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Motomachi

Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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The most scenic neighborhood with western influences

Motomachi area is known to have significant ties to the westernization of the City. After Japan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
unescotravelbug
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Wooster, Ohio
Lovely Walk

Definitely do the walk around the Motomachi area as you get to see some lovely little churches and... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
rayean88
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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"historical buildings"
in 8 reviews
"russian orthodox church"
in 9 reviews
"ice cream"
in 11 reviews
"western influence"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 6 reviews
"public house"
in 2 reviews
"lined streets"
in 2 reviews
"japanese temple"
in 2 reviews
"great view of the bay"
in 2 reviews
"matthew perry"
in 2 reviews
"coffee houses"
in 2 reviews
"interesting mix"
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"bay area"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 2 reviews
"steep hill"
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"take your time"
in 3 reviews
"photo opportunities"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank unescotravelbug
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Definitely do the walk around the Motomachi area as you get to see some lovely little churches and cafes around the area. Good photo opportunities of the bay area as well. We walked from the Ropeway to the area and all the way down. Good...More

Thank rayean88
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This neighborhood in Hakodate is a wonderful place to walk. It gives you some great views of the bay. There are many sites to visit such as the many churches and government buildings. The homes in the area are also very historical and quaint. Be...More

Thank Doc687
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Very picturesque. Great views for the commerative photos. Reminiscent of San Francisco esp the gentle slope with the bay in the background. Take your time to walk the surrondings.

Thank lovebug163
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Oct 15 I am glad we stopped here and meander around this attractive neighborhood of churches, schools, homes, and shops. The autumn colors were just appearing and a wall of colorful leaves left us in awe. A lady was passing out vouchers for 10% off...More

1  Thank alohatripper
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you love cute houses, Japanese landscaping and tree lined streets then this is a must see. You don't need a guided tour. Yes, some of the streets are steep but if you take your time they are manageable for the reasonably mobile. With a...More

1  Thank Wanderering1
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My suggestion : if you're planning on doing Mt Hakodate via the Ropeway, give yourself that extra hour plus, and walk around the Motomachi area. It's a nice, peaceful, if not zen-like setting, amidst the autumnal Colours that are breaking out now. The old, preserved...More

1  Thank Dalip C
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed exploring this area. It's about a 30 mins walk from the JR main terminal or you can easily ride public transit to get there or even to explore. Look for the Motomachi bus that does the Bay Loop and you can see...More

1  Thank Claudetteth
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Motomachi is at the foot of Mount Hakodate. Places of interest include Russian Orthodox Church, the Old British Consulate, the Chinese Memorial Hall, the Catholic Church all within walking distance.

Thank Kum Yoke K
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful part of the city and an easy walk from the Ropeway terminal. The Japanese Temple, Catholic Church, Russian Orthodox Church, British embassy and old government buildings in this area have been very well maintained. It is also an area of western...More

Thank Margaret B
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