Motomachi Catholic Church was built by French missionaries in 1877, after the Hakodate port was opened to foreign trade. This church also caught fire twice, so present building was constructed in 1924. When it caught fire in 1920, a wooden alter made in Switzerland was gifted by Pope Benedict XV as a consolation. You can see it inside. The admission is free, but donation is highly appreciated. Please take your shoes off before entering. No photos and no videos.
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