Motomachi Catholic Church, Hakodate

3.8
Take a stroll overlooking the ocean and admire the colorful interior of Motomachi Catholic Church, a serene place of worship founded by French missionaries. Originally built in 1877, the current-day neo-Gothic building with its towering 33 m (108 ft) white belfry dates back to 1924. Light passing through stained glass windows gives a colorful, spiritual feel to the interior, which features a magnificent altar donated by the pope. Check the schedule of this church--one of the oldest in Japan--as you can't enter during ceremonies and services. Make Motomachi Catholic Church a centerpiece of your Hakodate vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hakodate holiday planner .
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  • I visited on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The leaves of the Catholic Motomachi Church in the area where Hakodate's churches are gathered were very beautiful. The night view is also romantic because of the aim of the time zone when there are few people in the morning and night.
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  • The⛪️ male bird which spreads the roof and the feather of the church near the Orthodox Church of Haristos is a landmark The inside of the church is a Gothic church, and it is different from the structure of the Orthodox Church, and the style of the decoration in the church is different, etc. Even in the same Christian church, the difference is very interesting to see, the inside of the church is widely felt, and the altar is said to have been given by the Pope, and it is not possible to shoot inside ♂️.
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  • With great serenity and beautiful surroundings outside the church. So peacefully situated in the motomachi historic area.
  • A rare and beautiful structure within Japan. It was a shame that it wasn't open for me to enter in order to admire the architecture or to worship.
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