Visiting the historical modern architecture in Tokyo

With this tour, you can visit selected buildings of the Modern Movement (as seen in Japan) in the metropolitan area, accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide


Nahoko Wada

Historian, Ph.D / Adjunct Professor of Keio University

Born in Niigata. Graduated from Keio University, and worked at Museum of Modern Art Kamakura as an assistant curator, Copenhagen University as a guest researcher, Tohoku University of Art and Design as an associate Professor, and Tokyo University of the Arts as a specially appointed associate professor.

Coordinated traveling exhibitions and International projects for art and architecture. Her Majors are Japanese modern architecture, Scandinavian architecture, and museology for architecture. Also she has many experience to organize kids workshops at the museums. Published “Water space of Modern Japanese Houses”, “Modern houses in Scandinavia” , “Travel essay of Scandinavian Architecture”


*Please refer to the Additional Options if you prefer a translator in a language other than English.

Cancellation Policy

Based on Japan Standard Time, GMT+9

・7 days before the date: 30% of the total amount
・3 days before the date: 50% of the total amount
・1 days before the date: 80% of the total amount
・On the date: Full charge


1.English speaking taxi driver will pick you up at your requested pick up place.(In case of your order)
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4.For the cancellation policy will base on Japan standard time, GMT +9.
5.After the payment received all the cancellation are non-refundable.
6.No show or cancellation on the day of visit, there are non-refundable.

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Additional Note: Advance reservation are required.
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Advance purchase required after the activity is decided to be held.

Plan Description

A tour of the Modernist Movement's buildings (as seen in Japan)

Observation tour meeting place

Tokyo Central Post Office/Japan Post Bank Main office The former Tokyo Central Post Office building, facing the plaza in front of Tokyo Station, became operational in 1933. It was renewed and reopened in 2012; as much of the original interior was preserved as possible.

Yoyogi National Gymnasium

This sports facility, built in 1964 to host the Tokyo Olympic Games, continues to function today as a venue for diverse sporting events of course, but it is also used for events such as concerts. Built with a construction method utilizing a high tensile strength hanging roof, the beauty of this structure’s design is highly regarded internationally.

Jiyu Gakuen Girls‘ School Myonichikan

Built as the school building of Jiyu Gakuen, which was founded by the couple Yoshikazu and Motoko Hani in 1921, this structure was designed by a master of modern architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, and his leading disciple, Arata Endo. In 1997, it was designated as one of the country’s important cultural assets; from 2001, it is managed according to the model “Functional Preservation”, where a cultural asset is preserved while it is under use. Besides field trips, it is still utilized for a wide range of events, such as weddings, concerts, or extension lectures.

National Museum of Western Art

The National Museum of Western Art, a museum specializing in western works of fine arts, is located in Ueno Park of the Tokyo Metropolis. “A work of Le Corbusier – a remarkable contribution to modern architecture”, it is registered in the World Cultural Heritage as a heritage site. Paintings from around the end of the 18th century, modern French paintings (with a focus on painters such as Monet and Renoir) from the mid-19th century until the beginning of the 20th century, and works such as Rodin’s sculptures make up the permanent exhibition.

Tokyo Station Marunouchi Station Building

Built in 1914, Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi Station Building has been well-liked by many for a long time as the face of Tokyo Station – the red brick building is oozing history and character. Tokyo Station Hotel is a unique hotel which is one of the country’s important cultural assets; in harmony with the magnificent exterior of the Marunouchi Station Building, it is characterized by refined spaces with an underlying tone of classic European style.



State Guest House of Akasaka Palace

The State Guest House, erected as the Crown Prince’s Palace in 1909 on a section of an extensive plot that was formerly the Edo spare residence of the Tokugawa clan’s Kishu domain, is a western-style palace building that was constructed in a Neo-Baroque style unique to Japan by the unified forces of the country’s foremost architects and craftsmen at the time.

Edo-Tokyo Museum

This museum makes it possible to experience the history, culture, and life of Edo and Tokyo. With the goal of collecting, preserving, and showcasing materials related to the slowly disappearing history and culture of Edo and Tokyo, it was opened in 1993 as “a museum to convey the history and culture of Edo and Tokyo”. While visiting the exhibits displaying an abundance of contemporary materials according to the season, such as Ukiyoe, kimono, or artifacts from everyday life, the history of Edo and Tokyo can be learned in a fun way.



St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo

It was built in 1964, based on the plans of the internationally famous Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. The elegant, gothic church was designed by Father Rey himself; later in December 1964 the current St. Mary’s Cathedral was completed.

The National Art Center, Tokyo

The National Art Center, Tokyo is a museum in Roppongi, Tokyo. It opened as the fifth national museum of Japan in 2007. With its concept (“museum in the woods”), the goal of its establishment is to host exhibitions, gather and publicize information, and educate. This is the last museum designed by Kisho Kurokawa.

Omotesando Hills

This is a combined facility serving commercial, residential, and parking purposes in Omotesando, Tokyo. Opened in 2006, the building is characterized by its slope-like floor, which leans on the incline of Omotesando. The interior of the main building is a six-storey atrium construction, which is joined in its rotation by a helical hallway called “spiral slope”.

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Built in 1985, it is characterized by a design that piles one story buildings on top of each other, to avoid looking like a “pencil building” due to its not very spacious lot, and to better match the feel of the Asakusa streets.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

It opened as part of the celebrations during the 500 year anniversary of the establishment of Tokyo Metropolis. A masterpiece of the architect Kunio Maekawa, it received the design award of the Japanese Society of Architects in 1961.


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Plan1:Visiting the historical modern architecture in Tokyo

・Participants will be accompanied by an interpreter of their preferred language.
・Start/End location A reserved bus to and from your hotel or your preferred location can be arranged for a fee.
・Participants will be accommodated with an exclusive reserved bus.


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