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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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  • Beneath the Church of St. John the Baptist and the same slope. And comes with a kindergarten has. Was not put in because it was early in the morning (morning 9:00-) worth 10 minutes just looking outside. Look around, there are also many manually is recommended early in the morning, cover over the seller.
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  • After the US opened the Hkodate port to international trade, a strong European culture and influence came to the area, including European Religions. These are small but beautiful churches close togeth...  more »
  • So that churches have a great altar was sent by the Pope, is indeed great. Also soar and deeply impressed me. I want to tour together with the Church of Christ the Saviour
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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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