Church Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Hakodate Orthodox Church
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    4.0
    467 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 3-13
    With the beautiful contrast between its green roof and white walls, Hakodate Orthodox Church was Japan’s first Russian Orthodox church. It is located at the top of Daimi-saka going up from Benten Suehiro-dori Street. The current church was built in 1916 to replace the original church that was burnt down in the great fire in Hakodate in the Meiji period, and it was subsequently designated as an Important Cultural Property. In 1996, the sound of the bell in the tower was chosen as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.

    Beautiful architecture built in 1860, this is accessible from the Daikan Zaka slope. This church was originally built as a chapel attached to the first Russian Consulate. The original church was...

  • Motomachi Roman Catholic Church
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 15-30
    Motomachi Roman Catholic Church is distinguished by its Gothic-style architecture and large bell-tower. The Church that visitors see today was rebuilt in 1924 after a fire. Having originally been built shortly after the restrictions on Christian proselytizing in Japan were relaxed, Motomachi Roman Catholic Church’s long history makes it one of the oldest congregations in Japan. To reach the Church, take the Hakodate Streetcar service and get off at the Jujigai Stop in Motomachi, near Mt. Hakodate; the Church is around 10 minutes’ walk from the Jujigai Stop.

    Walk up the Daisan Zaka slope and you will see this Motomachi Catholic Church which was started by a French missionary with a temporary church hall in 1867. You will see a rooster at the top of the...

  • Hoshino Resort Tomamu Chapel on the Water
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    Hokkaido Yufutsu-gun Shimukappumura Nakatomamu
    "This chapel is inside Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, in Shimukappu village, Yufutsu county, Hokkaido, and is based on the idea of coexistence with nature. The planning was done by architect Tadao Ando, with the idea of ""Using nature as-is, to create a sacred space through human intent."" This chapel offers a novel experience by removing any clear boundary between nature and structure. The building is approached on a path through a white birch forest lined with L-shaped concrete, marking the beginning of an extraordinary space. The water running over the altar creates a holy precinct into which no human may tread."
  • Hakodate St. John’s Church
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 3-23
    The Hakodate St. John’s Church is an impressive building with its brown roof in the shape of a cross which you can see when you ride on the nearby ropeway. The church is one of a group of famous churches in Motomachi. The clergy house, newly built in 2006, was awarded the Hakodate City Landscape Award. You can reach the church 15 minutes on foot from the Jujigai tram stop.
  • Our Lady of the Lighthouse Trappist Monastery
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    Hokkaido Hokutoshi Mitsuishi 392
    This monastery in Hokuto, Hokkaido is one of Japan's first. Visitors are free to look around the red brick buildings of the monastery and enjoy the sakura, autumn leaves, and other joys of the seasons. There is also a shop offering Trappist Cookies, butter, and other products made by the monks. Due to a prohibition of women, internal tours require reservations and are for men only.
  • Catholic Otaru Church Tomioka Cathedral
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    4.5
    37 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Tomioka 1-21-25

    Not in my plan to visit this church, I was attracted by the beautiful architecture while I was at Tomioka. It took about 20-25 minutes walk from Otaru train station.

  • Catholic Kita Ichijo Church
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Kita 1-jo higashi 6-chome

    English Mass on Sunday at 12.30pm. Friendly Church family. About 30 - 40 people Father is a local Location about 20 minutes walk from Sapporo TV Tower at Odori Station Park From TV Tower, walk...

  • Sapporo Church
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    16 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Kita 1-jo higashi 1-chome

    If you are exploring Sapporo Clock Tower, I recommend that you take time to walk three blocks east to visit the Sapporo Church of the United Church of Christ in Japan. The church was established in...

  • Catholic Asahikawa Gojo Church
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    11 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Asahikawa-shi Gojodori 11-chome

    Went to Mass here and it was lovely. We were made to feel welcome and honoured. Beautiful service and modern bright church. Felt blessed here.

  • Catholic Kushiro Church
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Kuroganecho 12-chome 10

    You have to take off your shoes and climb to the second floor. Quaint church that invokes a serene atmosphere.

  • Sapporo Orthodox Church
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Toyohira-ku Fukuzumi Nijo 2-chome 3-1

    札幌ドームに向かう前に時間があったので福住駅周辺を歩いていると美しい教会が目に入ってきました。ハリストス正教会といえば函館の教会の姿を思い出しますが、同じ名前だけあってこちらもどことなく形が似ていますね。中には入りませんでしたが、ひっそりと建つ姿は美しいものがありました。

  • Sapporo St. Michael's Church
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Higashi-ku Kita 19-jo higashi 3-4-10
  • Japan Evangelical Lutheran Sapporo Church
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    5 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Minami 12-jo nishi 12-chome 2-27

    長い歴史のある教会です。 幼稚園も併設され、フィンランド人によって幼稚園も教会も創設されました。 この国が戦争に向かおうとしていたとき、しかもフィンランド人によって 創られたことに想いを馳せると、深い感慨のようなものを覚えます。

  • Catholic Kutchan Church
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    5 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Kutchancho Kita Gojonishi 1-1-132

    I attended this churchs Sunday service as there is no nearby Anglican church and was made very welcome by the clergy and the church warden. Thank you so much. Today was a real ecumenical experience.

  • Christ Kyodaidan Sharigunshari Church
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    4 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sharigunsharichou Shinkouchou 14

    無人駅の中斜里駅に立ち寄り、しれとこくらぶに向かう途中に偶然見つけました。 町はずれのL字型道路の角にポツンと立っていて、前を通るとかなり気になります。 看板もあって、本当の教会であることがわかります。

  • Japan Christ Church Sapporo Kita Ichijo Church
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    3 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Kita 1-jo nishi 13-chome 2

    北一条通りに面した場所にあり、日本キリスト教会に所属するプロテスタント系の教会です。 毎年7月に実施される「カルチャーナイト」に参加している施設で、当日は教会の内部が公開されていて自由に見学することができ、神聖な雰囲気が漂っていました。

  • Catholic Kitami Church
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    2 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kitami-shi Banbacho 1-36

    This is my first time i am going to a church in my trip at this city, this church have a great building and clean also. Near the church there a kindergarten. ありがとう

  • Catholic Suminoe Church
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Suminoe 2-chome 2-7

    小樽住吉神社のほど近く、小高い丘の中腹にある教会です。アクセスは南小樽駅から徒歩で。外観を見ただけでしたが、趣がある良い建物です。

  • St. Antonio's Shudoin Temple
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    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Midorigaoka 5-chome 20-15

    朝6:30からミサがあり訪れました。しかしこの週は、神父様やブラザー全員が黙想会に行かれており、生憎与ることが出来ませんでした。カトリック釧路教会で情報を得ました。普段の行いが影響したことです。庭に咲いていたコスモスが可憐でした。

  • Sapporo Hokko Church
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporo Chuo Odorinishi 1Chome14

    大通西Ⅰ丁目に位置し、さっぽろテレビ塔の南側になります。明治29年に設立された歴史ある教会です。外観もシンプルですが、内部も簡素で白を基調とした素朴な佇まいです。

Hokkaido Areas

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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