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Catholic Motomachi Church

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Japan, 〒040-0054 Hokkaido, Hakodate, Motomachi, 15−30 元町教会

Small, historic Roman Catholic church featuring Gothic architecture & a bell tower.

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phone+81 138-22-6877
outdoor
outdoor
indoor
indoor
free
free
daytime
daytime
traditional
traditional

clockOpening hours

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sundays: 12:00 – 4:00 PM

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Cheq Xie 2 months ago

Practice appropriate etiquette when entering this church; admission is free, allowing you to explore the interior and enjoy the very limited outdoor space. It is located at the uphill side, in between Hachiman-Zaka and Daikan-Zaka Slopes and near Hakkodate Ropeway in Hokkaido Japan. Photo was taken on January 7 2024.

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Diego Emilio 2 months ago

Gothic style catholic church. It has a sign with some of the history outside.

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Charlie Jay 6 months ago

Small Catholic Church . Not much to say, otherwise that its worth popping in to have a look. Went on a Sunday afternoon, wasn't busy at all.

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周子愉 9 months ago

Established in 1859 as a provisional church by French cleric Mermet De Cachon from the Paris Foreign Missions Society, this marks the inception of such endeavors in Japan. This occurred despite the government's persistent ban on Christianity, which would last for over a decade. This church holds historical significance comparable to the Yamate Church in Yokohama and the Oura Church in Nagasaki. In 1868, Priests Mounicou and Ambruster erected a makeshift church at the current location. By 1877, the first wooden church was constructed under the guidance of Priest Marin, although it succumbed to fire on three occasions. The current fire-resistant Gothic-style building dates back to 1924. Pope Benedict XV gifted the Tyrolean wooden carvings that depict the fourteen Stations of the Cross and comprise the altar.

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Love Ukulele 5 years ago

Built by Priest Marin in 1877 The Motomachi Roman Catholic Church in the Motomachi District is recognized as the first wooden church. The church has a gothic architectural style which is now fire-proof. Pope Benedict XV presented the 14 Stations of the Cross on the wall you will see inside. This church is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.