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Spot Overview

  • Location: 44-3 Goryokakucho, Hakodate City, Hokkaido
  • Introduction: Former Hakodate Bugyosho, Goryokaku is a historic site and one of the top tourist attractions in Hakodate City, Hokkaido
  • Tourist Information: Open to the public, offering historical exhibits, guided tours, and cultural events
  • History: Built in the late Edo period as the administrative center of Hakodate, played a significant role in the Boshin War
  • Accessibility: Easily accessible via public transportation, including tram and bus

Spot Attractions

  • Thing to note: Immerse yourself in the history of the Edo period, learn about the samurai officials and their daily lives
  • Architecture: Explore the well-preserved traditional Japanese architecture, including the main building and the magistrate’s office
  • Nearby Sightseeing Spots: Goryokaku Tower, Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples, Motomachi district, and more
  • Seasonal beauty: Beautiful cherry blossoms in spring, vibrant foliage in autumn, and snow-covered landscapes in winter
  • Features: Stunning view of the star-shaped Goryokaku Park and the surrounding area from Goryokaku Tower
  • Local experiences: Enjoy local Hakodate delicacies at nearby restaurants, shops, and the morning market

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