Aoyama Cemetery

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Area: Aoyama , Roppongi
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)
Address: 2 Chome-33 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0062 [map]

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.