Goryokaku Park


Goryokaku Park

English Post, Hakodate, Historical Area, Hokkaido, Oshima, Parks, Sightseeing14Mar2020
Goryokaku Park - Summer

Fort Goryokaku (五稜郭, Goryōkaku) is a massive, star shaped, Western style citadel, which was built in the last years of the Edo Period for the defense of Hakodate against the imperialist threat posed by the Western powers. A few years later, the fort became the site of a civil war between an army of the shogunate and the superior troops of the newly established Meiji government.

Goryokaku Park
This is Goryokaku Tower in Hakodate City, Hokkaido.

Hours and Fees

Goryokaku Tower


8:00 to 19:00 (late April to late October)
9:00 to 18:00 (late October to late April)


No closing days


Adults 900 yen

Former Magistrate’s Office

Former Magistrate's Office




44-3, Goryoukaku-cho, Hakodate 040-0001




9am to 6pm (until 5pm from November through March); admission ends 15 minutes before closing.


The Former Magistrate’s Office is closed December 31 to January 3, and a small number of irregular days. Please call 0138-51-2864 to check.


Adults 500 yen, 20 or more 400 yen;
Children 250 yen, 20 or more 200 yen;
Preschool children are free.

Goryokaku Park - Winter

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Note: March 2020, due to concerns about Covid-19,
some businesses are reporting reduced hours and/or temporary closures.
Please check hours before you go.

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