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1 The Japanese Orthodox Church Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai Cathedral)

National Important Cultural Properties (Building)
Designated on June 21, 1962

The Nicholai Cathedral was founded in 1891, named after the Archbishop St. Nicholai, who visited Japan in 1861. Josaian Conder made the detailed design based on the original design by Micahel Shchurupov. The design was drawn with ogee arch motif of Byzantine style. This building is highly valued for a pioneer before a RC structure became the mainstream. In 1998, this building was restored to reproduce the beautiful Byzantine style in 1929, at the renovation just after breaking down by the Great Earthquake in 1923.

Opening times

Date :
Time :
Apr-Sep: 13:00-16:00, Oct-Mar (Winter): 13:00-15:30
300 yen (as a donation)
Access & Required Time
4-1-3 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-City
3-min walk from JR Ochanomizu Station/1-min walk from Subway Chiyoda Line Shin-ochanomizu Station.
Only around the entrance of the cathedral is open to public other than members or believers of the Orthodox church. Please follow the instruction of the staff in the cathedral.
No smoking, lavatories : provided,photography is prohibited