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Trappistine Monasteries

346 Kamiyunokawa-cho, Hakodate 042-0914, Hokkaido
+81 138-57-3331
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Nice peaceful place to enjoy the gardens and surrounding buildings

After hearing a little bit of the history of what was the start of this monastery we were curious... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anthony F
London, Canada
Gorgeous building and nice icecream

Located in a nice hillock (that's why Commodore M.C. Perry choose here?), with a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Hong Kong, China
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346 Kamiyunokawa-cho, Hakodate 042-0914, Hokkaido
+81 138-57-3331
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After hearing a little bit of the history of what was the start of this monastery we were curious just to walk around through the gardens . It would have been even a little bit nicer if there was a little bit more access to...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Located in a nice hillock (that's why Commodore M.C. Perry choose here?), with a wonderful European architecture looking, this peaceful place can set you calm, refreshing your soul......(the rumor said the sister there don't speak) Remember to go to the cafe which next to the...More

Thank bird415
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Come for the history, stay for the cookies! It was really interesting to see what is essentially the birthplace of Christianity in Hokkaido. There is a gift shop selling many varieties of the famous Trappistine cookies here, and the prices are much more reasonable than...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

A nice convent with good view from the top of the convent. Nice gardens and worth a visit if you enjoy a walk or stroll or if you really have nothing much to do in Hakodate.

Thank danielyong
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The drive to the monastery from Hakodate was very scenic along the coast and the road leading to the monastery was very nice as well. When we arrived we were one of two groups visiting. There is a relatively steep hill leading to the front...More

Thank ksinwonderland
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

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 living by making/selling sweets at gift shop so please buy something. Chocolate...More

Thank TheComedian1966
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 after fire of 1925. Unfortunately, we could not get inside...More

1  Thank Chuang004
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

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 Christian items. It was a refreshing visit. Good if...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We came here during the winter and the grounds and roof tops were all already snow-covered. The snow had in fact enhanced the beauty of the monastery, the garden grounds were picture-worthy at every corner and every angle. But it was a pity we could...More

1  Thank aadroit
Reviewed 27 October 2016

There was very little beyond a small exhibition room and a shop that sells goods produced at the monasteries. The location itself is wonderful since it takes you out of the city into a more rural setting.

1  Thank FGraz
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