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St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo

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Address: 3-16-15 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo 112-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3941-3029
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It ain't Gothic... Just magnificent.

I'm not given to superlatives, but the architect and builders have produced something, which in church design terms, is simply awe inspiring. It is a church design which speaks to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Wayne G
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I'm not given to superlatives, but the architect and builders have produced something, which in church design terms, is simply awe inspiring. It is a church design which speaks to the modern age. It's clean lines and angular planes draw the senses and mind upwards..transcendentally even. It's a beautiful juxtaposition of a Japanese take on a Christian tradition. And you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was not my first time in Japan, but I had never seen this beautiful building. It is very modern and it is a working cathedral. If you would like to visit to see the building and not be at mass make sure of the time. For people that like arquitecture is a must

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I visited in December 2012. I had been working in Tokyo for awhile and decided to go here for Sunday morning mass. The building itself is very nice inside and outside, and for the mass they had a booklet in English, although it was in Japanese and difficult to understand what was going on sometimes.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Built in 1964 and designed by Kenzo Tange, it features a column-less interior. Many weddings take place here and offer a colourful spectacle with the groom and bride, and most of the guests, in traditional ceremony clothes. And there's an organ recital once a month.

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