Foreigners’ Cemetery in Hakodate

When Matthew Calbraith Perry, a Commodore of the U.S. Navy visited to Japan in 1854, two seamen was buried here. Foreigners’ Cemetery had started its history with these two graves. There were many foreigners visiting and living in Hakodate for trading and military purpose. Some of them had never return their country, so that Kaitakushi, Colonization Commission made a negotiation about establishment of cemetery for foreigners in 1870. This site has the very beautiful scenery seeing all over Hakodate port.


Take a tram to Hakodate Doc Mae and 20 min walk.


  • Hakodate Doc
  • JIso Temple
  • Koryu-ji Temple
  • Shomyoji Temple
  • Former Russian Consulate

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