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The Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery

96 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0862, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 45-622-1311
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Interesting Historical Cemetery

When Commodore Matthew Perry landed south of Yokohama in 1858 he surprised the Japanese who had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Historical Cemetry

This is a very historical cemetery to visit if you are in Yokohama. It the final resting places of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jcleelaw
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Pasadena, California
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96 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0862, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When Commodore Matthew Perry landed south of Yokohama in 1858 he surprised the Japanese who had been a closed society and free of foreigners until then. Because of the death of a marine on board one of his ships Perry negotiated a place to bury...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very historical cemetery to visit if you are in Yokohama. It the final resting places of many foreigners since the days of Commodore Perry who first landed in Japan. It is interesting to see the tombstones of the different people interred here...More

Thank jcleelaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little out of the way but well worth a visit. When you come through the gate you will be facing this cemetery on a downward facing slope..the feeling is so serene and very comforting. You cannot walk through but you can...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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.

Thank TYOBEANS01
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...More

Thank corafay
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Erik T
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...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 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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Reviewed 1 week ago
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