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This church is tucked away in the quiet alley close to the other churches. Not many visitors when... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Lovely little church

All the churches in this area have their own unique architecture. This was the first church we saw... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

almost 100 years old, the church is extremely well kept. little wonder and just little worthwhile trouble to swop winter boots for Japanese slippers at the inner door the colours of the altar and other painted woodwork look as authentic and inspiring as one would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

The first catholic missionary from France came to Hakodate in 1860. He resided close to the French Consulate set up in Shoumyouji Buddhist Temple in Yayoi now relocated further west in Funami. His successor constructed a temporary church on the current site in 1867 regarded...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

We stopped here as part of a walking tour through the conservation section of the city. It's a small Catholic church that has small versions of everything you'd expect from a Catholic church. It takes no more than about 5 minutes to walk around. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

If you have been to many old Catholic churches, this church is not particularly unique. However, it is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Japan outside of those in the Nagasaki area. The original building was built in 1877 and the current building in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JohnD209
Reviewed June 28, 2018

We walked past this church after walking from Hakodate Ropeway station toward Hachiman-saka Slope. The church is not huge but the serene lighting around it attracted us to step into its compound. Frankly there were nothing much to explore especially in the night and with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This church is tucked away in the quiet alley close to the other churches. Not many visitors when we were there and we did not go inside the sanctuary since they required us to take off our shoes. The rooster on the roof is the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

This catholic church is one of the main point of our trip to hakodate. We travel for 5 hours by rapid train all the way from sapporo just to visit this lovely church. You can immediately see this church from walking down the motomachi area....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

All the churches in this area have their own unique architecture. This was the first church we saw in the area so we went in and said a quick prayer. I think there is a cafe at the lower level of the church but we...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

This church in Motomachi is in such a beautiful, serene location. Be sure to see it if you are exploring the area. All churches ask that you remove your shoes before entering and this one does not allow interior photography. There is no admission charge.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

As you're walking around the area, the ropeway, the hilly-streets, finding a place to overlook the harbour, this church pops up, with its steeple and cross. Very impeccable, and grounds well kept, and inviting. Worth a visit if you're in the area, won't take a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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July 5, 2016|
Response from sllim2015 | Reviewed this property |
My visit was a brief one during a weekday so I do not know if there's any Sat vigil mass. There should be sunday masses but probably in Japanese.