In 1869, the end of the battle of Hakodate in the civil war between samurai and the new government forces brought the dawn of a new era of Japan. A festival commemorating warriors who died in the battle is held in May. The main feature is the parade of about 1,000 people clad in combat uniforms in those days. In the course of the parade, they act out, as a motif, events that happened in the period of about 15 years between Commodore Perry’s coming to Japan and the end of the battle of Hakodate. There is a contest where applicants play as Hijikata Toshizo, the most popular samurai who died in the battle.
Hakodate Goryokaku Festival
箱館五稜郭祭 / Hakodate Goryoukakusai
- Rough annual schedule
- Fixed schedule
- 2022/05/21 - 2022/05/22 * finished
|Address||44 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate|
|Access from Hakodate Station||
17 minutes by tram to the "Goryokaku-koen-mae" tram stop
15 minutes on foot
This phone number is for inquiries only. It is unrelated to the actual address.
(It cannot be inputted into a car navigation system.)
To call from abroad to Hakodate
- Dial the international dialing access code and Japan’s country code (81). See Here
- Drop the first 0 and dial everything else. For example, to call the Japanese number 0138-00-0000 from the US, dial 011-81-138-00-0000.