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This attraction is certainly unusual! A star shaped building on top of a very tall tower . On ground level there are interesting shops, coffee bar and snacks. The elevator travels very quickly to the top where the views are terrific! There are interesting models and notices to…
To access the Goryokaku Tower, you can either take a Hakodate bus and alight at the Goryokaku Koen Iriguchi bus stop and walk 7 minutes or a Hakodate tram and get off at the Goryokaku Koen Mae Tram stop and walk approximately 15 minutes. There is an admission fee to access the…
The star shaped park is a major attraction of Hakodate and indeed looking at it from the tower is an interesting experience. There are also exhibits to showcase the history of the fort.
It was already dark when we went up (winter so it gets dark at 4pm) so didn't manage to see the view before sunset. The crowd must have left, there was no queue at all to go up as it was already dark. It didn't snow so it wasn't white on the ground..
The tower is an interactive museum, telling a story of the fort and providing a great view on the surroundings. Great if you're into history.