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Address: 44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001 , Hokkaido
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Delightful serenity in winter

Blanketed in snow over a wide expanse the feeling and view of the wide snow cover is quite impressive . Great for a slow stroll enjoying the scenery and the feeling of having the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
Wennie W
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Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Goryokaku Park is a park with an interesting shape, though that is something you will not really notice when you take a stroll in it. I think you can skip this park if you are only staying in Hakodate for a day or two. Exploring other parts of the city will be more rewarding.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Blanketed in snow over a wide expanse the feeling and view of the wide snow cover is quite impressive . Great for a slow stroll enjoying the scenery and the feeling of having the park all to yourself during winter as visitors are very few.

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Singapore, Singapore
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214 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

park is free, unlike the Tower. nice place to walk and explore. if time permits, visit the Magistrate's office. fees apply. we enjoyed the office self-tour as we got to see the tatami room, architecture and learned a bit about the history

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Kutchan-cho, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for history lovers. Magistrate house is rebuilt as it is and maintained nicely. Well integrated museum with interactive information.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing place that's nice and quiet. We didn't go in the spring but I hear the cherry blossom trees are nice. It's free to walk around. Place is very clean

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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Goryokaku Park is a very nice park to visit during any season - there are cherry blossoms in spring, greenery in summer, autumn leaves in fall and lightups and christmas decorations during the winter. I visited in spring and summer. This is the most popular place in Hokkaido for ohanami, so you can expect lovely views and hordes of people.... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

You can view the aerial view of this place from the Goryokaku Tower. The park itself has a historical background which you can read up on at the entrance. Certain good spots for photograph opportunities. Try the gelato at the second floor of the Tower before heading to the park.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

It is a place with meaningful historical background, a good place for photography. However place smaller than expected. To get aerial view, need to visit the Goryokaku Tower. Bus timings from Hakodate were very fixed and punctual so make sure u plan your time around the park. A good fast food-Lucky Perriot is right across the Tower.

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Singapore
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48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Walked in the morning, and noticed that lights have been prepared. I did not manage to see them lighted up at night - must be breathtaking to see at night.

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Taipei,Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We took a city tram and walked about ten minutes to the park. At first glance, I was astonished by its scale but after knowing the history of its building time, can't help thinking why they built this fort when the guns dominates the wars? A good place to walk in and take photos but the fort is not big... More 

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