11/04/2019

Route H: Architecture

“Exploring architectural sites around Tokyo “

Highlights
  • Visiting major Japanese modern and contemporary architectural spots scattered around Tokyo in 6 hours
  • Walking along the Omotesando street showcasing contemporary architectures
  • Lunch at the Japanese restaurant located at the top floor of GYRE building
  • Fun ride and be fit!

…and more!

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5/5

Route

1. Departure 09:00 am

Meet at our office :
1-3-2, Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Registration, Review of General Guidelines

*Please remember that if you are late for the 9:00 a.m. departure time, we may not be able to wait.

2. Tsukiji Honganji Temple by Chuta Ito

In the old fish market area of Tokyo, suddenly appears an overwhelming ancient Indian style temple ? in fact, it’s a Japanese Buddhist Temple. Let’s explore and find statues of animals designed by the architect.

3. Nakagin Capsule Tower by Kisho Kurokawa

The building is known as “ the world’s first example of metabolism architecture”.

4.NOA building by Seiichi Shirai

It looks just like a huge tombstone standing at the crossing.

5. 21-21 DESIGN SIGHT by Tadao Ando

Japan’s first design museum produced by Issey Miyake and one of the signature work by Tadao Ando.

6.SunnyHills by Kengo Kuma

A pineapple-like wooden structure is actually a pineapple cake speciality store.
Let’s have a break with a cup of tea and pineapple cake.

7. Prada Tokyo Aoyama by Herzog & de Meurone

A crystal-shaped building has soon become a landmark of the area.
Take a look at the miu miu store located diagonally across the Prada building which was designed also by the same duo.

8. Omotesando Boulevard

A catwalk for the high-end fashion and ‘museum’ of the contemporary architectures ?Tod’s, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gyre and more.

9. Yoyogi Gymnasium by Kenzo Tange

A masterpiece of the architect and symbolic building of the last Olympic in 1964.

10. New National stadium by Kengo Kuma

A massive hybrid stadium of wood and steel, which will be completed in 2019 for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic.

11. Goal 15:00

Goal! Our office.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5/5

PRICE and DIFFICULTY

12,000 Japanese Yen
(including tax,rental bike, box lunch, bottle of water, guide. )
★★★ (Intermediate, A bit hilly and will be riding on the road. Participants should be experienced in cycling and/or be physically fit.)
Distance: 26 km

REMARKS

Capacity :
Maximum 7 persons (Minimum 2 persons)

Reservation :
Prior reservation is needed

Cancellation :
If you’d like to cancel the tour, please let us know in advance, there are some guests who are on the waiting list. Thank you for your cooperation!
— Further questions, please see ‘FAQ’ page.