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Goryokaku Tower, Hakodate

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From Goryokaku Tower you can take in sweeping views of Hakodate and the star-shaped Goryokaku Fort below. This soaring 107 m (351 ft) viewing tower is perched at the edge of the historic fort, which was designed in 1855 to protect the territory of the Tokugawa shogunate from Russian invasion. The fort's star shape allowed for better visibility and more gun emplacements. Today, the grounds serve as a park replete with cherry blossom trees. Use the elevators at the entrance hall to reach the two observatory floors, where an exhibition of figurines demonstrates the history of the area. Take a look at our Hakodate travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Goryokaku Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We had a short wait to board the elevator up to the top of the tower. When I got to the top, I saw the nice view of the fort below but all of a sudden, felt off-balance. I think it's because the windo...  more »
  • It's not very tall, but you can see the goryokaku. It is said that you can see a wonderful scenery in the season of cherry blossoms.
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  • Interesting layout and scenic aerial views. Pity my phone died at this point so all pics taken here were wiped out. I enjoyed learning about the history behind the place. Cool tourist destination!
  • Worth going up and have a good view of the whole place. Have a walk into the park and enjoy the cherry trees close. Local will do barbecue there with all the stools and pit and enjoying the beautiful park.
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