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Address: Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
Phone Number: 138514785
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Description: Many foreign traders settled in this neighborhood in the mid 1800s, which...
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.
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Lovely area to walk around

We visited here in summer and really enjoyed just walking around the area. A lot of pretty architecture, cute cafes and plenty of history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Melbourne AUS
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited here in summer and really enjoyed just walking around the area. A lot of pretty architecture, cute cafes and plenty of history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice neighbourhood with few historical buildings like churches , temple , etc Might as well visit enroute or return from Ropeway after visiting Mount Hakodate Nothing exciting

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Phuket, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful area with many nice churchs. All of the houses or buildings in this area was so lovely like a fairlytale town. Lovely design and very sweet colors. You can walk through all of these areas in about 3-4 hours. Has many lovely small shops in here too. But the most of them seem to be close during the daytime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is brilliant; place filled with cultural and historical value! A place that you won't miss because it sits most of the attractions you will want to visit in Hakodate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You can get a feel of Hakodate history and culture here. Must take some time to walk around. There are lots of shops to buy Japanese souvenirs.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Russian Orthodox Church was under scaffoldings. The area is nice to wander around but nothing exceptional. Thought the Statue of Liberty in front of the ice cream store was a bit out of place.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Walked to there from Bay area through the famous slope (cant remember the name). its a small street with some churches, shrines, hall and ice cream shops. but the ice cream shops were all closed. from there we walk down to Mt Hakodate ropeway.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

it was interesting to see a Buddhist temple, Russian Orthodox Church, Catholic and Episcopal church all within a block of each other. The outside of the buildings and churches are well maintained and it is interesting to see that Hakodate must have been a very important staging post. Nice way to spend an afternoon, again it gets busy later in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The night view of the streets and lighting, especially the mega xmas tree were very nice. Besides redbrick warehouse which offers great shopping, there are overseas churches nearby the area for exploration. Relaxing to be strolling along the harbour. I love Lucky Perriot hamburger which is less than 5 mins walk from the warehouse.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Must go attraction. Its a very pleasant and scenic walk. The Russian Orthodox Church is truly beautiful.

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