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Guided Architecture Tour of Harajuku and Omotesando

Minato City, Japan
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Overview

Structure the perfect day in Tokyo during this 4-hour guided architecture tour covering the modern buildings of the city’s Harajuku and Omotesando areas. Get a local’s look at the fascinating expansion and rebuilding of Tokyo that followed World War II, as you admire the striking metal-and-glass boutiques and hidden back streets that characterize these two popular shopping and walking areas. An English-speaking guide is included.
  • Take a guided architecture tour of Tokyo's Omotesando and Harajuku neighborhoods
  • Check out unique suspension roof of Yoyogi Olympic Stadium, built for the 1964 Olympic Games
  • Admire the angular facets and transparent walls of Omotesando's modern architecture boutiques
  • Soak up the lively pedestrian culture and hidden back alleys that give Tokyo its unique charm
  • Great introduction to some of Tokyo's most iconic neighborhoods
Meet with your guide at a location near the JR Harajuku Station to begin your trip, continuing on an exploration of some of the most iconic stores, municipal structures and hidden side streets found in the Tokyo neighborhoods of Harajuku and Omotesando.

Admire Yoyogi Olympic Stadium, a sports venue built for the 1964 Olympics that features a unique suspension-style roof. You’ll also have time to visit the amazing array of modern architecture buildings built to house some of Tokyo’s most luxurious shopping boutiques in Omotesando. Check out the transparent glass cube that houses Tokyo’s Dior boutique, and gaze up at the angled facets of the ‘Iceberg’ building.

As you walk, your guide will also lead to past some of Tokyo’s most famous pedestrian areas and hidden side streets, helping provide a taste of the city’s lively street culture. Finish your trip in central Omotesando, where you’ll make your own way home.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Nezu Museum
Start the tour from Nezu Museum, designed by Kengo Kuma. We do not enter inside of the museum during this tour.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
PRADA Aoyama
Prada Aoyama was designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Omotesando
Most of the buildings are contemporary architecture that accentuate those cultural and trendy towns where fashionistas gather.
Duration: 90 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
oak omotesando
partially designed by Tange Associates, Shohei Shigemats for OMA, Hiroshi Sugimoto, etc.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Takeshita Street
The tour concludes near JR Harajuku Station. If you wish, you can explore Takeshita Street during or after the tour.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free

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