Hakodate Orthodox Church

Hakodate Orthodox Church

Hakodate Orthodox Church
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dynamic14
Singapore, Singapore9,837 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful architecture built in 1860, this is accessible from the Daikan Zaka slope. This church was originally built as a chapel attached to the first Russian Consulate.

The original church was destroyed by the Great Fire of Hakodate in 1907 and rebuilt in 1916.
Written February 7, 2020
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lowbk
Singapore, Singapore120 contributions
Dec 2019
A short visit will do. The exterior is nothing special. I was unable to enter thus can't comment much.
Written January 1, 2020
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wintersson
Noosa, Australia1,716 contributions
May 2019
High on a hill overlooking Hakodate, this simple but stylish church harks back to the international (Russian) settlement of this city. Built at the turn of the 20th century, it has the typical 'onion' domes o the main structure. Inside is a bit more elaborate with its icon festooned alter and walls.
Walk up the Daisan-Zaka to the church where you will see western style architecture (mainly homes) also dating back to western settlement from 19th century. Bit of a hike so you need a to be a bit fit.
Lovely views and other churches to explore up there as well including an imposing Buddhist temple.
Written July 20, 2019
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Andrew K
Zushi, Japan201 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Situated in the historical building district right next door to the modern St John's Church. Beautiful church especially in the snow which is how we viewed it. As it was Christmas time the church was playing carols which added to the magic.
Written December 30, 2018
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Yanti R
15 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
This church is side by side with Catholic curch, so dont miss it.

A small church with history on the hills

Inside you can buy candle, to support the building maintenance
Written October 29, 2018
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,164 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The site of the Orthodox Church of Hakodate is where the Russian Consulate was established in 1860 after the port of Hakodate was opened and before the Meiji Restoration. The first church was constructed on site in the same year. I understand that the church underwent many difficulties as the ban on Christianity was not fully lifted till twenty or more years later, the Japan-Russia War of 1904-1905 and then the great fire in 1907. The current Byzantine style church was built in 1916. I must confess that I didn't know until this visit that the Orthodox Church is independent of The Russian Orthodox Church and was supported by the Orthodox Church in the US especially in the early Soviet years. We briefly visited the beautiful church which is open to the public.
Written October 26, 2018
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John
Leavenworth, KS1,300 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Of all the churches in Hakodate’s Motomachi historical district, I enjoyed this the best because the interior was extremely interesting (I haven’t been in many orthodox churches) and the gardens surrounding the church were immaculately kept. It did not look like a tourist attraction at all (a small fee is charged for entering). After I returned home, I had to check out variants of Christian crosses – the patriarchal cross is used at this church. To me, leaving a place wanting to do more research on what you have seen/learned is a mark of a worthwhile trip. If you only visit one church in Motomachi, make it this church. Visited 9/16/2017.
Written August 28, 2018
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STAN49_12
Powell River, Canada479 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This church as well as other old buildings in this part of Hakodate is worth including along with other buildings in the area.
Written July 22, 2018
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Geoviki
Denver, Colorado388 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
The priest was very friendly and chatty - in English! He gifted us with a candle. A quick stop for us while touring the neighborhood.
Written June 25, 2018
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,533 contributions
May 2018 • Family
This is one pretty church with a beautiful surrounding. It's your traditional orthodox church set on the hill that overlooks the harbor. A great place for worship.
Written June 19, 2018
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