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Japanese name: 根岸外国人墓地
This cemetery ceased internments in 1955, and is administered by the Yokohama City Health and Welfare Agency Environmental Facilities Division (横浜市健康福祉局環境施設課). The cemetery administrators are very helpful and friendly. The administrators can read some English, but prefer inquiries be sent in Japanese, and may not reply to inquiries not in Japanese. They most likely do not speak or understand spoken English. If you need help with Japanese, you may wish to try contacting photo contributors for this cemetery, or other cemeteries in Japan. The email address for the office is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city hall has fairly good records, and plot registrations, but many of the markers were wood, and even the few stone markers are often missing. The cemetery is pleasant, and the basic upkeep is fine, but not the sort that would be done if the cemetery were an ongoing concern.
The phone number in the heading is for the groundskeeper. The office at city hall has record of internments, maps, etc. +81 45 671 2450 facsimile +81 45 664 6753 Also, the website in the heading is for that office, which administers city cemeteries. There is no website for the cemetery. This cemetery is also listed on Wikipedia and TripAdvisor.
The cemetery is a two minute walk from the Yamate station on the Japan Rail Negishi Line. Turn left out of the station turnstiles, and walk uphill. Stay on the road, and bear right, and you will see the gate to the cemetery. If you bear left, and walk a hundred or so metres up the hill, there are a few nice cafes in a lovely neighbourhood across from the greenery, and the cemetery above the cafes. The cemetery borders a middle school, small apartment buildings, and single family homes.
Negishi Foreign Cemetery is a verdant, peaceful, pleasant spot, and if your loved ones are here, rest assured their final resting place is a good one.