Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Chiyoda

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#38 of 525 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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Tokyo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Holy Resurrection Cathedral and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Tea-water station and go look like Japan value is. I recommend yushima Temple is located near because they keep. On Sunday and the event did not have disowned in appearance only.
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  • August 2, 2017
    From Ochanomizu station, there's just a foreign atmosphere is nice! on Sunday noon worship service, tours also available. Mass looked is why you over wind. Feeling discomfort while also used in Japanese.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Though it is surrounded by modern buildings around the distinctive architecture and will be stopping to watch. I think that even now and the presence of so much more impressive landmark, was.
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  • April 4, 2017
    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.
  • April 16, 2017
    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...
  • July 10, 2017
    It is a Great construction. By the stand point, it looks like the GUNDAM base.
  • November 7, 2016
    The bells one Sunday called me to service. I cried against a wall as the Orthodox Priest performed the service...
  • April 26, 2016
    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!

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