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Trappistine Monasteries, Hakodate

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Visit Japan's first Catholic convent at Trappistine Monasteries. Established in 1898, construction finished on the current building in 1927, culminating in a distinctly European architectural style, with both Gothic and Romanesque features. A number of information panels around the grounds detail the history of the site and the story of Catholicism in the country, though entrance to the building itself is not permitted. Eighty nuns live a self-sufficient life on the site, selling sweets to make a living, so pick up some of the sweet treats available, including Madeleines and butter candies. Use our Hakodate vacation builder to add Trappistine Monasteries and other attractions to your Hakodate vacation plans.
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  • This is a place where nuns live quiet life without outside's intervention. Stature of archangel welcomes you when you enter the ground. You won't see too much but buildings are beautiful. Nuns make li...  more »
  • 此修道院為女子修道院,可讓人一窺天主教的隱修院文化。雖然遙遠,但使用函館公車一日券即可抵達。冰淇淋非常好吃!班次不多,務必要注意回來的公車時間,若錯過末班車,只能搭計程車回去。  more »
  • Trappistine monasteries in Japan of the first convent founded by 8 nuns were dispatched from France to 0/1898.
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