From Traditional Architecture to Modern Architecture with 1st class registered architect
After picking-up you at hotel, we'll begin our tour with a visit to Meiji Grand Shinto Shrine which is the most visited shrine in Tokyo area to see traditional and authentic shrine architecture and enjoy the artificial forest of the precinct.
After feeling of the air specific in the precinct of shrine, we begin with modern architectures from Yoyogi National Gymnasium. From there we go down Omotesando street to visit and see modern architectures, like Velox Building, Tokyu Plaza, The Iceberg, hhstyle, Gyre, Dior, Omotesando Hills, Louis Vuitton, Todds Omotesando, One Omotesando, Prada Boutique Aoyama, Sunny Hills, From First, La Collezione and Nezu Museum. We'll not only view individual architecture but also share the stories how Japanese buildings iare made, building law, natural disaster the building face, construction ceremoniesand episode of Japanese Architects and so on.
I can always create a customized tour for you in case you have any special requests.
This is a typical itinerary of private architectural tour.
9:00 Pick you up at your staying hotel
Take JR train or subway to Harajyuku
9:30 Visit Meiji Shinto Shrine and enjoy beautiful traditional wooden architectures in shirine and trees planted nearly 90 years ago.
10:15 Start architectural viewing from Yoyogi Olympic Stadium. After that move to Omotesando street and see modern architectures, like Tokyu Plaza, The Iceberg, HH Style, Gyre Building, Dior Building, Japanese Nursing Building, Omotesando Hills, Louis Vuitton, Tod's Omotesando, Apple Store, One Omotesando, Spiral Building, Prada Aoyama, The Jewels of Aoyama, Sunny Hills, La Collezione, Nezu Museum and so on. On the way take luch break. You can enjoy the beautiful garden at the Nezu Museum(extra admission fee is required)
17:00 Tour will be ended at Omotesando Subway Station.
Always the above itinerary can be changed according to your request. Please feel free to show your choice of the contemporary architecture in Tokyo.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel in the heart of Tokyo
End location: Omotesando station(Tokyo Metro Subway)
Duration: 8 hours
Tour duration include 1 hour for lunch
subway and elevated train
service as a tour guide, my transportation cost , my lunch, any relevant taxs.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4200 Japanesen yen - about 1,500 yen for transportation
about 1,500 yen for lunch
about 1,200 yen for Nezu Museum admission
Traveller's transportation,beverage and drinks and lunch
I am not permitted to guide in the German and Thai language - only English.
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Yoshi's architectural tour of Tokyo was all that he played, plus a fun surprise g you'll have to take the tour to find out. He was very knowledgeable, articulate, and pleasant. Each site was introduced with history and related facts. We were fortunate to see a Shinto wedding party. Yoshi's is very prepared: he faxed a us two days before to confirm the tour details, mentioning options to expand; he was prompt in meeting us; he provided information and materials and tips on the next leg of our trip.