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Updated: October 1, 2019

Holy Resurrection Cathedral 東京復活大聖堂教会

Nikolai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral), 4-1-3 Surugadai, Kanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

Heart of the Orthodox Church of Japan

Also sometimes referred to as the Holy Resurrection Cathedral, the Nikolai-do Orthodox Cathedral is the main site for the Orthodox Church of Japan. The church is named after its Russian founder, St. Nicholas, born Ivan Dimitrovich Kasatkin (1836-1912) and the man responsible for introducing the Eastern Orthodox Church to Japan.

In 1923 the very Russian-looking Byzantine-style cathedral lost its bell tower and dome in the Great Kanto earthquake. It was restored to its former glory thanks to Japanese architect Shinito Okada, and it reopened in 1929.

How to Get There

  • Shin-ochanomizu StationChiyoda Line2 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 13:00-16:00


    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period


General admission: 300 yen

Facility Info

  • Restrooms
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Wheelchair ramp

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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