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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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  • We came here during the winter and the grounds and roof tops were all already snow-covered. The snow had in fact enhanced the beauty of the monastery, the garden grounds were picture-worthy at every c...  more »
  • Katholiko monastery only for women. Did not see in the Mainland; Many things to see such as Lourdes Grotto and historic buildings. In addition, there are souvenirs available only here! However, Chinese tourists regret is not sightseeing, tourists at more than 8 percent. "Japan is not really realized. Shops of the famous "ice cream" in the parking lot, but this is lined by 100 Chinese tourists, could not be purchased. Sorry ❗ ❗
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  • Clean overflow, it was quiet. You can buy handmade goods at outlets such as Madeleine and cookies.
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