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Goryokaku Tower

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Address: 43-9 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 138-51-4785
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All view of Goryukaku park from Tower

You can see the overall view of goryokaku park and enjoy with the hakodate history by history teller mini statue and image.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
iPatz
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Bangkok, Thailand
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Use street car Tram to the nearest stop. Then walk about 15min to reach the Tower. The best season for view from the tower is early May for the cherry blossoms.

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Thank FrankieHobo
Bangkok, Thailand
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can see the overall view of goryokaku park and enjoy with the hakodate history by history teller mini statue and image.

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Thank iPatz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's nothing to see, waste money for the ticket (840yen per adult!) But ice cream melon is good, i like it ;)

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Thank Beaut W
Bangkok, Thailand
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice location, easy to access by tram and walk about 500 metre. I went there after a shower rain during 4-5 pm in July still can see nice view. JCB card holder get free ticket.

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Thank aranyap2015
Singapore, null, Singapore
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is nice park , there are about 1600 cherry blossom three planted here. It will be nice during cherry blossom period. They have nice garden.

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Thank Tan C
Canberra, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower offers great views of the Goryakaku Fort plus a lot of souvenir shops but not much else. The views extend all around, but Hakodate is not the prettiest city anyway. Not sure if it was worth 840 yen per adult.

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Thank Yaggers
Melbourne
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an engrossing visit. The bird's eye view of Goryokaku Park was worth the visit just to understand its design. The cherry blossom is weeks later here than in central Honshu, so you have an opportunity to experience Sakura up to a month later than in Tokyo.

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Thank janjoh
the Coast
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were given no time to visit the park, only the tower; but we had a wonderful time enjoying the bird's eye view. From the top, the park looks magnificent. Kinda out of the place since it is surrounded by modern building. But, this is Japan. And i love the diorama displayed depicting history of last samurai.

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Thank DUDETTE33
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Goryokaku Tower is touristy and not cheap, but the view of Goryokaku Park and the city of Hakodate on a clear day make it well worthwhile. Seeing the park complex from above gives an appreciation of its size and structure. This is helpful in planning your visit and understanding what you will be seeing. The tower can be reached... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This star shaped fortress was once an important military establishment. It now showcases beautiful cherry blossoms of various colours. One of the better attractions to visit with nice scenary for photo taking.

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