Shinkansen sightseeing information

The area surrounding Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station(Hakodate, Hokuto, Onuma)

Goryokaku Park(Hakodate)

A western-style fort which was also the scene of the Battle of Hakodate. A moment to experience the history at the citizen's place of relaxation and refreshment.

Designated as a national special historic landmark, it is a western style fort which is pentagonal star-shaped. On these lands the final battle (the Battle of Hakodate) of the Boshin war was waged, it was the final fortress of the old shogunate military, Takeaki Enomoto and Toshizo Hijikata, et al. Nowadays it is maintained as a public park, in springtime it is crowded with the public as it acts as one of Hakodate's beauty spots for cherry blossom viewing. In addition, the magical scene in winter when the moat is illuminated is also charming.

From the 107-meter "Goryokaku Tower" located within the park, in addition to the view of the star-shaped Goryokaku estate, it also arouses interest with its many exhibits from the Battle of Hakodate. Also, the Hakodate Magistrate's Office which was opened in 2010 was a restoration and reconstruction of the Hakodate Magistrate's Office which was a shogunal administrative facility in the heart of Goryokaku. How about taking a moment in Goryokaku park to remember the tumultuous period from the end of the Edo Period when restoration had started?

Address44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate TEL0138-31-5505
(Goryokaku Park Maintenance Office)
HoursThe fort is open to public 5:00 - 19:00
(- 18:00 from November to March)
ClosedOpen Daily
Getting there
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. Hakodate Liner / Bus Hakodate Station
  3. about a 15-minute walk
  4. from the tram Goryokaku Koen-mae Station
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. Hakodate Liner / Bus Hakodate Station
  3. about a 7-minute walk
  4. from the Hakodate Bus Goryokaku Koen-iriguchi
FeesNo entry fee for the park. URL