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

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Beautiful park in early summer

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Allan L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kimitaka S
Singapore, Singapore
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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.

Thank cloversze
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Although not very special it's a good time to spend your time. We were lucky that there were still some blossoms, I think rhododendron or something

Thank jimvdberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

All are in green when looked down from the tower. But there're plenty of colorful flowers in this park when walked inside. Impressive!

Thank Happy P
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My 1st Self-drive (F&E) tour. My 1st visit to Japan. Visited Goryokaku Park very early in the morning wanted to catch the cherry blossom. It is very disappointed when we reached there as most of the cherry blossom is gone/fallen. However, it is a nice place to scroll around. We can see a lot of local doing their exercise at... More 

Thank Jason L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We visited here when the sakura were in buds! Too bad we could not see it in full bloom, otherwise it certainly will be more memorable for us. Nonetheless, we enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Thank rohizani
Cronulla, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Goryokaku Park hosts an unusual Western-style castle where the Ezo Republic fought their battle against Meiji's newborn Japan. Beyond the historical interest, a myriad of cherry trees on the mounds and around the moat showcase their stunning beauty during the brief cherry blossom season, which comes later than in more Southern latitudes.

Thank Ch4muy0

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