The historic Goryokaku (Star Fort) is a popular sightseeing spot in Hakodate. First presented in 1989, the Star Dream (Hoshi-no-Yume) winter event features 2,000 lights illuminating the 1.8 kilometer circumference of the moat that encompasses Goryokaku to create a beautiful five-sided star. The sight of this beautiful star glistening on the snow-covered ground under the clear night sky attracts people from all around Japan. From 5:00 PM on the opening day, December 3rd, a music concert and fireworks display are put on by local residents.
- Thursday, December 1st, 2016 - Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
- 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (from February 10th: from 5:30 PM)
- The Goryosei Star Dream Executive Committee (TEL:0138-51-4785)
Information accurate as of November 29, 2016.