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Motomachi

Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Nice place to walk around, along the bay and up the very steep street to the old churches. A good... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
LMCM111
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Perth, Australia
A nice area to walk around

Motomachi is not an area to be missed if you go to Hagodate. There are churches, houses, many... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Pornchai R
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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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"russian orthodox church"
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"ice cream"
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"western influence"
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"public house"
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"interesting walk"
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"government buildings"
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"japanese temple"
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"great view of the bay"
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"matthew perry"
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"interesting mix"
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"nice area to walk"
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"steep hill"
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"take your time"
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"great pictures"
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"interesting area"
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice place to walk around, along the bay and up the very steep street to the old churches. A good change of pace from the more hectic sights.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Motomachi is not an area to be missed if you go to Hagodate. There are churches, houses, many buildings, all of which are well maintained. Worth for taking pictures. The popular long stretch slope is also here. Ropeway station up Motomachi mountain is just minutes...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very scenic and beautiful place for some great pictures. Can be quite a long walk but peaceful and not so many people.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

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

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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.

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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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