Hakodate Orthodox Church, Hakodate

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The Holy Resurrection Church of Hakodate, or Hakodate Orthodox Church, is Japan’s oldest Russian-style Orthodox Church, featuring a modernized Byzantine exterior. Founded in 1859 by the Russian consulate and consecrated by the future St. Nicholas of Japan, the church stands as a testimony to Russo-Japanese political and trade ties during the 19th century. Built on Hachiman-zaka slope near Motomachi Park, the church offers a great view of Hakodate city. Locals nicknamed the church a “ding-dong temple” after the sound of its bells. You cannot enter when church services are in progress. Put Hakodate Orthodox Church and other Hakodate attractions into our Hakodate online travel planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A short visit will do. The exterior is nothing special. I was unable to enter thus can't comment much.  more »
  • High on a hill overlooking Hakodate, this simple but stylish church harks back to the international (Russian) settlement of this city. Built at the turn of the 20th century, it has the typical...  more »
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  • Not a big fan of churches.. So was not impressed but the surrounding area is tranquil and green... Still worth a visit if u have nowhere to go
  • A nice but small church located at high ground. Great views...
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