NAKAGIN Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurokawa (1972)

Tokyo: Ginza Architecture Tour

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Key Details
3 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide

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What You'll Do
  • See the famous architecture that you have always wanted to see along with the new inspiring works by emerging architects
  • Admire the masterpiece from the Japanese Metabolism movement (proposals for a New Urbanism in 1960s to 70s)
  • See well-balanced works from traditional to modern
  • Have a tea or coffee break at a hidden cafe
Ginza, byword for luxury and elegance has gone through several urban planning movements from the shogun’s time in early 1600s. The architecture definitely helped to create the character of Ginza passing down its history.
What to Expect
You will start the tour from Tsukiji Hongwan-ji temple, a very unique building with an Indian style exterior and European church like interior. (Tsukiji is not only for the fish market!) After visiting the newly built Kabuki theater (2013) inheriting the traditional style from the past generation, you will move on to the most outstanding Nakagin Capsule tower from the Metabolism movement.

You then continue on to Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Maison Hermes, Tokyu Plaza Ginza, Mikimoto Ginza 2, the Okuno Building and finish up at the intersection of Ginza 4-chome where the Wako (SEIKO watch) building stands. You will also take a secret side trip to see the backstreet neighborhood to appreciate the different aspects of the area. You will stop by at a cafe to have a short break while walking and enjoy some conversation (drinks at the cafe will be paid by individual).
What's Included
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
What's Not Included
  • Meals & drinks
  • Transportation fee to/from Ginza area
Meeting Point

In front of the gate of Tsukiji Hongwan-ji temple. Get out of Exit 1 of Tsukiji station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya line), turn left and walk straight for less than a minute.

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