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Motomachi Roman Catholic Churchカトリック元町教会


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.


Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 15-30

phone 0138226877

10:00-16:00 (except Sunday morning, during worship)

Review of Motomachi Catholic Church

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Reviewed:2018/11/04 It's not a particularly big or unique church buildingwise, but worth visiting with its history in mind.
The first catholic missionary from France came to Hakodate in 1860. He resided close to the French Consulate set up in Shoumyouji Buddhist Temple in Yayoi now relocated further west in Funami. His...
Reviewed:2018/10/24 Average Small Church
We stopped here as part of a walking tour through the conservation section of the city. It's a small Catholic church that has small versions of everything you'd expect from a Catholic church. It...
Reviewed:2018/08/29 Meh, not particularly unique
If you have been to many old Catholic churches, this church is not particularly unique. However, it is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Japan outside of those in the Nagasaki area. The...

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Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 15-30 [map]



10:00-16:00 (except Sunday morning, during worship)
12/30-1/5, when using the basilica
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