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Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery (Yokohama Yamate Gaikokujin Bochi)

Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery (Yokohama Yamate Gaikokujin Bochi) Review

This Yokohama landmark is a reminder of the port city's heritage. It was established in 1854 with a grant of land from the shogunate; the first foreigners to be buried here were Russian sailors assassinated by xenophobes in the early days of the settlement. Most of the 4,500 graves on this hillside are English and American, and about 120 are of the Japanese wives of foreigners; the inscriptions on the crosses and headstones attest to some 40 different nationalities whose citizens lived and died in Yokohama.

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  • Address: 96 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken 231-0862
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  • Subway: JR line, Ishikawa-cho Station; Minato Mirai line, Motomachi-Chukagai Station.
  • Location: Yokohama
Updated: 08-19-2013

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