Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery

Activities and Attractions

Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery

In 1854, when Commodore Perry returned to Japan with a squadron of seven warships for negotiations to open up the country, a marine aboard the Mississippi fell and died. Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery was founded when Perry requested for a piece of land looking over the port to be used for burial of the marine and also as a cemetery for Americans. On Open House days, visitors can follow a route to circle the grounds. The tour will take approximately 10 minutes, and you will be able to see the tombs of historical figures by following the map on the pamphlet handout.

Information

Area

Honmoku / Motomachi / Yamate

Opening Hours

12:00-16:00
Normally closed. Cemetery open to public: Weekends and holidays from Mar. to Dec. (closed in bad weather and during funeral ceremonies)

Address

096, Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0862

URL

http://www.yfgc-japan.com/

Closest Railway Station

Ishikawacho Station: JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line / Municipal Subway Line
Motomachi-Chukagai Station: Minatomirai Line

Tel

045-622-1311

Foreign Language Support

English

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