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Motomachi

Address: Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido
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Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Hakodate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Many foreign traders settled in this neighborhood in the mid 1800s, which still contains a number...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's a nice stroll if you enjoy exploring on foot. You get to see some nice quaint shops or cafes along the way. I am so glad that we rented a car, it was too strenuous for me to walk uphill and some parts are pretty steep. The area feels nostalgic and old school. I enjoyed the layback feel.

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Hong Kong, China
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150 reviews 150 reviews
126 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Apart from some historical buildings around the area, we could have a nice stroll around the red brick warehouses in the Bay Area to purchase souvenirs and have some snacks in the shops there prior to reaching the JR Hakodate Station. If you have time to reach the area early around 3 pm, I highly recommend you to sit down... More 

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Hong Kong
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250 reviews 250 reviews
32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A rather high end neighbourhood which has a collection of old Church buildings. There is not much restaurants or things to do here. It is however a good place to have a nice walk, take some pictures of Hakodate Bay and Hakodate town.

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Munich
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218 reviews 218 reviews
40 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The architecture in Motomachi is varied and interesting. It's well- maintained and photogenic. I recommend walking as high up the street as you can and zig- zagging your way down. The upper streets are hardly visited by tourists, but there are some good views down on the scene below.

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London
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878 reviews 878 reviews
668 attraction reviews
721 helpful votes 721 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This the old historical area of Hakodate - the primary sights being up the hill so be prepared for some steep walking. You can easily spend four hours here visiting many historical buildings which conveniently lie quite close to each other. We got a map from the tourist office and easily followed that. From the top of the hill, you... More 

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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were going to give this a miss but glad we did not. Its a nice historical area with a steep slope up from the waterfront. Reminds me of San Francisco. Nice photo ops around the area up to the park.

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This historical district is a must go for visitors of Hakodate. The walk up the fairly steep street was akin San Francisco and a sector of it was reminiscent of Lombard Street. Some pretty quaint cafes which lined the street added to the relaxing and laid back feel to the district. The 100+ year old Orthodox Russian and Catholic churches... More 

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