Goryokaku Fort

Sightseeing information about Goryokaku Fort in Japan.


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Goryokaku in Hakodate is a former Western-style fort built in 1866 in the form of a five-pointed star. Under the Kanagawa Treaty of 1854, Hakodate was one of the first ports to open itself up to international trade, and this fort was designed to defend against the possible imperial threat from the Western powers. After losing its military importance, the fort was changed into a public park in 1914.

With some 1,600 cherry trees lining its moats, this is a wonderful "bastion of flowers". The views from a paddleboat and a 107m-high tower is marvellous. The best season is between late April and early May.

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You can watch panoramic view from the Goryokaku Tower, Hakodate's tallest building. Goryokaku also has the Former Hakodate Magistrate's Office, an old governmental building. You can watch Japanese traditional architectural sk...

You can watch panoramic view from the Goryokaku Tower, Hakodate's tallest building. Goryokaku also has the Former Hakodate Magistrate's Office, an old governmental building. You can watch Japanese traditional architectural skill.
This place is one of the most sightseeing places in Hakodate.

VisitedNov 2017

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