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Motomachi

Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
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Ranked #5 of 59 attractions in Hakodate
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Many foreign traders settled in this neighborhood in the mid 1800s, which still contains a number of foreign buildings, including the Russian Orthodox... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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uk
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358 reviews 358 reviews
100 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Walking around this historical district visiting the numerous sights. The tree lined streets are reminiscent of San fransisco and are highly atmospheric . The views across the bay are beautiful, there are one or two classy bars and I had some great ice cream.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Well there are some historical locations and good photographic locations but not that interesting if you're not into photography or history.

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sacramento
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I think I was expecting more from this 19th century former trading center. Motomachi is the long lane with most of the historic buildings. Unlike anywhere else we've been, cafe owners are out promoting their wares ("ice cream!"). It's pleasant though many of the old buildings look the worse for wear and streets/steps are patched unattractively compared to other areas.... More

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Hakodate, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is the area Hakodate is perhaps most famous for. It boast several churches of different religions, the old public hall, some wonderful small artisan shops and the beautiful view of the city. Daisan-Saka 大三坂 is the most picturesque cobbled street at the bottom of which you'll find the Spanish restaurant La Concha. The bakery Tombolo (you can also have... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I really enjoyed my stroll here.... buildings are monumental and got to see some autumn leaves too :)

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New York City
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Remnants of post-Perry era, very nice stroll (hills are challenging in the winter) before or after trip up the ropeway. Museum of Northern Peoples (Ainu) has English information; Yachigashira onsen is a classic. Funadamajinja shrine is beautifully peaceful. Two good ideas for lunch: TanTanMen has outstanding noodles in 3 levels of spiciness (opens at 11:30, closes when out of food),... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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119 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

there's a couple of unique churches & old buildings attractions around Motomachi area, which is all located on different slopes, it's a tiring climb up the different slopes so do not recommend if u r bringing parents

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I was not so interested with the history but the buildings and churches made good pictures! Nice walkabout.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Great views of the city, and beautiful photography settings from the garden of the Russian Orthodox Church. Serene walks to the nearby churches and temples.

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Nagoya, Japan
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138 reviews 138 reviews
69 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is more like a mix of cities characteristic of old walks, old settlements... it is this feel of being in anoth world but you know you are just in Japan...Churches are many along its hilly walks... All you need to do is to have sturdy legs..

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