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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

[Sacredion Admission fee] 10:00-17:00
[Saturday] 10:00-16:00
[Sunday] 13:00-16:00

Review of Hakodate Orthodox Church

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/29 Historical
This church is side by side with Catholic curch, so dont miss it.

A small church with history on the hills

Inside you can buy candle, to support the building maintenance
Reviewed:2018/10/27 We briefly visited the beautiful church which is open to the public.
The site of the Orthodox Church of Hakodate is where the Russian Consulate was established in 1860 after the port of Hakodate was opened and before the Meiji Restoration. The first church was...
Reviewed:2018/08/28 Most interesting church in Motomachi/Hakodate
Of all the churches in Hakodate’s Motomachi historical district, I enjoyed this the best because the interior was extremely interesting (I haven’t been in many orthodox churches) and the gardens...

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Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 3-13 [ map ]
Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea
[Sacredion Admission fee] 10:00-17:00
[Saturday] 10:00-16:00
[Sunday] 13:00-16:00
Winter (12/2June-Mar.Mid) Irregular holidays
Annual Dec.25Sunday Last admission feeSunday
[Admission fee dedicated Friday] 200 yen
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