picnic during Sakura season in early May. Soak in the holiday atmosphere with many photo opportunities while getting a healthy workout at the same time. What more can you ask for?! The magistrate building which is the centre piece of the park is... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great spot for cherry blossom parties. Interesting fort similar to that in Halifax, Canada. Good place to ride a bike or take a row boat for a ride.

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hong kong
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We drove 3 hours from Niseko to this hotel to enjoy the famous cherry blossom. The view was extremely impressive with so many sakura trees together. Parking there was easy, cheap and convenient.

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