Trappistine Convent

Travel Guide - Trappistine Convent


Trappistine Convent is Japan's oldest convent founded by the nuns from France in 1898.
The current red-brick building was constructed in 1927 after destroyed several times by storm and fire.

You cannot go inside the building because the Trappistine sisters lead a devout religious life there, but the convent allows visitors to enter the museum and the front yard of the convent, which is a lovely arrangement of flower-beds.

Opening Hours

  • 8:10 - 17:00
  • 8:20 - 16:30 (November 11 - April 20)


  • Wednesdays
  • Sundays (November 11 - April 20)
  • December 30 - January 2

Access / Public Transport

  • 35 minutes from JR Hakodate Station by the #10 bus. Get off at Trappistine-iriguchi, then walk 10 minutes.
  • 50 minutes from JR Hakodate Station by the #59 bus. Get off at Trappistine-iriguchi, then walk 10 minutes.

Address / Location

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