Enjoy Traditional to Contemporary Architectures with 1st class registered architect
After greeting with traveler at the hotel, we'll begin our tour with a visit to Meiji Grand Shinto Shrine which is the most biggest and visited shrine in Tokyo area to see traditional and authentic shrine architecture and enjoy the tranquility forest of shrine precinct .
After experiencing the owe inspiring atmosphere in the shrine precinct, we begin our walking tour with modern architectures from Yoyogi National Gymnasium. From there we go down Omotesando street to to 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, La Collezione and Nezu Museum. We'll not only view individual architecture but also share the stories how Japanese srchitectures are made, building regulation, natural disaster in this country, construction ceremonies and episode of Japanese Architects and so on.
When you have any particular place to see, I create a customized tour with you.
This is a typical itinerary of private architectural tour.
9:00 Greetng at your staying hotel
Take elevated train or subway to Harajyuku area.
9:30 Visit Meiji Shinto Shrine and enjoy beautiful traditional wooden architectures in shirine, trees and shrub planted nearly 100 years ago.
10:15 Start architectural walking tour 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 customized according to your interest. When you want to visit other area to see further architecture, please request.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Tour duration include 1 hour for lunch time
Basically we use subway and elevated train. It is upon your preference that we use taxi.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4200 Japanese yen - about 1,000 yen/person for public transportation
about 1,500 yen/person for lunch
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Yoshi is a superb guide. He is knowledgable, friendly, down-to-earth, fluent, and extremely flexible. He worked with us throughout the day to change what we did based on our specific needs with courtesy, professionalism, and respect. This was truly a customized tour. He was well prepared to discuss architecture to any desired level but also discussed Japan "at large" which we enjoyed. He used our time well maximizing our enjoyment of the day. We learned a lot at a pleasurable pace. Get him if you can.