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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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  • According to the planning of Hakodate Tourism Association, on the bus to the trappistine monastery. 3-will arrive in about 40 minutes. In snow pouring into the site and under the stairs in front of the building, but this destination sign. Imai chipping and not looked at the building from which the landscape. 30 minutes until there was a kiosk, bus comes pretty much time on my hands were. May not think nice calm atmosphere but indispensable visits depending on the season. I think.
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  • Located about 15 minutes by bus from the river of the water of the streetcar. Lot number becomes so do not miss the bus and taxi. From the bus stop some climbs up the Hill.
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  • From Hakodate station arrive by bus in about 35 minutes. One hour's bus the bus that comes after 30 minutes. Slowly I watched miss the bus after 30 minutes, the following will after one hour. However, it was not so much to worry about. If 20 minutes is enough. … First learned to say say Chi-nu is a women's monastery. Incidentally,... G is for men.
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