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Address: 44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001 , Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 138403605

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Very large and expansive

A large and expansive park area surrounding and in the vicinity of the fort and also the nearby tower.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Yulara, Australia
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this garden at fall is the best season I think because you can soak into a sea of red autumnal leaves.

Thank elijahckl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No need to take a ships tour. All sites are easy to get to on your own. We had a Hakodate goodwill guide for $30. You can go here first then take cable car downtown to see the fish market and warehouses then motomachi. This is a nice park but visit the magistrates building which has more character. Probably about... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went during summer, well its a pretty garden in the fort. A good place for a leisure stroll in the park. Probably will be much prettier suring sakura season or autumn season.

Thank BruceYeong
Yulara, Australia
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286 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large and expansive park area surrounding and in the vicinity of the fort and also the nearby tower.

Thank Brisbane41
Bangkok, Thailand
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68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk all day with this greeny place. Everthing in this place make you feeling relax and enjoy with nature. In the center, there is japanese style city hall with history information inside (but I've not to go inside).

Thank iPatz
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Beautifully manicured gardens just on the edge of the city. Well worth the trip on a sunny day for a walk

Thank Sophie W
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148 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Like the previous reviewer I recommend going up the Goryokaku tower first to get an overview of the fort. We went around 11:30 am and found it was't crowded then but many tour buses were arriving after lunch. We walked around the top of the walls and admired the cherry trees in their green season leafy splendour. The magistrate's building... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Goryokaku Park (free entry) surprises by its dimensions and beautifully constructed walls, moats and bridges. I recommend going up the adjacent Goryokaku Tower (entry fee) first to appreciate the size, shape and components of the park complex. Once inside the park, it is worth crossing the three bridges for great views of the stone walls and moat. Climb the fort... More 

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390 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Goryokaku is the only Western fortress in Japan, and its historical value is very high. Nowadays it is a pleasant park. If you take the entire view of Goryokaku, it is better to go to Goryokaku Tower.

1 Thank Kimitaka S
Singapore, Singapore
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63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This park is huge and beautiful with many Instagram-worthy spots. It is within walking distance from the streetcar stop (Goryokaku-koen-mae). Just follow the numerous signboards along the way. Our family spent around 1 hour there.

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