(Tour time: 3 hours, Admission free)
Yamate area expanded as residential foreign settlement. Western-style houses as well as Motomachi shopping street make this district characteristic and interesting.
This tour starts from Motomachi-Chukagai Station.
1) France Yama Hill & Harbor View Park
2) Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
Created in 1854, six years before the opening of the Yokohama Port, about 4,500 foreigners rest in peace in this cemetery.
3) Motomachi Park
4) Ehrismann Residence
5) Berrick Hall
Designed by American architect J. H. Morgan in 1930, this Spanish style building was the residence of Bertram Berrick, an English trading merchant.
6) Christian Girls’ Schools & Yamate Catholic Church
Christian girls’ schools were the first schools for girls built in Japan, Yamate Catholic church is the oldest neo-Gothic style church in Yokohama.
7) Yamate Park
Built in 1870, this park is Japan’s first Western-style park.
8) Yamate Italian Garden
Built in 1880 as part of the Italian Consulate, it is one of Yokohama’s best lookout points.