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Walk among the Yamate in Yokohama where one can still find traces of the Westerners who contributed to Japan's modernization

Yokohama, Kawasaki 10h30m

You'll be touring the Western buildings in Minatocho, Yokohama. The remains of what used to be foreign settlements and the valuable architectural styles are a must-see.

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Yamate Italian Garden

A beautiful park with a fountain, stone pavements and flowerbeds, having a surface area of approximately 13,000 square meters. The name derives from the fact that the Italian consulate was located here during the Meiji period. One can view the verdant Yamate area from the lookout on the hill. Two western houses, the Diplomat’s House and the Bluff 18 Ban-Kan have been rebuilt here.

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The Home of a Diplomat

One of the Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The American-Victorian style foreign residence sitting in the Yamate Italian Garden housed the diplomat of the Meiji Government, who served as the New York consul general. The rooms such as the dining room, the reception room, the study, and the bed rooms show the living style of the Meiji period. *There is a resting space overlooking the view ...

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Bluff No. 18

A registered historical building of Yokohama. It was originally built at 45 Yamate Town as a residence for foreigners after the Great Kanto Earthquake. It became the property of the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Yokohama after World War II, and was used as the parish house of the Yamate Catholic Church until 1991. Located within the Yamate Italian Garden.

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Berrick Hall

Berrick Hall was designed by American architect J.H. Morgan and served as the residence for the English tradesman, B.R. Berrick. It was built in a distinctive Spanish style (also known as the Spanish Colonial Revival-style) and many of the rooms are south-facing, creating a bright sense of spaciousness. It was the largest residence in the pre-war district of Yamate, known for being a foreign re...

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The café is in the 1st floor section of this building that used to be the residence of an American businessman in the foreign exchange business. It is equipped with a wellhole style entrance hall and a bedroom with an ocean view. Enjoy rose tea with rose petals in your cup, pink chiffon cake infused with rose essence, and rose soft cream – just about every rose-related foods you can think of! S...

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Yokohama Christ Church

Located in front of the foreign cemetery in Yamate district. It is a historical church that has maintained 2000 years of tradition from the English church by dedicating worship in accoYokohama Christ Church rdance with prayer books.

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British House Yokohama

A designated cultural property of Yokohama originally built in 1937 as the British consular residence. It was designed by the Shanghai branch of the British Office of Works. Salon concerts are held in the hall on the first floor. It is located at the edge of the Rose Garden of Minato-no-mieru-oka Park, and the roses are in full bloom from April to June and from October to November.

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Bluff No. 111

A designated cultural property of Yokohama, originally built as a residence for an American, Mr. Raffin. It is a Spanish style house designed by J. H. Morgan. Situated on a hill looking down at the Rose Garden of Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen), you can enjoy the view of blooming roses from April to June and from October to November. There is a cafe “Rose Garden Enoki-tei” where pin...

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Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen)

Opened in 1962 at the former site of the British soldiers’ barracks. The lookout and benches facing the ocean offer a full view of Yokohama port. A perfect place for viewing the Yokohama Bay Bridge at night. The forest on the north side was formerly a French military garrison, and is now called the French Mountain area. The land was handed over to Yokohama City in 1971. The same arch as i...

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Yokohama Chinatown

One of the largest Chinatowns in the world with 140 years of history. More than 500 restaurants and shops fill an area of about 500 square meters. Known as one of the three major Chinatowns in Japan along with those in Kobe and Nagasaki.

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