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“Nice calm environment ”

Trappistine Monasteries
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 you have extra time to visit.

1  Thank James L
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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 not get into the main building, it was out of bounds to visitors.

1  Thank aadroit
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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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Reviewed 7 October 2016

No admission fee and you're free to walk the grounds of this lovely little place. The buildings tell the story of Trappists in Hakodate, including what sort of things they do today.

In the gift shop you can buy cookies that the nuns bake - I made sure to get some!

If you're driving, there's a parking lot directly below that charges 300 yen (about 3 USD).

2  Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We parked just before the monastery car park, which charges 300yen per entrance. As we walk towards the monastery, we realize there is another further down the road which charges 200yen. Entrance to the monastery is free.
Several figures on stone line the path as you enter, along with brick buildings at the side, with well trimmed plants and trees. Stairways leads to m the main building. The main building is closed to public. Viewing is from outside only. There is a museum in another building that displays the history of the museum, together with a gift shop. A good place to just relax

1  Thank Susan T
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