Aoyama Cemetery

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Area: Aoyama , Roppongi
Address: 2 Chome-33 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0062 [map]
Access: 306 m from Nogizaka Station Chiyoda Line (C5)
0.7 km from Gaienmae Station Ginza Line (G3)
0.8 km from Roppongi Station Hibiya Line (H4)Oedo Line (E23)

Aoyama Cemetery is one of the cities largest and most central cemeteries, located between the upmarket neighborhoods of Nishi Azabu and Aoyama.

The cemetery is a popular strolling spot during early spring because of the hundreds of flowering mature cherry trees.

Being a cemetery in the middle of Japan’s most populous city, it’s also the resting place of a number of historical figures including Professor Ueno (the owner of the famously loyal dog Hachiko).

in addition to the Japanese (former) residents, there is a foreign section of the cemetery, where many 19th century western advisers to the Meiji government in the fields of education, medicine and science have their graves. Unusually for a cemetery in Japan which usually only contain the ashes of the deceased, the foreign section houses human remains.