Ginza Architecture Tour


Discover the captivating blend of history and modernity in Ginza, the heart of Japanese urban design, on our exclusive architecture tour. This unique experience is perfect for first-time visitors and architecture enthusiasts alike. Embark on a journey through time, beginning with the era of the Shogun, as Ginza has been continuously reshaped by earthquakes and fires, resulting in a remarkable fusion of tradition and high fashion. On this tour, you'll explore the district's architectural marvels, including a historic Buddhist temple dating back to 1934, and the revitalized Louis Vuitton Namikidori, completed in 2021. As you wander through Ginza, marvel at the works of world-renowned architects such as Renzo Piano, Toyo Ito, and Shigeru Ban. Our knowledgeable guides will share the intriguing stories behind the buildings and the visionaries who designed them. You'll gain an understanding of how historical events have influenced architectural styles throughout the district. However, the true charm of Ginza lies not only in the eye-catching boutiques lining the main street, but also in the hidden gems tucked away in the back alleys. Discover small shrines and intricate designs that narrate the rich history of this fascinating district. Join us on this unforgettable tour and immerse yourself in the treasure trove of architectural wonders that is Ginza, a captivating area that transcends the simple labels of "innovation and tradition." Don't miss out on this chance to uncover the surprises awaiting you in Ginza and delve into the stories that shaped its awe-inspiring architecture!

What's Included

Professional Guide too passionate about Ginza Architecture.

What's not included

Hotel Pick up

This tour is suitable for...

history buffs who are eager to learn about the evolution of Tokyo from the samurai era to the vibrant modern city it is today. Join us as we explore the backstreets, taking you on a journey through time and offering a unique perspective on Tokyo's fascinating history. This experience is perfect for those who want to delve deeply into the city's past and uncover the stories behind its transformation. Don't miss this captivating adventure through Tokyo's rich history!!  

Meeting point

Meet in front of the main gate of Tsukiji Hongwan-ji temple. To get there, take Exit 1 from Tsukiji station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya line), turn left, and walk straight for less than a minute.

Trip Itinerary

10:00 / 13:00 (JST) - Tour start
Begin the tour at the Tsukiji Hongwan-ji temple, located adjacent to Tsukiji station. After exploring the temple, visit the Kabuki theater, which preserves the traditional style passed down through generations. Next, we’ll continue on to a series of remarkable buildings, including the Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Louis Vuitton Namiki, Maison Hermes, UNIQLO TOKYO, Mikimoto Ginza 2, and the Okuno Building.
13:00 / 16:00 (JST) - Tour finish
The tour concludes at the Ginza 4-chome intersection, where the iconic Wako building stands.


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Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment with credit card.

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Tour Pricing

Tour for 1
(1 passenger)
Tour for 2
(2 passengers)
Tour for 3
(3 passengers)


I have no background in architecture and no training in any fine art. This was an incredible experience. Yuki was phenomenal: patient, knowledgeable, and so enthusiastic that I hardly noticed that I was wearing a full suit in near-90 degree Tokyo heat. "I speak Japanese and live in Tokyo, but getting to tour with the Showcase team really felt like visiting a whole new city. Strongly recommend to anyone who wants to feel like they're being let in on an amazing secret that's hiding in plain sight (and who wants to learn a lot about and experience some incredible spaces)."
BYW from Japan
"We had a great time in joining the Ginza Architecture tour. Our tour guide Mari is a knowledgeable and friendly person. She showed us around those unique buildings, some are with hundred years history and some are trendy style.During the tour we know more about the architecture and the history of Ginza. We believe that if we didn’t join the tour, in our memory Ginza is just a commercial and shopping area as other areas. But now we know that Ginza is a unique place. I would highly recommend this tour."
Ellen from Hong Kong