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Hakodate Magistrate's Office

44-3 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
+81 138-51-2864
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Very nice place to visit

While touring Hakodate we went to the Goryokaku Park and took the time to visit the Bugyosho . It... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2017
Anthony F
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London, Canada
Good Museum for the Boshin War Buff

This former magistrate's office is a good small museum for the history buff, especially those who... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
terramurie
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Seoul, South Korea
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44-3 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

While touring Hakodate we went to the Goryokaku Park and took the time to visit the Bugyosho . It was very interesting to see the complete restoration of this Magistarte's Office the construction methods , the materials and what the different rooms were used for...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

This former magistrate's office is a good small museum for the history buff, especially those who are interested in the Boshin War. It's nice that this is right in the middle of Goryokaku Park, a former fort.

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Hakodate Bugyosho, the old Magistrate building for Hakodate was the pre-Meiji era goverment building for the areas in Ezo (Hokkaido) inhabited by Japanese. The current building is a reconstruction of a part of the original, which was dismantled after the Boshin war. The reconstruction shows...More

2  Thank Heikki S
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Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

When my wife suggested that we visit this attraction, I was reluctant as I assumed that the ancient Hakodate Magistrate Administrative building will not be anything to write home about. I was therefore pleasantly surprised with this visit. What really impressed me was the design...More

4  Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

Fascinating, great place to get an idea of the last great battle in the Japanese Civil War and to get a sense of the end of power for the Shogun Era in Japan. Totally worthwhile.

1  Thank antipodeannz
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

If you are interested in Japanese architecture then this would be the ideal place to visit. With wooden frames and floor boards as well as the paper style walls and tatimi mats it has all you would expect from a Japanese style building. You can...More

3  Thank Brisbane41
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Nice historical place. An old Hakodate Magistrate. I'm into architecture so 500 yen entrance fee was no big deal. There's an English pamphlet explaining the building restoratiuon process and floorplan showing the rooms and the usage back then. It is a very good place to...More

1  Thank Andry0905
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Inside is very informative and gave a good sense how things used to be How the building was constructed was fascinating.

1  Thank janjoh
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

Bugyousho is the office of magistrate in the Edo Period, and this building is its recent reconstruction. Now it is open to public as a museum. It is very informative about the history of Hakodate and worth to visit.

1  Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting account of life in Hakodate in Edo times as well as the lives of the magistrates who lived and worked in Goryokaku. It's 500Yen entry but it is quite interesting. There are English language leaflets which are useful and some English...More

3  Thank Derek P
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