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Holy Resurrection Cathedral, Chiyoda
(3.9/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Yet since I was a teenager going to the book town Kanda, was looking good. And yesterday, but book town Kanda on the way to the stop. Or 20 years Buri is just around the corner, I saw here.... Opportunity to see coming into middle age, was gone. Anyway look beautiful Cathedral. Have a church in Japan, surely one of the most beautiful appearance is not what? If you look at my Christian believer, not even to mesmerized.
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  • Russia, gates and exudes the exotic. That said, I was wondering I, Japan seems to be building new. From the Orthodox churches of Eastern Europe is more "stone" is feeling. I thought dark beams, warm, Western-style building in Japan still.
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  • It is a very nice quite church. Donation Y300. there were just couple of people inside. feels very secluded and peaceful. On the map it was named Nikolai-do. less than 5 minutes walk from Ochanomizu o...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Boring, if you want to see cathedrals you chose the wrong continent
  • Nice architecture. Nothing much to see inside.
  • My aunt thought Russia staff near the entrance of the Church. I was told don't go only to columns and pillars near the altar and the iconostasis of the Church at the back side or. But the pillars near the entrance of the believe it or not it was, I was looking in the Church has been noted. I would no more know that not only to the entrance of the churches of other Christian denominations, is impossible, so easy to misunderstand even non-Orthodox Christians, non-Christians in Japanese translation. I feel the unkindness due to lack of explanation and lack of information. If you not going to deny the Church of their attitudes and doctrines, such blatant trespassing section there should be management, description, information, firmly. I think that only if failure to do so is unpleasant. Temple weaves an exquisite shade of beauty was an exceptional one can see in churches of other denominations, Orthodox Church of their own and have not. I think it is 銜ete fingers at the entrance, looking impatient, but it's hopeless. When may was unfortunately go to excursions and Cathedral tour. Became one of the Church for donations had forced impression. Was not the atmosphere seems are said to be free donations of Orthodox Church officials who are called "freedom". High threshold of force contributions 銜ete fingers near the entrance, if you just look and you do not feel a need to visit. Orthodox Church officials seems to have said "to church!", for the Japanese environment is on this article difficult to visit I wouldn't have.
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