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Introducing Yamate, Yokohama

Updated Sep. 30, 2013

Hillside of Yamate has been a big part of the history during the time when the port of Yokohama opened. It is a foreign settlement district that holds numerous sightseeing spots. The town itself has an emotional atmosphere that is fun just to explore. The setting of the Ghibli movie, “From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka Kara)”, takes place in 1963 at hillside of Yamate.

Harbor View Park

Harbor View Park

A park located at an elevated ground where you can get a overhead view of Yokohama Port. The view of the port and the Bay Bridge is an impeccable sight.

Osaragi Jiro Memorial Museum

Osaragi Jiro Memorial Museum

Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery: A cemetery that began during the end of the Edo Era as a burial ground for the US military men who first came to Japan on the American black ships. Including the 19th century people who contributed in the development of Yokohama at the time of port opening, approximately 4,800 foreign people from more than 40 countries lay there.

Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery

Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery

Yokohama Yamate Western House: Although most of the architecture from back then has been lost to the Great Kanto Earthquake, many of the western-style houses that were built in the late 1920s and early 1930s have been replicated and relocated.

Diplomat’s House

Diplomat’s House

Yamate 234 Ban-Kan

Yamate 234 Ban-Kan

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