Hakodate Orthodox Church (函館ハリストス正教会)
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.
Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 3-13 (Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea)
[Basilica Admission fee] 10:00-16:00
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- Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 3-13 [map]
- [Basilica Admission fee] 10:00-16:00
- [Winter (12/2 June--Feb. Mid)] Basilica Admission fee suspended
* However, you can worship at any time of prayer even on Weekday including Saturday Sunday.
- [Admission fee Friday] 200yen
- Parking Lot
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- Credit Card
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- * Until 2021 1Monday-2022 12Monday, the admission fee for the cathedral will be canceled due to the preservation and repair work of the cathedral
* However, the prayer held on Saturday Sunday at the temporary cathedral of the Congregation Hall is free.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
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- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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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.