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Sakamoto International Cemetery
Sakamoto Cho 1
Nearest Train: Urakami
Phone: +81 95 826 9407
Located in northern Nagasaki, this cemetery has been around since the middle of the seventeenth century, when Japan was closed to the rest of the world, but it was designated as an international cemetery in 1905. Within the cemetery are the graves of prominent Nagasaki citizens of the past such as Thomas Glover and his wife. Most Japanese find cemeteries rather morbid and frightening, meaning that you will probably not find too many visitors if you come here. It seems that cemeteries in Japan are frequently considered beautiful by a majority of Westerners, and Sakamoto is considered beautiful by most who visit.