January 12, 2017

Motomachi Catholic Church in Hakodate, Japan

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  • It was in the year 1549 when Christianity arrived in Japan after the arrival of Saint Francis Xavier at Kyushu Island. Since then, many churches were built, one of which is Motomachi Church. Built in 1877, this church has already been rebuilt five times after being engulfed by fire.

    The existing building was reconstructed in 1924 with all the stations and altars used coming from Italy. These were sent even before the church was built and were donated by Pope Benedict XV. Make sure you keep your shoes on and your camera kept inside your bag when inside the church. This church is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Drop by the church at 12 noon on a Sunday to attend a Mass.

    Address: 15-30 Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan


    This also appears in Philippine Primer English Magazine’s January issue.

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