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Address: 44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001 , Hokkaido
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Goryukaku was Japan's first western-style fort before conversion into the park after the war finished. The park was very clean and very well maintained. There were many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Easily accessible by Tram . Then 10 minutes walk to the park Pleasant and relaxing atmosphere . Many beautiful trees around Interesting history where a magistrate court was situated in the centre of the fort A worthwhile visit while in Hakodate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Woooow, its big park with all cherry blossom.. Amazing views.. With tower on it you can see awesome park and thousands of cherry blossom trees from above

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The cherry blossom, the fort, the picnicking people, just wonderful. We thought it would be good, but it surpassed our expectations. Check out the cherry blossom websites & get yourself to Hakodate in full bloom, it's spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a perfect place to visit if you want to enjoy the beauty of the sakura season in Hokkaido. The park is full of varies kinds of sakura and the view is just wonderful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Love this park, it has so many old majestic trees, gardens that we had to pay a second visit although the first visit was in spring 2012 and we enjoyed the beautiful cherry blossoms then. Nature lovers must visit to partake the serenity, beauty and romance offered by the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Nice walk in the park, since there is relatively nothing much to do in Hakodate. We bought tickets to go up the viewing tower. However, it is too foggy to see the fort in its full glory. Might want to take note of the weather and decide if going up the tower is worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Goryokaku Fort complex is a relatively new administrative centre for the Port of Hakodate. Designed by Ayasaburo Takeda who studied many European fort systems, Japan’s first European style fort complex was completed in 1864 in the last years of the Tokugawa Shogunate, it had the Hakodate Magistrate Office with several high-ranking Tokugawa Shogunate officials who were responsible for running... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of greenery, carp in the moats, and some information on site. Most of the info is up in the tower, so do that first.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were there a bit too early for flowers. So, there was not much to see and do. A quick stroll was turn out to be a pleasant one. Number of restaurants along the way, so we had a good dinner too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Goryukaku was Japan's first western-style fort before conversion into the park after the war finished. The park was very clean and very well maintained. There were many elementary school children picnicking in the park when I was there. In the middle was a shrine. I could imagine that it would be extremely beautiful when the Sakura (Cherry blossom) trees are... More 

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