Aoyama Cemetery

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Aoyama cemetery viewed from Roppongi Hills
Cherry trees of Aoyama Cemetery
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Grave of Hidesaburō Ueno and monument to Hachikō (right stele).

Aoyama Cemetery (青山霊園 Aoyama reien?) is a cemetery in Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The cemetery is also famous for its cherry blossoms, and at the season of hanami, many people visit.

History[edit]

The cemetery was originally the land of the Aoyama family of the Gujō clan (now Gujō, Gifu) in the province of Mino (now Gifu). This is Japan's first public cemetery.

The cemetery has an area of 263,564 m2.

Japanese Section[edit]

The Japanese section includes the graves of many notable Japanese, including:

Foreign Section[edit]

The cemetery includes a gaijin bochi (foreign cemetery) containing the remains of many noted foreigners.

Hachiko's Grave[edit]

One of the cemetery's most famous graves is that of Hachikō, the dutiful dog whose statue adorns Shibuya Station.

Tateyama Branch[edit]

The cemetery also has a Tateyama branch, where Nagata Tetsuzan, Kimura Heitarō, and Sagara Sōzō are buried.

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Coordinates: 35°39′58″N 139°43′20″E / 35.66605°N 139.72229°E / 35.66605; 139.72229