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This is a nice area to take a walk to see the churches and western buildings that placed an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Historic Roman Catholic Church

During a cruise ship excursion we had a guided walk through part of Hakodate. This church built in... read more

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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.
Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice area to take a walk to see the churches and western buildings that placed an important place in the history of Hakodate. The western influence of this city is greatly demonstrated by these historic sites. It's a scenic hike up but...More

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a cruise ship excursion we had a guided walk through part of Hakodate. This church built in Gothic architecture was on our itinerary. It is interesting to see but make it part of a tour in that area of the city as there are...More

Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice place to walk around, along the bay and up the very steep street to the old churches. A good change of pace from the more hectic sights.

Thank LMCM111
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Motomachi is not an area to be missed if you go to Hagodate. There are churches, houses, many buildings, all of which are well maintained. Worth for taking pictures. The popular long stretch slope is also here. Ropeway station up Motomachi mountain is just minutes...More

2  Thank Pornchai R
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very scenic and beautiful place for some great pictures. Can be quite a long walk but peaceful and not so many people.

Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Motomachi area is known to have significant ties to the westernization of the City. After Japan opened it up to the western world, Hakodate became one of the important seaports positioned for the domestic long distance and international sea trade exchanges and led to the...More

1  Thank unescotravelbug
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Definitely do the walk around the Motomachi area as you get to see some lovely little churches and cafes around the area. Good photo opportunities of the bay area as well. We walked from the Ropeway to the area and all the way down. Good...More

1  Thank rayean88
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This neighborhood in Hakodate is a wonderful place to walk. It gives you some great views of the bay. There are many sites to visit such as the many churches and government buildings. The homes in the area are also very historical and quaint. Be...More

Thank Doc687
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Very picturesque. Great views for the commerative photos. Reminiscent of San Francisco esp the gentle slope with the bay in the background. Take your time to walk the surrondings.

Thank lovebug163
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Oct 15 I am glad we stopped here and meander around this attractive neighborhood of churches, schools, homes, and shops. The autumn colors were just appearing and a wall of colorful leaves left us in awe. A lady was passing out vouchers for 10% off...More

1  Thank alohatripper
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