Goryokaku Park / Goryokaku Tower

Travel Guide - Goryokaku Park / Goryokaku Tower


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 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)


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

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

Address / Location

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Aleksi Linna @AleksiHimself - 2017-03-07
Guys go and see this awesome Goryokaku park & tower in my newest #vlog #japan https://t.co/lrIwtI5Q0D https://t.co/ZfNIxiYesD
Aleksi Linna @AleksiHimself - 2017-02-13
Greetings from #Hakodate! Went #Goryokaku tower and park today.

#travelling #travelgram… https://t.co/8CCEsRDnFF
Kevin Meade @themovingm - 2016-07-04
Goryokaku Park view from the tower. https://t.co/kW2eZpgGlq
Kevin Meade @themovingm - 2016-07-04
Goryokaku Park view from the tower. https://t.co/kW2eZpgGlq
@chezevo @We_Japan - 2016-04-27
Goryokaku Tower from within the park https://t.co/8FsZnZizWY
Japan Lovers / アドミン @We_Japan - 2016-04-27
Goryokaku Tower from within the park https://t.co/8FsZnZizWY
Gerald Mark Soto @salvame - 2015-03-05
View from the Hakodate Tower. #hokkaido #hakodate #japan @ Goryokaku Park https://t.co/eELqmCD3Mg
Erri Fidiantyo @errifidiantyo - 2015-01-02
The view of Goryokaku Park from Goryokaku Tower, Hakodate. [pic] — https://t.co/wIqkpwNE8g
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