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Hakodate Orthodox Church

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3-13 Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0054, Japan

Circa-19th-century Russian Orthodox church with dramatic night lighting & a bell tower.

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phone+81 138-23-7387
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clockOpening hours

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sundays: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

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Ross Daniels a month ago

We were at the top of Mount Hakodate and came across this really lovely and historic Orthodox It was built in 1860 by Russian sailors and merchants, and is the oldest Orthodox church in Japan. The church is a beautiful example of Russian architecture and is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors. The church is a small, wooden structure with a single bell tower. The interior of the church is decorated with icons and frescoes, and there is a small altar where services are held.

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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 outdoor scenery. The snow-covered landscape adds a captivating and dramatic element, perfect for capturing memorable photos with your camera. Additionally, the downhill view is quite charming. 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

There is a sign outside of the church with the history of the place. You can go inside and buy things during the ceremony. It was a very interesting experience going inside.

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周子愉 9 months ago

The Japanese government, through the Treaty of Shimoda in 1855, pledged to supply land and housing for the Russian Consulate. By the 1858 treaty, Russia's diplomatic representatives were granted the right to permanent residency in Japan, leading to the establishment of the first Russian Empire Consulate in Hakodate. In late 1858, the inaugural mission of the Russian Consulate, headed by Iosif Antonovich Goshkevich, arrived in Hakodate, Japan. Initially, the Russian mission was accommodated in local Buddhist temples. Goshkevich, serving as the Consul, promptly initiated discussions with Japanese authorities to secure a land allocation for the mission. Ultimately, an agreement was reached to assign land in the coastal area at the base of Mt. Hakodate, which remains the current location.

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Love Ukulele 5 years ago

Very beautiful and unique building It is 10 minutes from the Hakodate mountain ropeway. Built in 1916, is known as a representation of western-style buildings in Hakodate It once burned down in a fire in 1907 and was rebuilt in 1916 The Hakodate Orthodox Church is one of the city's most famous historical buildings and it was the first Russian Orthodox church to be built in Japan It was the fifth bell to be chosen for the best sound in Japan. It rings about three to five times every Saturday from 5:00 pm and every Sunday's morning during the prayer