Trappistine Monasteries, Hakodate

3.3
Visit Japan's first Catholic convent at Trappistine Monasteries. Established in 1898, construction finished on the current building in 1927, culminating in a distinctly European architectural style, with both Gothic and Romanesque features. A number of information panels around the grounds detail the history of the site and the story of Catholicism in the country, though entrance to the building itself is not permitted. Eighty nuns live a self-sufficient life on the site, selling sweets to make a living, so pick up some of the sweet treats available, including Madeleines and butter candies. To visit Trappistine Monasteries and get the most from your holiday in Hakodate, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hakodate road trip planner .
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  • For trappist monasteries (men), the Trappistine Monastery is a convent for women, just up the hill. The wisteria flowers are beautiful, it's the best time to walk, the garden is beautiful and you're washed. I want to revisit it.
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  • The convent is not visited, we can only see the outside ... and the store where the nuns sell their product: madeleines and other dry cakes, greeting card... It's nice to buy a little something to help run the house!
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