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Trappistine Monasteries, Hakodate

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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 »
  • One of the few monasteries in Japan. It located in Hakodate. It’s one of the stops we had in our 2016 Autumn leaf-viewing Trip. The Convent (修道院) was established in 1898 and reconstructed in 1927 afte...  more »
  • This is a french nunnery with a nice and calm environment. Entrance is free. The first thing you notice is a stuture of Saunt Michael. They even have a quaint shop that sells cookies and other Christi...  more »