Goryokaku Travel Guide

Sit beneath the trees and enjoy the natural beauty of the historic Goryokaku, where you can relax and walk around the unique star-shaped structure.

Nearby Restaurants


Rani Kitchen

Enjoy the spicy curry and cheese naan set at Rani Kitchen, a restaurant in Hakodate with a Nepalese owner.
Lunch: ¥500-999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999

VegeVege Kitchen

A hidden vegan restaurant in Hakodate, Hokkaido that serves vegan cuisine inside a Showa era style house, bringing together modernity and tradition.
Lunch: ¥1,000-2,000

Yasai Bar Miruya

A vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Yasai Bar Miruya could turn a lifelong meat lover into a vegetarian with their delicious plant-based Japanese cuisine.
Lunch: ¥2,000-2,500
Dinner: ¥2,000-2,500

Grano E Acqua

Grano E Acqua is a fantastic place to enjoy veggie and vegan pizza that would be hard to find elsewhere in the entire Hakodate area of Hokkaido.
Lunch: ¥1,500-2,000
Dinner: ¥1,500-2,000

The beautiful city of Hakodate offers various experiences for the adventurous traveler. While walking around the beautiful city, make sure to visit Goryokaku Park. Before becoming known for its beauty today, Goryokaku was built as a fortress by the Tokugawa shogunate. The park is now popular for its unique star-shaped structure and is visited by tourists from all over Japan and locals. To see a panoramic view of the park, head up Goryokaku Tower’s observation deck located next to the park.

Goryokaku is Hokkaido’s most famous spot for cherry blossom viewing, so don’t miss out when visiting during the spring! The park is filled with 1,600 cherry blossom trees, turning the entire area into a sea of pink. The blue water of the moat even turns pink at the end of the season as the petals fall. Cherry blossom viewing is especially stunning at night, as there are lanterns hung throughout the park to illuminate the sakura.

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