Motomachi Catholic Church, Hakodate

3.8
Take a stroll overlooking the ocean and admire the colorful interior of Motomachi Catholic Church, a serene place of worship founded by French missionaries. Originally built in 1877, the current-day neo-Gothic building with its towering 33 m (108 ft) white belfry dates back to 1924. Light passing through stained glass windows gives a colorful, spiritual feel to the interior, which features a magnificent altar donated by the pope. Check the schedule of this church--one of the oldest in Japan--as you can't enter during ceremonies and services. Make Motomachi Catholic Church a centerpiece of your Hakodate vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hakodate holiday planner .
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  • It is the center of the motomachi stroll. The yamate church in Yokohama is the same, but the atmosphere of the church and the garden make you feel happy. You can see motomachi church from Mt. Hakodate, but you will want to visit many times. I want to visit again by all means.
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  • A beautiful little church initially dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then statues as well as the main altar were made of wood from the Tyrol (now in Austria) and the ...  more »
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  • With great serenity and beautiful surroundings outside the church. So peacefully situated in the motomachi historic area.
  • A rare and beautiful structure within Japan. It was a shame that it wasn't open for me to enter in order to admire the architecture or to worship.
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