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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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Nice walking tour

Nice walking tour with interesting architecture around - mostly from the Meiji period. Lots of colonial influence as Hakodate was the first Japanese port open for international... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 8, 2016
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk around Motomachi was breathtaking. Every spot is worthwhile for photo shoot. Albeit you have to walk up a few hills, but the view and unique architectural buildings make it worth every sweat. There are always a good stop to enjoy some small snacks of ice cream or cream puff. Some of the highlights will include the municipal building,... More 

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singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If u have been to Europe you will find this a normal church. Of course the environment is solemn and peaceful. Came here to say a prayer and left.

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Thank mcleeSingapore
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41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to historical issues, the buildings and road structures are very unique. it is good visit if you have 2-days time in Hakodate.

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Shibuya, Japan
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is a beautiful section of town. There are historic churches and temples located in this area. The Hachi-man Zaka offers a beautiful view into Hakodate Port ... a classic photo!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting area with well- preserved old buildings, nicely maintained park and nice view of Hakodate. You may spend some time to walk around and enjoy the view. Recommended!

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Thank Fantastixck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice walking tour with interesting architecture around - mostly from the Meiji period. Lots of colonial influence as Hakodate was the first Japanese port open for international trade. Despite the number of tourists, the area is quiet and easy for walk

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kuala lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Plenty of old buildings and great view of the bay. We took a slow drive around the area and took pictures of the unique buildings and the bay view. Ice cream aplenty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Beautiful historic buildings. Top of the Motoi-saka Road is where you can take nice pictures of people with the sea behind them.

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Thank Ryusuke M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Agree very charming. It's very close to the warehouses, so I'd include it on your itinerary. There are people handing out coupons for ice cream. Skip that an instead there is a Japanese tea house in an old building where you can have matcha tea and Japanese deserts and sit on the floor like a typical Japanese restaurant.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Motomachi district of Hakodate is very charming and filled with old style European influenced buildings, gardens and streets. The section is on a hill at the base of Mt Hakodate. It is a nice walk, through quaint and charming makes for great pictures. Don't miss the 3 great churches.

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