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Trappistine Monasteries, Hakodate

#5 of 58 in Historic Sites in Hakodate
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. To visit Trappistine Monasteries and get the most from your holiday in Hakodate, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hakodate road trip planner.
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  • A catholic convent with beautiful grounds to stroll upon. Located on a hill in the eastern part of Hakodate. Bought some famous Trappist cookies from the souvenir shop. Worth a short visit.  more »
  • The location is far away from the other attractions so i took a cab there and very disappointing when i reached. The only building i could enter was the gift shop and there is a small room that tries....  more »

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