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Goryokaku Tower

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If you are really lucky, you will be here at cherry blossom time!

The views are the "standard tower views" of a big city except for the the exceptional fort just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dripping Springs, Texas
The admission fee to the observatory is relatively expensive at 900 yen but well worth it for the superb view.

Goryoukaku Tower sits at the corner of Goryoukaku Park. The present 107 meters high observatory... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Funabashi, Japan
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43-9 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The views are the "standard tower views" of a big city except for the the exceptional fort just below the tower AND the cherry blossoms if the timing is right. The fort is really impressive form above--the layout is wonderful and it looks just like...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We caught a tram to a stop close to this tower. You get wonderful views of the area, especially the star-shaped Fort. It is interesting to read about the history of the area. We had an enjoyable lunch on the mezzanine floor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Henryjen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Goryoukaku Tower sits at the corner of Goryoukaku Park. The present 107 meters high observatory tower replaced the former 60 meters high tower in 2006. The admission fee to the observatory level about 90 meters high is relatively expensive at 900 yen but well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The first floor has some displays but it is mainly a gift shop. For the full effect you really have to go up the tower.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelli W
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

It admission ticket of 900 Yen was too expensive. The view was just so so. The-star shaped park has nothing interesting. Autumn foliage has not reached its peak. Regret going. The whole place of Goryokoku park is to be forgotten and can be skipped.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KelvinPg
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Goryokaku Tower is one of the best attraction in Hakodate, it offers the best & great views of this historical landmark area. On a clear day you can see forever- we weren't so lucky, but really enjoyed this educational experience, and a symbol of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scalise12
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

It offers a great view of the historical landmark. Must go and read about the history. Of course, it will offer a good view from above. The garden below was most relaxing. Typical of Japanese gardens. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bally1966
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Nice view from the top. At the ground floor and second floor, there are coffee shops and snacks bars with acceptable prices and taste. From the top of tower you will see the star shape of the fort.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The best educational attraction in Hakodate must be the Goryokaku Tower. High up in the top of the city next to the castle, visitors have the chance to have the bird-eye view of the castle and beyond. The sight of the castle, the citadel, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharnP_13
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This tower is located at the entrance of Goryokaku. It costs 900 yen to go up this tower. From the top, you can look down all the Hakodate city, Honshu , Ocean and some mountains, very nice view if it is fine. At the top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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10 October 2018|
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Response from micheledY2 | Reviewed this property |
Since i left Hakodate in 12 oct,trees started changing colors,so it might probably be.
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Response from Spdrmn54 | Reviewed this property |
The local tram is an inexpensive way to travel to tourist spots in Hakodate. Tram stop #17 is a short 100 meter walk east from the JR Hakodate station. Ride the tram north and exit at stop #9. Walk north towards the... More