Exploring Japan: Naka Ward, Yokohama Part 2 – Yamate

It’s been a while since I’ve updated with sightseeing pictures.  Well, here is part 2 of my Naka Ward walk back in July.  This time, it’s Yamate.  Yamate is the old Yokohama city centre, and is also where many foreigners lived a century or so ago.  The architecture of the area is very western.  You wouldn’t even know you’re in Japan by the looks of everything.  Many of the buildings are quite big houses.  I was able to visit one and take a look inside.  Yamate is situated at the top of a hill, so it has some great views.  So, let’s take a look at some of Yamate.

First, I went up to Yamate from Motomachi, after visiting Chinatown.

Going up the hill to Yamate

Going up the hill to Yamate

I passed a Mormon temple at the top of this hill, where a group of Mormons were talking with people.  But I wasn’t there for religious discussions, I was sightseeing.  So, I went on, and there were some really big houses in the area.  And Berrick Hall is one of them.  It’s in Motomachi Park.  Let’s take a look.

Berrick Hall in Motomachi Park, Yamate

Berrick Hall in Motomachi Park, Yamate

This is Berrick Hall in Yamate.  It's a big old western style house.

This is Berrick Hall in Yamate. It's a big old western style house.

Inside Berrick Hall, the living room

Inside Berrick Hall, the living room

The son's bedroom in Berrick Hall.

The son's bedroom in Berrick Hall.

A model of Berrick Hall in the husband's bedroom/study.

A model of Berrick Hall in the husband's bedroom/study.

One of the bathrooms in Berrick Hall.

One of the bathrooms in Berrick Hall.

Dining room in Berrick Hall.

Dining room in Berrick Hall.

Small palm trees outside Berrick Hall.

Small palm trees outside Berrick Hall.

After Berrick Hall, I walked down the streets, passed the foreigner’s cemetery, and here are the pictures.

A western style building with a restaurant in Yamate

A western style building with a restaurant in Yamate

A church in Yamate.

A church in Yamate.

A nice view of central Yokohama from Yamate.

A nice view of central Yokohama from Yamate.

Another old western style building in Yamate.

Another old western style building in Yamate.

The foreigner's cemetary in Yamate.

The foreigner's cemetary in Yamate.

An old building in Yamate with a restaurant inside.

This is Iwasaki Museum.

Next up will be a lot of pictures from Minato-no-mieru Oka Koen (or Harbour View Park) in Yamate.

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