Tokyo Architecture & Design Tour

My walking Tokyo architecture tour focuses on modern design and architecture, but I’m happy to include traditional and classical forms as well.

and Design

Tokyo, once a city of wood homes and palaces, is now a city obsessed with jaw-dropping architecture and design. From fashionable shopping districts to quirky alleys and side streets, there’s something to admire on every corner!

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Tokyo is home to a myriad of striking architecture, but navigating the city to see all the coolest stuff if probably impossible if you’re not a local. Well, luckily I am a local and I’ve been here for almost 20 years.

Explore Japan’s capital with a Tokyo Architecture Tour that focuses on eye candy for lovers of modern art & design!

This tour never runs the same way twice. We’ll explore Tokyo’s eclectic modern cityscape, focusing on Pritzker Prize winning architects and gorgeous interior spaces. I try to run the gamut from fashionable flagships stores to quirky buildings that have become beloved icons of the capital. The pacing is way more important that cramming in three days of buildings into a few hours, so we’ll can enjoy looking around the interiors and (if experience is any metric) probably getting distracted by all kinds of eye candy along the way.

  • Destinations
  • Ginza
    Japan’s most exclusive shopping district since the 1870’s
    The pre-eminent kabuki theater in the country, De Beers Building, Mikimoto Pearls, Maison Hermes, Tokyu Plaza, the iconic Yurakucho Crossing, Okuno Building, Louis Vuitton, too much to mention!
  • Omotesando, Aoyama, and Harajuku
    Japan’s second most exclusive shopping district since the 1980’s
    Sunny Hills “Pineapple Building,” Prada Tokyo, Miu Miu Aoyama, Aoyama Hills, Hugo Boss, Tod’s, and more! There are some famous private residences too!
  • Roppongi
    Japan’s premiere high end arts and fashion district
    Roppongi Midtown, 21_21 Design Sight, Roppongi Hills, etc.

Popular Add-ons

  • Take a break from modern architecture and check out Tokyo’s pre-eminent woodblock print museum.
  • Shop for woodblock prints in Ginza
  • A full-on fancy schmancy dinner in whichever fashionable area we conclude the tour in.
  • Add on a standard Dinner & Drinks experience.

If you’re interested in buying art, please let me know in advance. As this can be complicated, depending on your budget and the sort of art you hope to acquire.

Also, if you’re here for the last weekend of May, the Roppongi Art Night event is taking place.

Starts at ¥55,000
(covers up to 5 people!)

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Wanna mix a Tokyo architecture tour with shopping, a museum, or a maid café?

All my tours are customized in one way or another. If you need a private tour or someone to make things smoother, or if you’re gathering contents and shooting video and need a fixer, I’m sure I can help out and get you sorted.

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