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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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