Tokyotecture: A Unique Architecture Experience

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30am or 3pm
  • Departure Details :
    Japan, 〒150-0001 Tōkyō-to, Shibuya City, Jingūmae, 1-chōme−13−12 NIKE
  • Return Details :
    Omote-Sando Station, 3-chōme-6-12 Kitaaoyama, Minato City, Tōkyō-to 107-0061, Japan
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this 3-hour walking tour you will seeboth modern and traditional buildings from prominent Japanese architects. Walk around Aoyama where locals and visitors go to see and be seen. This walk goes through the heart of Tokyo where art, culture and creativity come together to form a unique atmosphere.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

Japanese architecture has flourished in the past 15 years, because of the persistence of the architects to redefine design standards. This is a great tour if you're looking for something more than the usual. You will come to understand the city and architecture through a set of curated themes pulled from Japanese culture, global trends, and history. The experience on this walk isan interactive learning experience through conversation, and multimedia conveyance of images so that guests have a better understanding of Tokyo, and the Japanese architectural scene.

From Harajuku Station, the tour meanders through one of the most trendy areas of Tokyo.Book the 3PM tour if you prefer to see more people walking along the street. The area is a popular place to visit for people from all around the world. There are a few significant buildings off of the main street that are also included to show the range of creativity of Japanese and international architects. Many buildings you will be visiting were built after 2003, and are the definition of contemporaryarchitecture.

At the end of the tour you will have a good appreciation for contemporary Japanese architecture. You will see 8-10 contemporary buildings, most being designed by Japan's premier architects.

Inclusions

Professional English speaking guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Minimum age is 12 years

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Oct-2019

    First, our tour guide had an architecture background and his knowledge and passion about Japanese architecture was great. We saw many iconic buildings with interesting and unique information given.

    also, we got a view of the back streets of Tokyo and for the first time, flet like we began to have a feel for this great city.

    fianlly, our guide Mike made sure everyone in the group felt as 1 group and we all got along wonderfully- in fact Mike, after the tour, led my wife and I, and another young woman, to a speciall tempura place for lunch in the back streets, where he said goodbye.


    Great experience in every respect- thanks Mike!

  • 09-Sep-2019

    My adult son and I did this tour with Mike in late August, it turned out to be a private tour for just the 2 of us. Even though it was hot, Mike kept us in the shade and showed us soooo many buildings. His knowledge of architecture is amazing! We loved the Prada building, and thoroughly enjoyed the secret places he took us. He has a great sense of humor and his love of architecture is truly evident!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    very interesting and informative. we enjoyed it Mike was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We loved it

  • 03-Jul-2018

    Our tour guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable,attentive, and enthusiastic about sharing his passion for Tokyo's architecture and architecture in general with us! And since I was the only one on the tour who is not an architect, Mike patiently answered my questions, and clearly explained architecture concepts that I was not familiar with. After Mike's tour, I have a much greater appreciation and expanded perspective of Tokyo's beautiful buildings and overall city layout,as well as Japanese philosophy and culture. I will definitely sign up for another tour with Mike, the next time I go back to Tokyo!

  • 27-Dec-2017

    Very enjoyable tour with knowledgeable guide who was thoughtful and tailored it to us. We got to see the great buildings and Mike told us all about the whys and wherefores of each building too. We were told anecdotes and stories that don't appear in guidebooks. We loved to see the narrow lanes with smaller shops and houses, as well things like Prada you see on the boulevards. We ended up knowing where the Apple store was too and bought a tax-free tablet after the tour. There was a pineapple bread cafe and we loved the innovative restrooms there.
    We recommend it for anyone with any interest in the buildings.

  • 08-Dec-2017

    This was a great tour, which Mike runs with great enthusiasm and knowledge - some really good insights into modern Japanese architecture. 1 minor complaint - a little less use of the IPad in hard-to-view locations would be an improvement, but I would still highly recommend it to anyone interested in architecture. .

  • 06-Nov-2017

    A superb tour. Mike, our guide to the contemporary architecture in the Omotesando area, is both engaging and knowledgeable.

  • 04-Oct-2017

    This was a wonderful tour. I learned so much about Tokyo architecture! My favorite parts of the tour were going inside of the buildings and learning about the construction. Highly recommended.

  • 03-Oct-2017

    I'm into modern architecture and thought this was a well planned out, informative and efficient and fun tour. Really well planned out, and I got to see more than I would have on my own and buildings I had already passed with different point of view. Also seems to attract interesting people. I'm SO glad I did this!

  • 26-Sep-2017

    Thanks for a great insight into all the beautiful buildings and special side tour to the temple W and T from NZ

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