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Address: 346 Kamiyunokawa-cho, Hakodate 042-0914 , Hokkaido
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No admission fee and you're free to walk the grounds of this lovely little place. The buildings tell the story of Trappists in Hakodate, including what sort of things they do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Frank S
Tokyo, Japan
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

One of the few monasteries in Japan. It located in Hakodate. It’s one of the stops we had in our 2016 Autumn leaf-viewing Trip. The Convent (修道院) was established in 1898 and reconstructed in 1927 after fire of 1925. Unfortunately, we could not get inside the Monastery to have a closer look. From outside, it looked picturesque.

1 Thank Chuang004
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This is a french nunnery with a nice and calm environment. Entrance is free. The first thing you notice is a stuture of Saunt Michael. They even have a quaint shop that sells cookies and other Christian items. It was a refreshing visit. Good if you have extra time to visit.

1 Thank James L
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We came here during the winter and the grounds and roof tops were all already snow-covered. The snow had in fact enhanced the beauty of the monastery, the garden grounds were picture-worthy at every corner and every angle. But it was a pity we could not get into the main building, it was out of bounds to visitors.

1 Thank aadroit
Shibuya, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

There was very little beyond a small exhibition room and a shop that sells goods produced at the monasteries. The location itself is wonderful since it takes you out of the city into a more rural setting.

1 Thank FGraz
Tokyo, Japan
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

No admission fee and you're free to walk the grounds of this lovely little place. The buildings tell the story of Trappists in Hakodate, including what sort of things they do today. In the gift shop you can buy cookies that the nuns bake - I made sure to get some! If you're driving, there's a parking lot directly below... More 

1 Thank Frank S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We parked just before the monastery car park, which charges 300yen per entrance. As we walk towards the monastery, we realize there is another further down the road which charges 200yen. Entrance to the monastery is free. Several figures on stone line the path as you enter, along with brick buildings at the side, with well trimmed plants and trees.... More 

1 Thank Susan T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Visited 8 May 2016. Took the Goryokaku Tower and Trappistine Convent shuttle bus that came from Bus Stop No. 4 at the bus terminal in front of Hakodate Station. We were at goryokaku tower so we actually boarded from the tower to head to the convent. It's about a 20 minute ride. You can find out the different buses bound... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The sakuras were in full bloom at this beautifully landscaped and well maintained convent at the top of a hill. Interesting handmade crafts and tempting snacks were on sale in the same building where one could trace its brief history. The place is definitely worth a visit when in Hakodate.

1 Thank chinping
Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Not sure how true it is... this is my first visit to Japan. I personally think it is one of the yummiest ice cream I had. Soft, creamy..yet not too sweet. Also the view of beautiful red N yellow tulips and Sakura outside the shop adds to the flavour. ..

1 Thank JoTong888
Hakodate, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

There is the monastery in the very quiet environment. I was able to feel very calm. When I go by a rent-a-car, there are two places of toll parking lots. I stopped a car in the back unmanned parking lot. There was a parking lot of the parks of Hakodate-shi. Next to a monastery, there was a park. We family... More 

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