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

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Nice garden

Cool place with nice walk in a star shape garden. Good for cycling & run in the park. Next to Goryokuku Tower.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go to the top of Goryokaku Tower and get a birds eye view of this park and see why its called "Goryokaku." Its five-sided. Then walk around the fort. It is beautiful, surrounded by a moat. Learn about the history so you can better understand its significance. The shape of this fort is similar to others throughout the world, to... More 

Thank GoldenGourmand
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool place with nice walk in a star shape garden. Good for cycling & run in the park. Next to Goryokuku Tower.

Thank All_the_way
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the park to view the autumn leaves and were not disappointed. The park is immaculately maintained and there is good signage in English. Well worth a visit.

Thank JaneO563013
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful and well- maintained park. Suitable for all ages. Go slow and enjoy the nice scenery in the park.

Thank Fantastixck
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But I would not make this park a destination. The view from the tower is fantastic, and the fort is attractive in all seasons. While it is unique in Japan, the star-shaped configuration is not unusual in the world.

Thank Barbara W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hundreds of cherry trees which must be stunning in season. Lovely lovely afternoon in the sun. Fascinating history and free. We saw turtles in the water and really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank antipodeannz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was sunny and we enjoyed a nice walk in the parc with stunning cherry trees. In the centre of the parc you can visit former magistrate office.

Thank WendyT01
Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The star-shaped fort with the "moat" around it is a highlight of Hakodate that you don't want to miss. It's best of course in the spring when the hundreds of cherry trees are in full bloom. When you walk into the fort area from the tower you will see many old trees that are pruned in interesting shapes Some of... More 

Thank StuartGustafson
Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

you can enjoy and spend more than a half day inside the park. scenery is different in each season. seeing the overview of the park from the tower is recommended!

Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This well worth a visit to walk around and enjoy. You can walk around the top for part of the way. It is also a good place to get photos of the tower. In the middle is the Magistrate's Office which you can visit, but need to pay to get into.

Thank Paul A

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