Since 2021, the Orthodox Church is undergoing an extensive restoration. The interior of the cathedral is scheduled to reopen next spring (2023), however, the exterior was finished ahead of schedule and is now open for public viewing.

The Orthodox Church is one of Hakodate’s renowned historical buildings, and the existing cathedral was built more than 100 years ago in 1916. After a restoration it is been beautifully reborn and is a must see when you visit!