It is definitively worth visiting! You don't have many chanses to see Orthodox church in this part of the world.
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It is always interesting to see an orthodox cathedral in the middle of Tokyo, this is a nice building near the metro and easy to reach. However you must pay to enter it which makes the difference with Shinto shrines that are always free. If...More
The building was designed by Josiah Conder, a notable architect in Japan who during the Meiji era was commissioned to transform the Marunochi area into a business district. There was a time when the Cathedral overlooked the Imperial Palace. The icons inside are gorgeous.
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 or Shin-ochanomizu Station. close to Yushima Seido and Kanda Myojin...More
We have been already several weeks in Tokyo when we have spotted that church. I am from Europe and we have churches in all colours, forms and for something for the most individual church preference. However, it is the very first church I have seen...More
Not being familiar to orthodoxity, I do not say anything about the significance of this church, but, for I, this church was impressive. Built in Meiji Period, more than 120 years ago,(Year Meiji 24th), that this was kept well is vey rare since Tokyo had...More
The Russian cathedral looks absolutely beautiful from the outside, with an impressive façade. However, upon entering it you cannot help but be disappointed by the not-so-impressive interiors. You can avoid paying for a ticket just by saying "No, thank you". It's not really worth getting...More
The Holy Resurrection Cathedral, or Nikolai-do, in Kanda district, is the main cathedral of the Japanese Orthodox Church. It is located on Surugadai knoll and designed by British architect using original plans from St. Petersburg. St. Nicolas (baptized as Ivan Dmitrievich Kasatkin), a Russian missionary,...More
A friend had asked me to go to the Cathedral and see if I could find a copy of music which she had lost during hurricane IKE in Galveston. The music - Russian Orthodox Chants in Japanese recorded here at the Cathedral. I walked up...More
Found on the map as Nikolai Cathedral, it is nice to stop in and have a look if you are in the area. I was slightly disappointed as it is quite beautiful architecturally from the outside, in a Byzantine style. The interior is much smaller...More