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Christmas Mass in Japanese, our first experience

We visited here the last time during mid year. This time finally we can attend the Christmas Mass... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
Bima088
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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One of a kind Cathedral

Actually went to celebrate fall foliage at Chinzanzo Hotel on Friday Dec 23rd which was a National... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
tokyolocalsites
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited here the last time during mid year. This time finally we can attend the Christmas Mass. So grateful. Although the mass was in Japanese, we could blend in with the rest in good prayers. We took pictures after the mass was finished.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

Actually went to celebrate fall foliage at Chinzanzo Hotel on Friday Dec 23rd which was a National Holiday. After exiting the hotel I was attracted by the strong glare being reflected from the cathedral's facade. Let's say I was drawn to the "Light." The design...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

I love spiritual places, chuches and shrines of all faith. Thought I’m a devout and very liturgically open Roman Catholic, I thought this quite overwhelming sterile and emotionally void for a prayer and worship environment. Maybe those who are thrilled with the architecture are in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

This cathedral was a bit out of the way and took a little deeper to find out about online, but the architecture and design of the place are stunning. The Gokokuji area itself, while upper class, is a great introduction into suburban Tokyo too.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

An absolute must if you have any interest in modern architecture. The exterior is spectacular but the interior is even more awe-inspiring. You do not have to be religious to appreciate the architecture and beauty of this building. It’s even more majestic that it just...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

My family andI visited the Tokyo Cathedral for Christmas Mass this year. It was an exceptional experience - the architecture of the cathedral, the interior decoration (SO Japanese!) and especially the music. It is well worth the visit - even if we understood not a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Toured this Church this morning. A bit hard to find from Metro Station, but it was worth the visit. No Mass unfortunately but the Church is open as some maintenance guys are working inside. Exterior: I can't believe it was done in the 60's. Tange...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

If you are fond of modern architecture this will be a nice side trip. It is just a bit out of the usual rail line that we go through and took a bus to reach the place.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

This Cathedral was just next to the hotel I was staying in and its architecture makes it spectacular. Although the design may seem harsh and uninviting, inside the church it is very serene and conducive to prayer. We also attended a weekday morning Mass in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

What I immediately noticed about this building, because I used to live near San Francisco, CA., is how much this Tokyo edifice resembles the iconic Mary's Cathedral of San Francisco, by the renowned architect I.M.Pei. It was a RADICAL design for the time, and garnered...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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I cannot be precise about opening hours but being a church I think you could safely say 9.00 to 5.00. there appears to be administrative staff working there who have offices within the cathedral building. It is open at... More
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