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Address: 44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001 , Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 138-40-3605

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Nice garden

Cool place with nice walk in a star shape garden. Good for cycling & run in the park. Next to Goryokuku Tower.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Kuala Lumpur
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank mcleeSingapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Delbe M
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It's a well maintained park with an interesting shape. Frankly the hordes of tourists arriving on buses was frightening. Skip if you are short of time.

Thank AlvinChanJB
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a very nice park with a lot of Sakura trees. Could not see any Sakura flowers coz it's autumn. Went for a good jog which is about 1.8 km around the park. Pretty cold though on a windy autumn morning.

Thank Francis K
Vero Beach, Florida
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61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The nearby Tower has a portrait of Vauban, Louis XIV's great fort designer (and expert on attacking forts). This is a classic Vauban-type fort, similar to several in the US, including Fort Monroe, Hampton, which functioned very well exactly when construction began on Goryokaku. The present-day fort is a beautiful park with mature pines and a magnificent palace/magistrate's office, which... More 

Thank David M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Go to the top of Goryokaku Tower and get a birds eye view of this park and see why its called "Goryokaku." Its five-sided. Then walk around the fort. It is beautiful, surrounded by a moat. Learn about the history so you can better understand its significance. The shape of this fort is similar to others throughout the world, to... More 

Thank GoldenGourmand
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Cool place with nice walk in a star shape garden. Good for cycling & run in the park. Next to Goryokuku Tower.

Thank All_the_way
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the park to view the autumn leaves and were not disappointed. The park is immaculately maintained and there is good signage in English. Well worth a visit.

Thank JaneO563013
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful and well- maintained park. Suitable for all ages. Go slow and enjoy the nice scenery in the park.

Thank Fantastixck

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