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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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Place Full of Excitement

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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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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Address: Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
Phone Number: 138514785
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Hokkaido  >  Hakodate

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