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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)

phone 0138237387

[Basilica Admission fee] 10:00-16:00
[Saturday] 10:00-16:00
[Sunday] 13:00-16:00

Review of Hakodate Orthodox Church

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/08 Russian Orthodox Church
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...
Reviewed:2020/01/01 A short visit will do
A short visit will do. The exterior is nothing special. I was unable to enter thus cant comment much.
Reviewed:2019/07/20 Orthodox Delight
High on a hill overlooking Hakodate, this simple but stylish church harks back to the international (Russian) settlement of this city. Built at the turn of the 20th century, it has the typical...

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Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 3-13 [map]
Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea
[Basilica Admission fee] 10:00-16:00
[Saturday] 10:00-16:00
[Sunday] 13:00-16:00
[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
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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


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