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Most interesting church in Motomachi/Hakodate

Of all the churches in Hakodate’s Motomachi historical district, I enjoyed this the best because... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John D
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Leavenworth, Kansas
Part of a cruise ship walking tour

This church as well as other old buildings in this part of Hakodate is worth including along with... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
STAN49_12
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Powell River, Canada
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3-13 Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0054, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the churches in Hakodate’s Motomachi historical district, I enjoyed this the best because the interior was extremely interesting (I haven’t been in many orthodox churches) and the gardens surrounding the church were immaculately kept. It did not look like a tourist attraction at...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This church as well as other old buildings in this part of Hakodate is worth including along with other buildings in the area.

Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The priest was very friendly and chatty - in English! He gifted us with a candle. A quick stop for us while touring the neighborhood.

Thank Geoviki
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is one pretty church with a beautiful surrounding. It's your traditional orthodox church set on the hill that overlooks the harbor. A great place for worship.

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 16 May 2018

If you haven't seen an Orthodox Church, then go. There are four churches/temples on the corner. 1) Orthodox 2) Catholic 3) Episocpal and 4) Hibachi Honganji Temple - oldest reinforced concrete temple in Japan, 1915. The roof support is 160 ft long was constructed in...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you visit Hakodate you must visit this church. Not only is it a rare building built in 1916 by the Russian Consulate, it is located near churches and temples and shrines of many other religions. This is a rare opportunity to see at first...More

Thank Arun714
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The church is set in a lovely area with bonsai trees and spacious land. Do take off your shoes to go inside to peek at the lovely little sanctuary. It's really pretty and ornate!

Thank rayean88
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Nice small church with nice interior. Worth going to visit. Interesting exterior and nice small park on the outside.

Thank Eittus
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I can only imagine what church must have been like when they first built this place. As a long time believer I can honestly say I was inspired by this place. I stayed and prayed for a while and felt refreshed in my soul when...More

Thank nomadictourist
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This Orthodox Church in the Motomachi area of Hakodate is worth a visit. The chapel is quite small but packs allot into its space. The art work is very beautiful and there are some paintings done by a female Japanese artist which make this a...More

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