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The Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery

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Address: 96 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0862, Kanagawa Prefecture
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History before your eyes

The Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery is located just above Motomachi on the Bluff. It has graves of foreigners who lived and died in Yokohama since the middle of the 19th... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Doug C
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Shanghai, China

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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There is a historical tour of famous people resting there by a registered guide on holiday and weekends. Also a small museum at the top of the cemetery with interesting historical background off the cemetery and Yokohama dating to 1800's.

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The history behind this cemetery is amazing. Its located above Motomachi Shopping street. You can actually take a elevator located in the Motomachi train station, it will take you to the top of the station which is a small park and walk up the hill to what they call the "Bluff" It's the area of Yokohama that was given to... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

The Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery is located just above Motomachi on the Bluff. It has graves of foreigners who lived and died in Yokohama since the middle of the 19th Century. The paths are well preserved and the cemetery very green. From Spring to Summer the cemetery is open on weekends (Y200 donation) for tourists to walk a set course... More 

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Veszprem County, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I couldn't walk around in the cemetary because the stairs leading down were closed, but it looked very nice from above. Almost as a forest with gravestones. And it is very well maintained, looks clean. The big memorial stones with the names of all the bodies resting there are impressive. A huge thank you and respect for Japan to preserve... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is cemetery dates back to the 1870s and the gravestones tell a fascinating story of international marriages, Western imperialism, and early globalization. We wandered around reading the gravestones for several hours and felt it was far more informative than any of the several museums we had visited.

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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

It's pretty amazing that someone would actually rate a cemetery as something to do but this one in Japan is incredible. The area itself, Yamate, is awe inspiring and there's even a public pool in the grounds.

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