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“Scenic”

Trappistine Monasteries
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 gate but was well worth the hike. The building was lovely to look at and the view from the top of the hill was also nice. We enjoyed some ice cream made from the milk produced on site. It was very tranquil. It's a place that won't take long to look around but I highly recommend going by car.

Thank ksinwonderland
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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 is to die for!! And you only can buy here. It is not available anywhere but here! If you love chocolate, try it!

Thank TheComedian1966
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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 the Monastery to have a closer look. From outside, it looked picturesque.

1  Thank Chuang004
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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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