Goryokaku Park

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Goryokaku Park is an iconic star-shaped fort located in Hakodate. The fortress was originally constructed in 1855 to protect Hokkaido and was the site of a civil war between the shogunate’s soldiers and the imperial troops of the Meiji government. Later in the 1910s, the area was converted into a public park, and today, it is recognized as a national special historic site.

Overview

Address

44 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido (Map) (Directions)

Hours

5:00 - 19:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 5:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 5:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 5:00 - 19:00
Thursday 5:00 - 19:00
Friday 5:00 - 19:00
Saturday 5:00 - 19:00
Sunday 5:00 - 19:00
Holidays 5:00 - 19:00

Phone Number

0138-40-3605

Website

hakodate-jts-kosya.jp

General Amenities

  • Paid parking
  • Coin lockers
  • Non-smoking
  • Information Counter
  • Restroom

Access

From Hakodate Station, take the tram to Goryokaku Koen Mae Station (10 mins). Then, continue 10 minutes on foot to the park.

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