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nice area for an afternoon stroll

the whole area has a mix of nice historic buildings and not so very old houses, but is very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
janneman55
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Antwerp, Belgium
Nice place to take a walk

It was really nice to take a walk around this area. The buildings are so different from usual... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
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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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Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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All reviews western influence russian orthodox church historical area ice cream public house interesting walk great view of the bay japanese temple government buildings different buildings matthew perry interesting mix steep streets take your time great pictures couple of hours photo opportunities
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the whole area has a mix of nice historic buildings and not so very old houses, but is very enjoyable to walk around for an afternoon, perhaps having a coffee (the little California Café we didn't try), or a local beer (unfortunately, you can't taste...More

Thank janneman55
Reviewed 30 August 2018

It was really nice to take a walk around this area. The buildings are so different from usual Japanese buildings, it makes you feel like you are abroad. It was fun exploring the area and visiting the different buildings.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed both a drive around the old quarter called Matomatchi on the hill over looking Hakodate. There are a few small cafes and restaurants to be found, parks, churches, historic homes and buildings. Some if the road are beautiful being rebuilt with quality stone....More

Thank ScambusterSZ
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Hakodate was one of five Japanese cities/ports designated as open to foreigners as a result of US Admiral Perry’s sailing into Edo (Tokyo) in 1854 and demanding that Japan break its centuries of isolation. Motomachi is the area where foreigners were allowed to live and...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is a nice area to take a walk to see the churches and western buildings that placed an important place in the history of Hakodate. The western influence of this city is greatly demonstrated by these historic sites. It's a scenic hike up but...More

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 23 July 2018

During a cruise ship excursion we had a guided walk through part of Hakodate. This church built in Gothic architecture was on our itinerary. It is interesting to see but make it part of a tour in that area of the city as there are...More

Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice place to walk around, along the bay and up the very steep street to the old churches. A good change of pace from the more hectic sights.

Thank LMCM111
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Motomachi is not an area to be missed if you go to Hagodate. There are churches, houses, many buildings, all of which are well maintained. Worth for taking pictures. The popular long stretch slope is also here. Ropeway station up Motomachi mountain is just minutes...More

2  Thank Pornchai R
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very scenic and beautiful place for some great pictures. Can be quite a long walk but peaceful and not so many people.

Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Motomachi area is known to have significant ties to the westernization of the City. After Japan opened it up to the western world, Hakodate became one of the important seaports positioned for the domestic long distance and international sea trade exchanges and led to the...More

1  Thank unescotravelbug
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