From Traditional to Contemporay Architecture with 1st class registered architect guide.
After picking-up traveler at the 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 experiencing the specific atomospher in the shrine precinct, we begin our walking tour 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 are made, building regulation, natural disaster the building face, construction ceremonies and episode of Japanese Architects and so on.
I am ready to create a customized tour for your interest in other architectures.
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 area.
9:30 Visit Meiji Shinto Shrine and enjoy beautiful traditional wooden architectures in shirine and trees 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 changed according to your request. When you want to visit other area to see further architecture, please request so.
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
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4200 Japanesen yen - about 1,500 yen/person for transportation
about 1,500 yenperson for lunch
about 1,200 yen/person for Nezu Museum admission, optional
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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.