Fort Goryokaku五稜郭公園

Fort Goryokaku, a western-style fort, is considered as a unique and breathtaking spot to view 1,600 cherry blossom trees along the star-shaped moats. The best way to enjoy sakura is to ascend 107-metre high observation tower which also provides good view of Mt. Hakodate, the Tsugaru Strait and the Yokotsu mountain range from afar. What’s more, during cherry blossom season, tourists can enjoy traditional Hokkaido barbecue under the blooms.

Admission: 900 Yen

Number of sakura trees: 1,600

The age of trees: 100 years

Variety: Yoshino cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Fort Goryokaku

Cherry blossom viewing period: late April to late May

Best time to view in 2019: late April to early May

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 28 to May 3

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: not available

How to visit

Access: From Hakodate Station, take tram to "Goryokaku Koen Mae", from where the fortress is another ten-minute walk.
Address: 44 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Japanese address: 北海道函館市五稜郭町44