Beautiful Cherry Blossom Can Be Enjoyed from Up and Down, Left and Right -Goryokaku Park in Hakodate-
May 7th, 2015
Goryokaku Fort (五稜郭) is a fromer fort located in the northeastern part of Hakodate Station and is known as a place that old Shogunate army fought on Boshin War (戊辰戦争) and made an unconditional surrender. Presently remains of the castle change to Goryokaku Park (五稜郭公園) and open to general public, and many tourists come. About 1,600 cherry trees such as Yoshino cherry tree (ソメイヨシノ) are in full bloom from late April to mid May, it becomes a famous place for the cherry trees, and many tourist particularly visited here in a spring. There are Goryokaku Tower (五稜郭タワー) with observation decks and Hakodate Magistrate's Office (箱館奉行所) at the Goryokaku Park. The tourists pay an entrance fee and can enter those. Particularly, a view from Goryokaku Tower is splendid, and the tourists can enjoy the Goryokaku as a bird's‐eye view.
Atmosphere of Cherry Tree Blossom Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Goryokaku Park free of charge
Hakodate Magistrate's Office Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250
Goryokaku Tower with Observation Platform Adult: JPY 840. High and junior high school student: JPY 630. Elementary school student: JPY 420.
|Parking lot||Pay parking lot is provided|
|Business hour||From April to October 09:00-18:00
From November to March 09:00-17:00
|Regular closing day||Hakodate Magistrate's Office: Year-end and New Year holidays. Goryokaku Tower: Open all year round.|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||86 165 148*41|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Goryokaku Park.
|Hotel Siena Goryokaku(ホテル シエナ五稜郭)||
|Hakodate Rich Hotel Goryokaku(函館リッチホテル五稜郭)|
|Dormy Inn Express Hakodate Goryokaku(ドーミーインEXPRESS函館五稜郭)|
|Route Inn Grantia Hakodate Goryokaku(ルートイングランティア函館五稜郭)|
|Annex Hotel Tetora(アネックス ホテルテトラ)|
|Hotel Nets Hakodate(ホテルネッツ函館)|
A page of Hakodate is here
A page of Hokkaido Cherry Tree is here
Hokkaido Cherry Tree