Tucked away amid the new Sola City development is this exhibition space occupying a relocated 1917 storehouse once used by the area's...
Yushima Seidō (Yushima Shrine)
Established in 1691 and later used as a school for the sons of the powerful during the Tokugawa regime, this is one of Tokyo’s handful...
Akihabara Electric Town
Post WWII, Akihabara Station became synonymous with a black market for radio parts and other electronics. After the 1960s and '70s when...
Kawaii (cute) waitresses, dressed as French maids, play childrens' games with customers at this quintessential 'maid cafe'. You’ll be...
Kanda Yabu Soba
This venerable buckwheat noodle shop has had a total rebuild following a fire in 2013. When you walk in, staff singing out the orders is...
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Nikolai Cathedral information
This Russian Orthodox cathedral, complete with a distinctive Byzantine-style architecture, was first built in 1891 under the supervision of English architect Josiah Conder. The original copper dome was damaged in the 1923 earthquake, forcing the church to downsize to the (still enormous) dome that’s now in place.
The church is named for St Nikolai of Japan (1836–1912), who first arrived as chaplain of the Russian consulate in the port city of Hakodate (Hokkaidō) and through missionary work soon amassed about 30,000 faithful.