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Trappistine Monasteries

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Tranquil place with quaint gardens

The convent is located up on the slope and there is a carpark area beside it that charges about... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Nice walk up the hikl

Visited this place and remembered the number of steps climbing up to the monastery. The journey... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
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346 Kamiyunokawa-cho, Hakodate 042-0914, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

With all the hype, we were hoping to see the inside workings of this monastery. Alas, you can enjoy the serene grounds and the souvenir shop/museum, but the buildings are closed to all but worshipers. See only if you have time on your hands. Located...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The convent is located up on the slope and there is a carpark area beside it that charges about 300 yen. The architecture are distinctly Romanesque and offer good photo opportunities. There are also statues of the St Michael and Virgin Mary but unfortunately the...More

Thank merxantia
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this place and remembered the number of steps climbing up to the monastery. The journey itself is wonderful with the views and the architecture of the monastery.

Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A small nice Monastery for the Catholic sisters. There is a room introducing the history and connecting a shop selling the confectionery, cards, souvenir etc. And there is a nearby convenient shop (beside car park) selling nice ice cream cone

Thank Stella N
Reviewed 16 November 2017

After hearing a little bit of the history of what was the start of this monastery we were curious just to walk around through the gardens . It would have been even a little bit nicer if there was a little bit more access to...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Located in a nice hillock (that's why Commodore M.C. Perry choose here?), with a wonderful European architecture looking, this peaceful place can set you calm, refreshing your soul......(the rumor said the sister there don't speak) Remember to go to the cafe which next to the...More

Thank bird415
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Come for the history, stay for the cookies! It was really interesting to see what is essentially the birthplace of Christianity in Hokkaido. There is a gift shop selling many varieties of the famous Trappistine cookies here, and the prices are much more reasonable than...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

A nice convent with good view from the top of the convent. Nice gardens and worth a visit if you enjoy a walk or stroll or if you really have nothing much to do in Hakodate.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The drive to the monastery from Hakodate was very scenic along the coast and the road leading to the monastery was very nice as well. When we arrived we were one of two groups visiting. There is a relatively steep hill leading to the front...More

Thank ksinwonderland
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is a place where nuns live quiet life without outside's intervention. Stature of archangel welcomes you when you enter the ground. You won't see too much but buildings are beautiful. Nuns make living by making/selling sweets at gift shop so please buy something. Chocolate...More

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