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Address: 44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001 , Hokkaido
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Historic and serene

Amazing place that's nice and quiet. We didn't go in the spring but I hear the cherry blossom trees are nice. It's free to walk around. Place is very clean

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

park is free, unlike the Tower. nice place to walk and explore. if time permits, visit the Magistrate's office. fees apply. we enjoyed the office self-tour as we got to see the tatami room, architecture and learned a bit about the history

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Kutchan-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for history lovers. Magistrate house is rebuilt as it is and maintained nicely. Well integrated museum with interactive information.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place that's nice and quiet. We didn't go in the spring but I hear the cherry blossom trees are nice. It's free to walk around. Place is very clean

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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Goryokaku Park is a very nice park to visit during any season - there are cherry blossoms in spring, greenery in summer, autumn leaves in fall and lightups and christmas decorations during the winter. I visited in spring and summer. This is the most popular place in Hokkaido for ohanami, so you can expect lovely views and hordes of people.... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can view the aerial view of this place from the Goryokaku Tower. The park itself has a historical background which you can read up on at the entrance. Certain good spots for photograph opportunities. Try the gelato at the second floor of the Tower before heading to the park.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

It is a place with meaningful historical background, a good place for photography. However place smaller than expected. To get aerial view, need to visit the Goryokaku Tower. Bus timings from Hakodate were very fixed and punctual so make sure u plan your time around the park. A good fast food-Lucky Perriot is right across the Tower.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Walked in the morning, and noticed that lights have been prepared. I did not manage to see them lighted up at night - must be breathtaking to see at night.

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Taipei,Taiwan
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We took a city tram and walked about ten minutes to the park. At first glance, I was astonished by its scale but after knowing the history of its building time, can't help thinking why they built this fort when the guns dominates the wars? A good place to walk in and take photos but the fort is not big... More 

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singapore
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

You have to drop by this lovely park. Take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful and relaxing view of the park. The colour of the maple leaves spice up the area during the autumn period. I was also told the cherry blossom is beautiful here during spring.

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Joshua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Constructed in 1853 after the US arrival in Japan, the Fort became a park in 1914. The pakr is best seen from the Goryokaku Tower built in 2006. It costs 840 yen per person to see visit the observation deck of the tower. It is open 8 am to 9 pm during the spring summer and early fall (April 21-... More 

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