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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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  • Airport access is inconvenient may solemn atmosphere, come and see it is. Of course also the gift of delicious cookies
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  • Brick is very clean and is a great monastery. Are not allowed in the building grounds M have just enjoyed. I would say there is the car because it is located away from the city's tourist
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  • The same as what you can see in the Guidebook pictures not in the monastery. Sea view from the top of the stairs, however, is beautiful. I think good in stopping close to the airport, so if you have time.
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