Honmoku / Motomachi / Yamate
Right after the opening of Yokohama, in order to secure a settlement for foreigners the Shogunate requisitioned the village of Yokohama and the Japanese villagers originally living in that village were moved to an area that was called "Motomura" at that time. Motomura developed handling foreign ships entering the port and at the same time, the settlement for foreigners expanded and foreigners developed a residential area in the Yamate district on the elevated area of the south side that had a good view. Motomachi developed into a shopping district to serve foreigners as their customers, selling original luxury bags, shoes, clothes, Western tableware and furniture, crafts such as lace, bakeries, etc. In the Yamate area, there are seven Western buildings, Harbor View Park (Minato-no-Mieru Oka Koen), the Yokohama Foreigner's Cemetery and others.