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“interesting place full of history”

The Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
Reviewed 6 April 2018

this place isn't difficult to find. The easiest way to get there from Yokohama Station is to take the Minatomirai Line to Motomachi-Chukagai and then head for exit 6 by ascending about 6 sets of escalators to exit at Amerika Yama Park. Its only open to visitors on Sundays between 12-4. The museum is generlly open outside of these hours and is very interesting. Only a small section of the cemetery is open. Those involved in the Namamugi Incident are buried here except for Margaret Borrowdale though in a section not generally accessible though the grave can be seen from the fence

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Overlooking Yokohama and adjacent the Historical Foreign area of one the the 1st places Foreigners were allowed to live and prospere in Japan after Hundreds of years of Isolationism. Amazing views, sounds, and sights... Such history!!!

Every time we visit Japan we Visit this Holy Place of Rest! For these souls this is the beginning & the End... The Start & the Finish. The 1st Place Foreigners were allowed to be laid to rest in Japan protected by treaty even to this day... Sadly this place exists on Love and donations... So place make this place a point on your map to see!

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 the marine and it was agreed that it would be on the bluff at the back of what is now the America Yama Park. Subsequently many foreigners were buried there and it is an interesting place to walk though and check the old grave stones.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 from many countries.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 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 admire the beauty of the place. There are plaques showing lists of foreign officers who have perished and were buried here.

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