Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Chiyoda

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#36 of 1,340 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Feel the echoes of the East Roman Empire at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, the main cathedral of the Japanese Orthodox Church. The cathedral's impressive Byzantine-style facade, which contrasts sharply with the modern buildings surrounding it, features a 38 m (125 ft) high dome and has a number of beautifully painted icons inside. Completed in 1891, and dedicated to St. Nicholas of Japan, the site is popularly known as the "Nikolai Cathedral," testifying to good Japanese-Russian relations in the fin-de-siecle period. You can buy souvenirs, such as postcards, brochures, or CDs with Russian religious chants at the cathedral, but you can't take photos inside. Holy Resurrection Cathedral is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Tokyo Edition.
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  • Is of course majestic in appearance, but inside was exceeding expectations. High ceilings, the sound echoes. Church Interior was really cool stuff. There is a welcome antidote to sitting on the bench was placed quietly with the. (Never me is Catholic, Orthodox Christians. ) Is never wide range can visit the admission 300 yen is not useless! (FYI NG is the internal shooting! ), Elementary school when my friends father was priest here. It is about 45 years ago. I remember that at that time showed the Interior of the Basilica is forever beautiful, was solemn. I wonder if the old?
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  • Went to Nicholai-do with my admission time is 4 p.m. of the evening's rosters has seems to have revival Festival in April
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  • Architectural part of the rounded dome of the exotic is the iconic Nicholas Hall. Development growing tea-in the vicinity of water, and surrounding buildings have unfortunately not balanced harmony means, has become an iconic presence of old-fashioned, exudes a magical atmosphere and sense of presence around. Overall dark Interior, staff and wasn't feeling too much potential for tourism.
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  • This is the main orthodox church of Japan, so if you are an Orthodox Christian you would go often. They perform mass for the main holidays, however the working hours are not convenient at all. Service is performed in Japanese and in Russian which makes it quite longer then usual. The building is beautiful though.
  • Very nice church, a great find at Easter time in Tokyo. Japanese service for Pascha was a delight, impressed by the service and the choir, walking around church with the lit candles at midnight under a beautiful sound of bells...
  • It is a Great construction. By the stand point, it looks like the GUNDAM base.
  • This place might be boring for tourists because this church is by far smaller than Europeans'. But I think the church is beautiful. If you are Japanese, you can enjoy!
  • The bells one Sunday called me to service. I cried against a wall as the Orthodox Priest performed the service...
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