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Hakodate Foreign General Cemetery

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Interesting piece of local and international history - well worth the walk

Fairly steep walk about 1km from tram terminus and a bit slippery in places due to large amount of... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
ndjordan1
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Melbourne, Australia
Atmospheric and evocative.

The Western and Russian cemeteries are a bit out of the way from the main tourist attractions... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Holiday_Knave
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London, United Kingdom
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16 Jan 2017
“Interesting piece of local and international history - well worth the walk”
3 Oct 2016
“Atmospheric and evocative.”
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Fairly steep walk about 1km from tram terminus and a bit slippery in places due to large amount of melting snow. Well sign posted and therefore easy to find. Interestingly enough the variety of Japanese cemeteries in the immediate vicinity were all open and easy...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Western and Russian cemeteries are a bit out of the way from the main tourist attractions - approx 25 minute walk - and so are quiet even on a busy weekend.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Holiday_Knave
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The best part of visiting this cemetery turned out to be the location, high on a hill in Northwest Hakodate, overlooking the bay. I thought the panorama was simply stunning. But we found the gates locked to the three cemeteries for foreigners in the area...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Visited 8 May 2016. My mum and I did not dare to walk through the cemetery as the number of tombstones was intimidating. But my brother was interested to explore it to learn about its history. So I guess it depends on whether you're the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank yijiaa2016
Reviewed 19 September 2015

There are in fact a series of cemetery's, one for Protestants, one for Chinese and one for Russian. all separated by fences of varying types and all with a great view over the harbour. The Protestant church had some 40 graves and two were from...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

It was a long and mainly uninteresting walk from the main railway station to this cemetery overlooking the harbour. We were disappointed after such a long walk to find that it was locked - a lot of effort for very little return. We took the...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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