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Yokohama Yamate Western Houses 横浜 山手西洋館

The Yokohama Yamate district used to be a thriving foreign settlement for Europeans and Americans. You can feel a different atmosphere from other residential areas in Japan when you take a walk around this neighborhood.

After Yokohama Port opened, more than 2000 business people from Europe and America flooded in and started to live and work here. They were given official permission to find living and working space by the Japanese government. However, they were prohibited from going outside of a very strict set of physical boundaries, which the government had established. British, American, French, Italian, German, and other foreigners were all living together in the district. I often wonder how exciting it would have been if I too could have walked and lived there among them!

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1-1 Diplomat’s House: Gorgeous American Victorian style house
1-2 Video: Diplomat's House & Italia-yama Park
2 Bluff No. 18: With an orange roof, white walls and green window frames
3 Yamate No. 68: The history of tennis in Japan started here
4-1 Berrick Hall: An impressive residence
4-2 The history of Berrick Hall: Bertram Berrick & J.H. Morgan
4-3 Video: Berrick Hall
5-1 Ehrismann’s House: An unique fusion of Western and Japanese styles
5-2 Ehrismann's House: Raymond's Principles
5-3 Video: Ehrismann's House
6 Yamate No. 234: Former shared living quarters for foreigners
7 British Consular Residence: Stately and beautiful
8-1 Yamate No. 111: Morgan and Yamate
8-2 Christmas in Yamate No.111: Elegant Spanish style house


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