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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  • Official name is called the Tokyo resurrection Cathedral. JR Ochanomizu-surugadai looks forward to leaving station hijiribashi exit symbol. Completion is undergoing restoration several times due to damage of the Kansai University of Tokyo earthquake in 1891. Inside the Church, you can see only a few hours of the afternoon cleaning and maintenance contributions ¥ 300 is required.
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  • It is located in city beautiful Orthodox churches. Please be careful, the time inside is not to be missed, shorter afternoon time.
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  • Tea-a respectable Church in front of the station. At a glance, so try to go take a look at. It is unusual in the Metropolitan building. Come and watch the appearance is nice, but nice Chapel. 13:00: 300 yen. Chapel is prohibited, but sales of the cards. Splendid stained-glass Windows mesmerized. Lighting the candles, so and feel comfortable.
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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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