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This church is side by side with Catholic curch, so dont miss it. A small church with history on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yanti R
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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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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3-13 Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0054, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I knew we were getting close to this small Orthodox church, built in the Russian Byzantine style. That's because we came across one artist after another, selling their excellent paintings of this Western structure in the Motomachi area. Though we walked along a street high...More

3  Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

We walked around and took some pics. Nice stroll as the weather was beautiful. The surrounding area was good for pictures. As we had some time on our hands, we really enjoyed the other buildings around there too, scouting for good pic shots

2  Thank ChanML
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Yanti R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 constructed on site in the same year. I understand that the church...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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 surrounding the church were immaculately kept. It did not look like a tourist attraction at...More

Thank JohnD209
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This church as well as other old buildings in this part of Hakodate is worth including along with other buildings in the area.

Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The priest was very friendly and chatty - in English! He gifted us with a candle. A quick stop for us while touring the neighborhood.

Thank Geoviki
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is one pretty church with a beautiful surrounding. It's your traditional orthodox church set on the hill that overlooks the harbor. A great place for worship.

Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 16 May 2018

If you haven't seen an Orthodox Church, then go. There are four churches/temples on the corner. 1) Orthodox 2) Catholic 3) Episocpal and 4) Hibachi Honganji Temple - oldest reinforced concrete temple in Japan, 1915. The roof support is 160 ft long was constructed in...More

Thank berend
Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you visit Hakodate you must visit this church. Not only is it a rare building built in 1916 by the Russian Consulate, it is located near churches and temples and shrines of many other religions. This is a rare opportunity to see at first...More

Thank Arun714
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The church is set in a lovely area with bonsai trees and spacious land. Do take off your shoes to go inside to peek at the lovely little sanctuary. It's really pretty and ornate!

Thank rayean88
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Nice small church with nice interior. Worth going to visit. Interesting exterior and nice small park on the outside.

Thank Eittus
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