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Motomachi

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Address: Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Many foreign traders settled in this neighborhood in the mid 1800s, which...

Many foreign traders settled in this neighborhood in the mid 1800s, which still contains a number of foreign buildings, including the Russian Orthodox Church and the Chinese Memorial Hall.

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a romantic stroll ...

Go at night, it is very romantic and beautiful. They maintain the building well ... we love the western influence in all the architecture.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go at night, it is very romantic and beautiful. They maintain the building well ... we love the western influence in all the architecture.

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1 Thank NgCnal
Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We spent the whole morning walking around looking for the various slopes. It was fun and interesting as u see old buildings, view from the top of the slopes and also enjoy some ice cream along the way

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The walk around Motomachi was breathtaking. Every spot is worthwhile for photo shoot. Albeit you have to walk up a few hills, but the view and unique architectural buildings make it worth every sweat. There are always a good stop to enjoy some small snacks of ice cream or cream puff. Some of the highlights will include the municipal building,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

If u have been to Europe you will find this a normal church. Of course the environment is solemn and peaceful. Came here to say a prayer and left.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Due to historical issues, the buildings and road structures are very unique. it is good visit if you have 2-days time in Hakodate.

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Shibuya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a beautiful section of town. There are historic churches and temples located in this area. The Hachi-man Zaka offers a beautiful view into Hakodate Port ... a classic photo!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting area with well- preserved old buildings, nicely maintained park and nice view of Hakodate. You may spend some time to walk around and enjoy the view. Recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Nice walking tour with interesting architecture around - mostly from the Meiji period. Lots of colonial influence as Hakodate was the first Japanese port open for international trade. Despite the number of tourists, the area is quiet and easy for walk

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Plenty of old buildings and great view of the bay. We took a slow drive around the area and took pictures of the unique buildings and the bay view. Ice cream aplenty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Beautiful historic buildings. Top of the Motoi-saka Road is where you can take nice pictures of people with the sea behind them.

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