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St Mary's Cathedral Tokyo
Rising nearly 40m high and glistening in the sun, this stainless-steel contemporary cathedral was completed in 1955. It's the work of Japan's foremost modern architect, Tange Kenzō, and structural and acoustic engineers from the University of Tokyo. If you're lucky, you'll catch someone practising on the pipe organ, the largest in Japan and specially designed for the cathedral; concerts take place here occasionally, too.