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Catholic Motomachi Church, Hakodate

(3.9/5 based on 140+ 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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  • I think Hakodate port in port of the evangelism of Christianity followed in Nagasaki, Kobe and Yokohama. The original church of many with city streets towards the Hill climb. Too many "Catholic (former Christian)", while "orthodox Russia" also 1 Tower. Overlooking the harbour in Western's "too much missing the pole" that is notable is a town which flourished after the Meiji era from beautiful beautiful houses and trees. Similar to the San Francisco landscape was right here.
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  • In parallel with kindergarten, and got the impression that the Catholic kindergarten. Rosters are enjoyed the atmosphere 10 minutes from outside.
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  • Standing on the hillside. It is a beautiful church. Impressed we have to walk from the bus parking area. Crowded with many tourists.
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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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