GoryokakuHakodate City, Hokkaido

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Goryokaku DATA
Other nameKameda Government Office Earthworks, Yanagino Castle
castle construction1866
address44 Goryokakucho, Hakodate, Hokkaido
telephone number0138-21-3456
Opening hours9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (April to October), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (November to March)
closing dayYear-end and New Year holidays (December 31st to January 3rd)
Admission feeAdults 500 yen, students/children 250 yen

Goryokaku is a fortress-style castle built by the Edo Shogunate in the suburbs of Hakodate in Ezochi at the end of the Edo period.

Access to Goryokaku
15 minutes walk from Hakodate City Tram "Goryokaku Koen-mae" stop.

HISTORYAbout Goryokaku

Read about incidents related to Goryokaku

Hakodate WarThe last battle of the Boshin War, Hijikata Toshizo dies
After the end of the Edo shogunate, which lasted for about 260 years, the new government army and the old shogunate army fought against each other from 1868 to 1869, called the Boshin. It's war. The final battle was at Ezochi and Hakodate (now Hakodate, Hokkaido).
Hakodate War
Boshin WarThe Great War that determined the trends of the end of the Edo period and the Meiji Restoration
The Tokugawa-Edo shogunate, which had lasted for 260 years, ended with the Restoration of Imperial Government, but the Tokugawa family continued to hold power. In response, members of the new government such as the Satsuma, Choshu, and Tosa clans sided with the former shogunate in order to seize control of the government.
Boshin War
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