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Catholic Motomachi Church, Hakodate
(3.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Take a stroll overlooking the ocean and admire the colorful interior of Catholic Motomachi Church, a serene place of worship founded by French missionaries. Originally built in 1877, the current-day neo-Gothic building with its towering 33 m (108 ft) white belfry dates back to 1924. Light passing through stained glass windows gives a colorful, spiritual feel to the interior, which features a magnificent altar donated by the pope. Check the schedule of this church--one of the oldest in Japan--as you can't enter during ceremonies and services. Add Catholic Motomachi Church and other attractions to your Hakodate trip itinerary using our Hakodate travel itinerary maker.
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  • 元町基督教會係一間普普通通正正堂堂既教堂 路過不妨影下相 雖然黎到元町都係散下步 但係都唔洗特登搵呢間教堂既位置行過去 (雖然多數都會經過) 
  •  Hakodate, scattered throughout town also has many historic Christ Church this Catholic source is the town church was built in 1877, was rebuilt in 1924, with the current building, is one of the oldest in the country. Appearances at an impressive Baroque building Bell Tower with red roofs, spires and penthouse weathervane, you can see the paintings with a luxurious altar fires inside the repeated condolences, from Pope Benedict 15 II was awarded. The altar was a gift from the Pope in the Japan only is here. Feeling like a purified heart.
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  • Were filled with tourists and I do become concerned about. Only looked at from the outside, the building was nice. The tour guide, I's I've visited while listening to the commentary (* ^ ^ *)
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  • A nice church in Hakodate showing its ties to the West and that more than goods were traded with the west.
  • Along the highway, easy to understand. It is nice.
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  • It is a quiet Cathedral. The inside.
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  • Place in the Cathedral. Very simple and is awe inspiring.
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  • Good shape!
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