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Goryokaku Park, Hakodate
(3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Visit the historic site of Goryokaku Park, a former fortress in the shape of a five-pointed star. Built in the 1850s, the fort owes its curious shape to Ayasaburo Takeda, who designed it to optimize defence and gun placement. Roam the fort complex, a public park since 1914, and take a relaxing walk along the moat, lined with lush cherry blossom trees. Climb to the top of the 100 m (328 ft) tall observation tower to enjoy panoramic views of the fort and its surroundings. A visit to Goryokaku Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hakodate vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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. 
  • Why don't you go I don't think strong endorsements as tourist destinations, but went to Hakodate? It is much said. Not to be missed are people who are interested in the history of everything?
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