Goryokaku Tower is located on the southwest side of Goryokaku Park. It is a great place to overlook Goryokaku. When I reviewed Goryokaku, I already mentioned this ruin (foundation) park, which is characterized by its shape and cherry blossoms. If you are in the cherry blossom season, you can enter the garden to enjoy the flowers. If you are in Hokkaido during the long winter or when the flowers and plants are not blooming, the lighthouse overlooking the park is the best way to visit.
The History about Ayasaburo Takeda and An American commodore M.C. Perry's fleet opening at Hakodate Port. He arrived at Uraga in 1853, demanded the Tokugawa shogunate to open its door to the rest of the world. Succumbing to the threat of force from the enormous 'black ships", the shogunate concluded the Treaty of Peace and Army between the United States of America and the Empire of Japan in 1854 and decided to open the ports of Shimoda in Izu and Hokodate.
There are souvenirs on the first floor. Tickets are ¥840 for adults. People who don’t want to walk into the park or don’t have time to visit the park are still afraid of the cold (winter) like me. The fastest way is to go to the tower for sightseeing. The top floor introduces the historical source of Goryokaku. The key point is to have a bird's eye view of the park and the city of Hakodate. It is worth a visit!
After climbing to the castle, you can see the beautiful scenery of Hakodate. A good reason is that you can learn more about the history of this area and about the Meiji Restoration period. Before going to the tower, having some historical understanding and perspectives will help you increase your experience.