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Goryokaku Tower

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Goryokaku Tower Official Account. View of Mt.Hakodate and the Tsugaru Straits from the observatory. The star-shaped vista that shines on the grounds of Goryokaku Fort, a special historic spot.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
43-9 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
+81 138-51-4785
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I am afraid of heights I did not want to miss this. The view of the park was excellent. I thought the entrance fee was quite expensive for what it was.

Date of experience: June 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best attraction on Saturday. Got a good view of Goryokaku Garden and Hakodate city. Admission fees ¥900/adult. Recommended for first timer who visit Hakodate.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank morinaga
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Line up, take pictures and then leave. We visited there not in busy times, so everything is smooth. I think it’s better to have a walk down the park then to pay for the elevator!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mandymak
Reviewed July 2, 2019

It's not the most stylish of towers once you get to the viewing deck, but it does have a great view of Goryokaku Park as well as a few exhibits showcasing the history of Goryokaku. Don't forget to collect the stamp impression!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nadiahkimie
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

This is a historical landmark with many activities inside the tower. Collect stamps, buy local food as souvenirs or simply enjoy the beautiful view from above the tower. There is also history in the form of comic and pictures to depict the past. Better than...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank blueneutron
Reviewed June 24, 2019

We had a short wait to board the elevator up to the top of the tower. When I got to the top, I saw the nice view of the fort below but all of a sudden, felt off-balance. I think it's because the windows to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed June 16, 2019

We waited about 40 minutes to take the elevator. View is worth it, especially during the cherry blossom season

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Reylf
Reviewed May 14, 2019

Quite a tourist attraction you take the lift to the top to see the view of the five sided fort. There are some limited eating options in the complex but it is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mfranks911
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Make the time to visit the tower is you are in Hakodate. This lovely little port is graced with a number of attractions. The tower provides a 360 degree eagle-eye view of the city, including the Goryokaku Park — a beautiful and unusually shaped piece...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SuellenT942
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Was lucky inthe park as the time blooming for chreery blousom amzaing view from the tower to the garden

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 22, 2019|
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Response from tomizuta1953 | Reviewed this property |
Just heard on the news that cherry blossoms in Matsumae close to Hakodate has started to bloom. You couldn't have picked a better date!
April 1, 2019|
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Response from veromaea | Reviewed this property |
just infront of the tower but it is not for free
October 10, 2018|
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Response from micheledY2 | Reviewed this property |
Since i left Hakodate in 12 oct,trees started changing colors,so it might probably be.
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