Dec/1, 2019 - Feb/29, 2020 The Star Illumination of Goryokaku3.9
from 12/1 '19 to 2/29 '20
Goryokaku is a fortress that features a pentagonal design with a five-pointed star.
Every winter, the illumination event takes place at Goryokaku. The 1.8-km long moat is illuminated with about 2,000 lights to create a star-shaped illumination.
In early winter, the illumination reflects on the surface of water, and it makes mysterious and gorgeous atmosphere. Then in mid winter, when snow accumulates on the frozen moat, the Goryokaku star spangles more brightly, and is especially beautiful.
In addition, the fireworks are launched from 5 p.m.
Dates : December 1 , 2019 - February 29 , 2020
Dates and Hours : （12/1～2/9）17:00～20:00、（2/10～2/29）17:30～20:00
Venue : Goryokaku Park, Goryokaku Tower
Address : 44 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate City, Hokkaido
Access : a 13-mins walk from Goryokaku-koen-mae Station of tram
Adult : 900 yen, Junior high school and high school student : 680 yen, Elementary school student : 450 yen
Night Admission :
Adult : 810 yen, Junior high school and high school student : 610 yen, Elementary school student : 410 yen
Purpose,night view,winter in Japan,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Hakodate sta. (about 3.5km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 months ago
This was my second time to be here!
The first time when I travelled here was in summer time. All scenes were green. It was so beautiful for me, so chill out and just enjoy the environment.
Five years later I came back here in winter. Same place but different feeling. It was a true white world. The air you breath is a part of this park. Cold but feeling so comfortable. It is a place that you will forget the temperature. So you can regard this comment as a caution comment😂.
If you come Hokkaido in winter, don't forget to visit here. I am sure this place is what you will enjoy!
5.04 months ago
This was an awesome place just to see the stone work and wonder what it took to build over 100 years ago. I want to come back during cherry blossoms, I bet it’s beautiful here!!!
4.06 months ago
It's a good short walk. If you're into historical readings, you can appreciate all the information about the buildings within the star. Good stuff and would recommend.
3.06 months ago
The park has some historical significance. You can go here for a evening walk, but other than that I do not see anything that would be missed if we didn't visit. The Entrance to the park is free but it's $4 to go around the Magistrate office which we opted out.
4.05 months ago
Nice view of the city and the fort, but a little pricey (900yen/adult). Detailed description of the history of the place in English as well. Too bad the leaves and flowers are withered during the time we are here.