Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Chiyoda

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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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  • The temple is called Nikorai Do after the Japanese don't have the lambda in their language. We went to church this Orthodox Easter and it was very moving and startling to hear the chants of Japanese choir.
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  • From Hijiri bridge went to the Nicholas Hall. Figure of St. bridge and Nicholai-do included pretty than say the scenery of Japan with Western elements. Nicholai-do is known as the official name is "Tokyo resurrection Cathedral. This is a cathedral to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ (to Greece) (Jesus Christ). Nicholas Hall is at the heart of the autonomous Orthodox Church in Japan Annunciation Cathedral (Orthodox Church of Japan), is a metropolitan see of the all Japan and Archbishop of Cathedral Church of Tokyo. Nicholai-do escaped damage by air raids during the War II World War II, intact residual was we had. Retains beautiful now and fix it. It is one of the largest authentic Byzantine Church architecture.
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  •  Tea, is a very large and impressive cathedral near the station. And is obviously a different atmosphere, but is getting used to this environment. I thought it was enough here worth alone could get inside, kinda feel outdone seen from around the Church.
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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.
  • The bells one Sunday called me to service. I cried against a wall as the Orthodox Priest performed the service...
  • 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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