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Goryokaku Park / Goryokaku Tower

Travel Guide - Goryokaku Park / Goryokaku Tower

InformationInformation

Goryokaku, a five-cornered fort, is Japan’s first Western-style fort. The fort was completed in 1864 after 7 years of construction work. Hijikata Toshizo and Enomoto Takeaki fought against the new Meiji government here and it was the last stage of the Boshin War.
The star-shaped fort is now developed as a park and is well-known for its 1,660 beautiful cherry trees. From the observation platform of the 107-meter high Goryokaku Tower in the park, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the Goryokaku and the surrounding area.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Goryokaku Park: 5:00 - 19:00 (April - October)
  • Goryokaku Park: 5:00 - 18:00 (November - March)
  • Goryokaku Tower: 8:00 - 19:00 (April 21 - October 20)
  • Goryokaku Tower: 9:00 - 18:00 (October 21 - April 20)

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Goryokaku Park: Admission Free
  • Goryokaku Tower: 840 yen (General, Adult)
  • Goryokaku Tower: 630 yen (Student)
  • Goryokaku Tower: 420 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes walk from Goryokaku Koen-mae Station on the Hakodate City Tram

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 43-9, Goryokakucho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido, 040-0001