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Goryokaku Tower

Enjoy a unique overlook of Hakodate’s city skyline, surrounding mountain ranges and distant coastline from this modern observation tower and history gallery.

Appreciate captivating views of Goryokaku Fort and its surrounding park and the Hakodate city skyline from Goryokaku Tower, a tall observation tower next to the city’s famous fortress. Visit this impressive sightseeing structure and admire its modern design. Enjoy fantastic views across the city to outlying mountain ranges and coastlines.

The tower is 351 feet (107 meters) tall and has a double-story observation deck. Visit the ground floor to experience the sunlit and airy atrium, filled with a variety of flora. Take the elevator to the first observation level, which features a see-through floor and beautiful views. From here, spot Mount Hakodate and the Yokotsu Mountain Range. Look directly down on Fort Goryokaku and admire its stunning star-shaped design, lush gardens and pretty cherry blossoms in spring.

With the right conditions, you might also be able to see the distant Shimokita Peninsula and Tsugaru Peninsula in the Aomori prefecture, over the Tsugaru Strait. Stay for a while to gaze out at the surrounding panorama. The observation deck’s late opening hours allow visitors to enjoy a stunning sunset from this commanding position.

Head up to the second story of the observation deck to check out the Goryokaku History Corridor and learn about the heritage of the city and the tower. Informative displays point out different historical sites throughout the city.

Goryokaku Tower is located in Hakodate, within the Hokkaido prefecture. The observation deck is open daily until late in the evening year-round. Students enjoy discounted admission to the observation decks. Combine your visit to Goryokaku Tower with a trip to Fort Goryokaku, a historic military fort and former administrative office for Hokkaido. Wander around the fort’s beautiful gardens and moat promenades. Reach the area by catching a 10-minute tram from Hakodate Station to Goryokaku Koen Mae and walking for an additional 15 minutes.


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Hotel Dormy Inn Express Hakodate Goryokaku ¥4,650
Hotel Dormy Inn Express Hakodate Goryokaku

Hotel Dormy Inn Express Hakodate Goryokaku

29-26 Honcho, Hakodate, Hokkaido
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Hakodate, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hakodate Museum of Art and Goryokaku Tower. Yunokawa Hot Spring is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.

    HOTEL MYSTAYS Hakodate Goryokaku ¥4,746
    HOTEL MYSTAYS Hakodate Goryokaku

    HOTEL MYSTAYS Hakodate Goryokaku

    26-17 Hon-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Hakodate, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Fort Goryokaku and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Miharashi Park and Motomachi Catholic Church are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      APA Hotel Hakodate Ekimae ¥3,967
      APA Hotel Hakodate Ekimae

      APA Hotel Hakodate Ekimae

      19-13, Otemachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Hakodate, this hotel is steps from Morning Market and Ekini Fish Market. Hakodate Ropeway and Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward are also within 2 mi (3 km). Hakodate Station is only a 4-minute walk.

        Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate ¥6,467
        Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate

        Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate

        14-10 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Hakodate, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Morning Market and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Goryokaku Tower. Ekini Fish Market and Hakodate Seikan Renrakusen Memorial Museum Mashumaru are also within 5 minutes. Hakodate Station is only a 1-minute walk.

          Jujiya Hotel ¥7,273
          Jujiya Hotel

          Jujiya Hotel

          32-4 Goryokakucho, Hakodate, Hokkaido
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Hakodate, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Goryokaku Tower and Fort Goryokaku. Hakodate Racecourse and Yunokawa Hot Spring are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Route-Inn Grantia Hakodate Goryokaku ¥6,471
            Route-Inn Grantia Hakodate Goryokaku

            Route-Inn Grantia Hakodate Goryokaku

            11-10 Honcho, Hakodate, Hokkaido
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Hakodate, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hakodate Museum of Art and Goryokaku Tower. Yunokawa Hot Spring is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

              Hakodate Rich Hotel Goryokaku ¥5,612
              Hakodate Rich Hotel Goryokaku

              Hakodate Rich Hotel Goryokaku

              Goryokaku-cho 35-3, Hakodate, Hokkaido
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Hakodate, this hotel is steps from Hakodate Museum of Art and Goryokaku Tower. Yunokawa Hot Spring is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

                Hotel S-Pal ¥4,887
                Hotel S-Pal

                Hotel S-Pal

                26-16 CHIYOGADAI-CHO, Hakodate, HOKKAIDO
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Hakodate, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Yanagawa Park and Goryokaku Tower. Yunokawa Hot Spring is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.