Aoyama Cemetery
Aoyama Cemetery
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Tombstones and sakura and Hachikō’s gravesite
5.0 of 5 bubblesApr 2019
It may seem strange to head to a cemetery for sakura viewing. Nevertheless, Aoyama Cemetery is a wonderful site for doing just that. No hanami parties - no food - respectful behavior is a necessity, which is just fine with us. The walking paths are lined with pink sakura and the expansive grounds have many more trees, several varieties of sakura and other flowering and non-flowering species. The cemetery covers a lot of territory and it takes a long while to walk through it. There is an information center which can provide you with a good map. There are toilets nearby and drinks machines - be sure to finish your beverage before leaving this area. The graves are very touching and emotional. The foreigners’ cemetery section sheds light on the history of expats from many countries living in Japan years ago. The headstones of the Japanese revealed information through the carvings and dates, even for those of us who don’t read the language. In a few places there was English signage. We also came to Aoyama Cemetery to pay our respects at the grave of Hachikō. The Akita Hachikō’s loyalty to his master, Professor Ueno, is a story known to everyone in Japan and to many visitors to Japan. His little grave site, in the small enclosure with his master’s tomb, contains a shrine, a small statue of an Akita, vases for flowers, incense sticks. It brought tears to my eyes. We left a token at his grave site as many others had before us. Hachikō’s Grave is located area 6, plot 12.

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Neighbourhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
Vermont7,531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
It may seem strange to head to a cemetery for sakura viewing. Nevertheless, Aoyama Cemetery is a wonderful site for doing just that. No hanami parties - no food - respectful behavior is a necessity, which is just fine with us.

The walking paths are lined with pink sakura and the expansive grounds have many more trees, several varieties of sakura and other flowering and non-flowering species.

The cemetery covers a lot of territory and it takes a long while to walk through it. There is an information center which can provide you with a good map. There are toilets nearby and drinks machines - be sure to finish your beverage before leaving this area.

The graves are very touching and emotional. The foreigners’ cemetery section sheds light on the history of expats from many countries living in Japan years ago. The headstones of the Japanese revealed information through the carvings and dates, even for those of us who don’t read the language. In a few places there was English signage.

We also came to Aoyama Cemetery to pay our respects at the grave of Hachikō. The Akita Hachikō’s loyalty to his master, Professor Ueno, is a story known to everyone in Japan and to many visitors to Japan. His little grave site, in the small enclosure with his master’s tomb, contains a shrine, a small statue of an Akita, vases for flowers, incense sticks. It brought tears to my eyes. We left a token at his grave site as many others had before us.

Hachikō’s Grave is located area 6, plot 12.
Written 29 March 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Fancy viewing cherry blossoms in a cemetery! This is exactly what we did. Took a train to the Aoyama cemetery to view cherry blossoms. Not in full bloom yet. Only a few trees flowering. A peaceful and serene place to take a walk. Tombstones in neat rows.
Written 29 February 2020
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CBThrasher
Nortwest Washington State12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
This is a huge, lovely cemetery in the heart of Tokyo. It's a wonderful place for viewing the cherry blossoms when they are in bloom, Japanese make use of it in droves for "flowing viewing" picnics during the cherry-blossom season. If you're staying in a nearby hotel, there are several kilometers of paths for your "daily constitutional". One drawback, especially when the cherry trees are in bloom, is the proximity of the helicopter landing pad across the street. Several daily flights there are both noisy and cause early scattering of the cherry blossoms.
Written 13 April 2019
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faysie2015
Armidale, Australia635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Road through the Aoyama Cemetery as part of a bike tour. It is winter, the trees are nearly bare ... but it was serene and inspiring.
Written 26 December 2018
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
A great strolling place especially during the cherry blossom season. I am a walker and love to stroll past Aoyama Cemetery continuing along spacious avenues to Akasaka-Mitsuke and beyond to the Imperial Palace.
Written 15 December 2018
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
A stroll past this cemetery couples well with a visit to Nezu Museum and then up Aoyama-Dori to Akasaka with its numerous restaurants and bars.
Written 8 September 2018
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Mandy L
Queensland, Australia317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
After visiting another point of interest close by, we walked through the cemetery on route to our hotel.Not on the original list of things to visit, I am very glad we got the opportunity to wander through a very well manicured and peaceful area of Tokyp. The Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom, the area was calm and the crowds were minimal, so the experience was actually really enjoyable. There is much history to discover as we read the headstone (that we could understand) and felt a sense of immense pride from the people who care for this area. Very enjoyable.
Written 11 April 2018
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saul g
Tel Aviv, Israel1,224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
The two of were walking from Icho Namiki Avenue (AKA in Tripadvisor - Jingu Gaien Maidenhair Tree-lined Street, see separate review ) , to Roppongi Area , taking to shortest cut through this lovely and well manicured calm cemetery . Multi cultures and religions , together here , in serene harmony and peaceful atmosphere .
Written 15 December 2017
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cruisr
Boston, MA268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
A few blocks away from the traffic and crowds you will find this cemetery. It has some beautiful monuments And Is well maintained. Many locals biking and walking their dogs along the many paths through the cemetery. You may even watch (at a discreet and respectful distance) a memorial service. I went in the fall but heard it is quite love,y dur8ng cherry blossom time,
Written 18 November 2017
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Miquel Ragull
Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Its a veri interesting place to see how they life this ending moment.
A lot of silece and peace.
Its near a underground station.
It takes 10 min walk.
Its everithing cleand and in order.
Its bigger than ee expected. If you are near the zone make a stop here.
It takes 20 min to see.
We were using the free wifi app "travel japan" that uses all the free hot spots of free wifi on the underground and stations and malls. Its sooooo great.
We also used the aplication maps and me that do not use internet and is a gps to localitzate the place, its litle dificult to find without.
Written 11 September 2017
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