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.

Purposeelderly,knows a lot about Japan,cherry blossom viewing,sightseeing,second time in Japan
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5.0a month ago

來到函館就會想要來造訪這個星型碉堡,春櫻夏綠秋紅冬雪各有不同風情。可以坐函館的路面電車到五稜郭公園前,步行10分鐘可達。這次恰好在櫻花滿開時抵達,近2000顆的櫻花齊放,日本人們也在櫻花樹下賞櫻聚會,春天的風物詩~

5.03 months ago

まだ桜には早かったですが、廻りはぐるりと桜の木が植えられ紅しだれ桜もあり、満開になったらさぞや素晴らしいことでしょうね。タワーは展望台のチケットが900円と、やや高めですが、行く価値大です。函館戦争の詳しい説明や、ジオラマが見応えあります。遠く津軽海峡や函館山が見渡せ、眼下には五稜郭の星形がくっきり見下ろせます。改めて幕末の歴史を感じさせてくれました。土方歳三の像もあります。また五稜郭には幕末から明治に掛けての偉人達の説明の展示もありました。
行く途中に可愛い像もあり、心なごみます。

5.03 months ago

春の桜も冬の雪景色も美しいです。地元の方がジョギングやお散歩に来られています。
歴史的にも意義のある場所です。

5.0a month ago

新政府軍と旧幕府軍が戦った函館戦争の舞台となったところ。
五稜郭タワーから見ると、星型要塞となっていることが、よく分かります。

5.0a month ago

歴史好きには楽しめるところです。
中国人が多く、またうるさいのが難点。

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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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