Motomachi Roman Catholic Church, Hakodate

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Take a stroll overlooking the ocean and admire the colorful interior of Motomachi Roman Catholic 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. Make Motomachi Roman Catholic Church a centerpiece of your Hakodate vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hakodate holiday planner .
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  • Crucis of 14 when the current building was rebuilt in 1924 (0/1924), was founded in 1859 (0/1859) located in central altar in the Cathedral of Vice altar and the walls, using the style of Gothic architecture, was a gift from the Pope at the time Highlights the great Bell of the pointed roof bird's-eye (33 m high).
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  • A small church which has a Gothic Tower spires free admission to many people but would not have access to me. By bus line that runs around the city from Hakodate station. It takes about 15 minutes, get off at Motomachi, then walk back to the separation. Turn right up the Hill a little to hurt?
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  • Is the first church was built in 1859 and burned by fire twice, the present building was rebuilt in 1923. Pointed at 33 meters high at the same time the roof features large Bell Tower was built. Painted mortar on brick walls remained burned in 1921, the Church, is likely to be repaired. In Japan were a gift from the Pope only is the high altar in the Cathedral.
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  • Nice church but the stairs could be very slipper if no one cleans it
  • A beautiful roman catholic church in the heart of Motomachi, Hakodate.
  • A nice church in Hakodate showing its ties to the West and that more than goods were traded with the west.
  • That right to visitors free of charge, during the Gregorian's playing quietly, to indulge in meditation. It was a gift from the Pope that icons were also very nice and works of art. Will not require public notice and detail photos on this site, so we're taking pictures. On site you learn in advance can be a meaningful appreciation.
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  • Bright and beautiful Cathedral. I guess the time well if you go inside and see ~ ㅎ
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