The dioramas displayed in the observation room of Goryokaku Tower are elaborate and interesting

Diorama on display at Goryokaku Tower
Diorama on display at Goryokaku Tower
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The Goryokaku Tower observation deck, 90 meters above the ground, offers a clear view of Goryokaku. This is because the tower was built to look down on the shape of Goryokaku from above. Goryokaku is not the only thing that can be seen. The tower stands alone, with no tall structures surrounding it, and its 360-degree glass observation deck offers an unobstructed view of Mount Hakodate, the Tsugaru Straits, and Hakodate Bay, not to mention the city of Hakodate.

Although the view from the tower is spectacular, I am not familiar with the geography of Hakodate and the surrounding area, so the distant view did not really lift my spirits. What attracted me more was the Goryokaku Historical Corridor, an exhibition space in the observation deck where visitors can learn about the history of Goryokaku. The history of Goryokaku, starting with the arrival of Perry, is explained using chronological tables and illustrations, and a diorama is also on display inside. This diorama is elaborate and interesting. The photo is one of the dioramas on display, "Entry into Goryokaku and Occupation of Hakodate."

Even though the diorama is elaborate, it is located on top of Goryokaku Tower, and the main attraction is the view from above. Fewer people look at the diorama or the timeline than look out the glass windows. Even fewer people were pointing their cameras at the dioramas.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12382

Shooting Date

Jun 2022

Posted On

October 4, 2022

Place

Hakodate, Hokkaido

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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