This beautiful, wooded, hilly cemetery holds regularly scheduled open houses. The open house path only includes a small part of the cemetery. If you ask the superintendent, Mr. Higuchi, he may let you access the rest of the cemetery, including the Jewish section, which includes a small building which has a table which appears to be for burial purposes. The cemetery records are fairly good, and Mr. Higuchi has been helpful. I doubt he speaks any language other than Japanese. His contact information is posted on the bulletin board just inside the main gate.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, including holidays. If Monday is a public holiday, the cemetery will close Tuesday, unless Tuesday is a holiday too, in which case the cemetery is closed Monday and Tuesday the following week.
Motomachi station on the blue subway line is closest. From Motomachi station take the escalators up to America Park. The cemetery is a bit further up.
This area was the campsite for American, British, and French soldiers in the 1800s when they first invaded, or if you prefer, entered Japan. Besides America Park, another park near the cemetery has a rose garden and harbour overlook. Adjoining the overlook is French Park, with ruins of an early French Consulate. A green, wooded walk down from French Park leads to Yamashita Park, which leads to Motomachi station and one end of 'China Town'. The high street is pedestrian only on Sundays and holidays. There are lots of boutiques, craft shops, and cafes. At the other end of China Town is Ichikawacho Japan Rail station.
GPS Coordinates: 35.43938, 139.65241
- Added: 16 May 2005
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2143349
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