"Don't come to Hakodate during consecutive holidays" Goryokaku entry restriction Hokkaido Corona April 28, 20:01

To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Hakodate City, Hokkaido has decided to restrict access to the tourist attraction Goryokaku Park from the 29th. Many tourist facilities are closed in Hakodate, and the city calls for refraining from visits during large holidays.

Goryokaku Park in Hakodate is known as a famous spot for cherry blossoms, and is visited by many tourists during the large holidays that are in full bloom every year.

However, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, it was banned from entering the inside of the moat where many cherry trees are planted in order to prevent tourists from visiting.

In addition, during the large holidays, the red brick warehouses that houses ropeways and souvenir shops heading to the summit of Mt. Hakodate are closed, and the municipal parking lot near tourist facilities is also closed.

In addition, some accommodation facilities in the city are closed or do not accept new reservations.

Mayor Kudo of Hakodate City called at a press conference on this month, "It is no exaggeration to say that there is nothing to see in Hakodate for the large holidays of this year. Please refrain from visiting to prevent the spread of infection." .