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Address: Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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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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Great place to walk around

Great place to walk around. This place have beautiful Churches and beautiful building. Feel very peaceful to walk around this area. The view is great. Also, you can get a good ice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
jacksonchai87
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk around. This place have beautiful Churches and beautiful building. Feel very peaceful to walk around this area. The view is great. Also, you can get a good ice cream in this area.

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Hong Kong, China
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

You see a few churches with western design, but honestly nothing special. If you have a lot of spare time, then yea give it a go.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice pleasant walk around Motomachi. It had some charming and quaint houses with some cafes serving aromatic coffee. This area is easily accessible with the tram and the Chuo sight seeing bus.

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Thank OonCH
Orkney
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92 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Pretty area, easy to access of colonial style houses & buildings. Steep streets lined with tress. Clearly sign posted & information boards

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Cupertino, California
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Very easy stroll and nice historical flash back of the city. Check out the buildings and churches, lots if European and Russian influence

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We took time to walk at Motomachi and found some nice churches, beautiful sea view, maple leaves, less crowded, fresh air, and a park. Just leisure and cozy.

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Thank Alstonlee
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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168 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Really loved walking around this part of Hakodate, with its cobblestone streets. The architecture is a fascinating mixture of Japanese and western styles. The best way to explore the historic past of Hakodate.

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Thank teturtia
Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It is a historical district that I highly recommend visitors must go. There are some unique churches & old buildings located on different slopes. There are many ice-cream shops. Buy one and enjoy the favor.

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Thank mwfwinnie
Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

You just have to walk through the streets to get a feel for old Hakodate and some of the history of the place. This part is well maintained and some of the old western style houses are interesting as are some of the more historical sights. You needs some energy as it is hilly but take your time to cover... More 

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Melbourne AUS
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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