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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. Add Motomachi Roman Catholic Church and other attractions to your Hakodate trip itinerary using our Hakodate travel itinerary maker.
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  • We have also visited the Roman Catholic Church in Motomachi district. Although the size of church was small when compared with those in Europe, the architecture and internal designs were nice and wort...  more »
  • 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 »
  • One of the oldest Catholic churches in Japan. Worth checking out - it doesn't take too long to see the inside.  more »
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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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