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Nikorai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral)

Nikorai-doKanda, Ochanomizu and Akihabara area map Nikorai-do (Nicholai-do) is the main cathedral of the Japanese Orthodox Church, and the formal name is "Holy Resurrection Cathedral".
It is located about 150 meters south of JR Ochanomizu station.

The Japanese Orthodox Church originates from the mission in Hakodate in Hokkaido by Saint Nicholas (1836-1912) in 1868.
He was a Russian Orthodox priest and saint. His real name was Ivan Dimitrovich Kasatkin.

He wanted to missionize in Tokyo, so he came here in 1872.
And he completed this cathedral in 1891 after 7 years of its construction.
Since the completion, it was called "Nikorai-do" after the constructor.

The buildings was built with Byzantine style.
The original cathedral was seriously damaged in the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923, but it was rebuilt in 1929.
And it was restored from 1992 to 2000, then espacially we can see the beautiful iconostases and wall paintings in the cathedral.

How to get to here

By JR

Get off at Ochanomizu station on Chuo and Sobu Lines.

By subway

  • Ochanomizu station (North of JR station) : Marunouchi Line.
  • Shin-Ochanomizu station (Near Nikorai-do) : Chiyoda Line.



Nikorai-do (Nicholai-do)
Entrance of Nikorai-do

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