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Trappistine Monasteries

346 Kamiyunokawa-cho, Hakodate 042-0914, Hokkaido
+81 138-57-3331
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Trappistine Convent of Hakodate (Our Lady of the Angels’ Convent)

Of the two Catholic monasteries in the Hakodate region, this one is, as the name indicates, a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Vancouver, Canada
A good walk from Yunokawa stop - visited in Apr 2012

I think I walked for almost an hour to this monastery. It was a good walk and passed places that... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2014
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346 Kamiyunokawa-cho, Hakodate 042-0914, Hokkaido
+81 138-57-3331
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Of the two Catholic monasteries in the Hakodate region, this one is, as the name indicates, a convent for nuns in the Kamiyukawa area. The other for monks is located in the Tobetsu region of the city of Hokuto. Like any operating monasteries, no tourists...More

3  Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 13 December 2014

I think I walked for almost an hour to this monastery. It was a good walk and passed places that you can enjoy along the way. The monastery has a tranquil feel and one will feel peace. There are still nuns living in the quarters...More

1  Thank whycancer
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is the first monastery in Japan started by 8 nuns sent to Hokkaido by a French king. The monastery is beautiful, however, you can only walk around the nice garden area but are not allowed into the convent itself. Up on a hillside so...More

1  Thank DYA717
Reviewed 2 November 2013

An European monastery garden setting, with statues of the Virgin Mary and St. Michael. We arrived late in the afternoon, near closing time, and there were few tourists around, which allowed us to take some colorful pictures of the surround in Autumn. We bought some...More

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Nice garden and serene surroundings of a Catholic convent, but no sign of any nuns about. There is a souvenir shop open on the Convent grounds that sells an assortment of cakes and confectionery, supposed baked and crafted by the Trappistine Sisters living at this...More

5  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Beautifully tended gardens, gothic buildings, european feel to this place. However, did not see any of the nuns around. There is a small shop selling their products i.e. chocolates, cookies and souvenirs. It is a lovely walk around the gardens and up the stairs to...More

1  Thank travellingbear88
Reviewed 19 September 2012

This place is very close to the airport, if you arrive at Hakodate airport, this would be your first stop. A pretty, enchanted covenant- not so big but historical site. A small gift shop sells nuns' handmade crafts and home made Madelaine, which were known...More

2  Thank nyay
Reviewed 16 August 2012

it's very far from Hakodate central & requires a change to bus frm the last tram station + some walking then only you'll reach since this is a monasteries where they live in seclusions. I like this place for it's idea and some how for...More

4  Thank meiyih
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Perhaps I missed something...........if I didn't, then this has to qualify as one of the most boring and inconsequential tourist traps I have ever seen. I would recommend doing something else with your time.

3  Thank KanoTokyo
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