Private tour

Tokyo: Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Tour

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Tokyo: Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Tour

From US$ 130 per group up to 1

Harajuku and Omotesando have experienced a number of dramatic changes by the rapid economic growth and westernization after World War II. By walking with this tour, you will understand how diverse it is and how so many characters live in this small area.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Make the most of great photo opportunities at every corner
  • See the famous architecture that you have always wanted to see along with the new inspiring works by emerging architects
  • Learn about the history of Harajuku and Omotesando that is deeply connected from 64’ Tokyo Olympics and the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Understand the big difference with other famous boutique shopping areas such as Ginza
  • Take the tour at night to appreciate the masterpieces from a different perspective
Full description
What is it that attracts people to this area? Isn’t Harajuku just one of the cute Japanese shopping street for young girls? Isn’t Omotesando just the Japanese equivalent of Rodeo Drive with high-end boutiques lined up? By walking this area, you will understand the attractiveness of this unique place. Once stepping into the back streets, a wide variety of Japanese life styles can be observed. And trust me, you will fall in love of this area by the end of the tour. It’s just not enough to see in just 3 hours. You will begin your tour from the Jingubashi bridge in front of Meiji shrine, then check out the one of the Tokyo's most impressive landmarks Yoyogi Olympic stadium from the distance, you will also see the modern and unique fashion boutique architecture such as The Iceberg, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tod's, Sunny hills and Prada. See some of Japan’s emerging architectural works between the big names. You will take a side trip to see the backstreet neighborhood to appreciate the different aspects of the area. You will also stop by at a cafe to have a short break while walking and enjoy some conversation (drinks at the cafe will be paid on an individual basis).
Includes
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Meals & drinks
  • Transportation fee to/from Harajuku Omotesando area
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of the cafe located in the big open space where the big wooden entrance gate of the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) stands. Meiji Shrine can be easily reached from JR Harajuku Station after getting out of the Omotesando exit. Simply walk towards the forest. This cafe is different to the one inside the Meiji Shrine, with has very similar name. You do not go through any Shinto gates from JR Harajuku station to get here. Address: CAFÉ Mori no Terrace, 1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5

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December 22, 2019

The tour was insightful with some hidden Architecture that architects would appreciate. Hal was amazing, she explained the story behind the building very well. Anyone who is passionate about architecture should try this tour.

December 6, 2019

Wonderful experience. The tour was informative and interesting

November 10, 2019

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Product ID: 68629