Today’s famous “Sakura” spot is “Goryokaku”@ Hakodate in Hokkaido.
“Goryokaku” is the symbol tower of Hakodate.
It is rare star-shaped western castle, and length of a side is about 300meter.
Now, it is opened free as the park.
Approximately 1,600 “Somei-yoshino” (cherry trees) are planted in the star-shaped moat.
From the adjacent “Goryokaku” tower, you see the star shape is to be clear.
At the cherry blossom season, you can see “Cherry blossom – colored stars” from the observatory. This “Star” will can watch this only on about 10 days from one week in one year. It is a very rare landscape.
Here is a suitable place for the end of Japanese cherry blossom season.[ Information ] “Goryokaku” tower
8:00～19:00 (10/21～4/20 9:00～18:00)
Open throughout the year.
43-9 Goryoukakutyou, Hakodate, Hokkaido
Hakodate bus: 7 minute walk from the “Goryokaku-Koen Iriguchi” bus stop.
(You can ride the bus from JR “Goryokaku” Station or JR “Hakodate” Station)
Streetcar: 15 minute walk from the “Goryokaku koen mae” bus stop.