Omotesando Architecture Tour


This neighborhood is the perfect introduction to contemporary Japanese architecture. On this tour, you will see the works of several rewarded architects such as Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma, and Kenzo Tange. Plus, we'll duck into side streets to see how traditional life remains alive amongst third-wave coffee shops and fashion boutiques. Evening tours are also available and provide a different perspective as the neighborhood comes alive with lights.

What's Included

Professional Guide too passionate about Omotesando Architecture.

What's not included

Hotel Pick up

This tour is suitable for...

who want to see the famous works by well known Japanese architects in last 20years in one go. Who is / who had traveled to Naoshima to see Ando and SANNA works.

Meeting point

In front of a cafe “Mori no Terrace” located in a big open space where a big wooden Shinto gate of the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) stands. Meiji Shrine can be easily reached from JR Harajuku station after passing the Omotesando gate and getting out from the west exit. NOTE* This cafe is different to the one inside the Meiji Shrine, with very similar name. You will not go through any Shinto gates from JR Harajuku station to get here. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/h8v1EUGSrtaYt16B6

Trip Itinerary

10:30 or 13:00 (JST) - Tour start
We will be starting from “Mori no terrace” in front of the Meiji Shrine Checking out one of Tokyo’s most impressive landmarks Yoyogi Gymnasium from the distance, we will also see the contemporary and unique fashion boutique architecture such as Dior Omotesando, Omotesando Hills, Louis Vuitton, Sunny hills, and Prada Aoyama. We also will tuck into the backstreet to find the hidden works in the charming neighborhood. 
13:30 or 16:00 (JST) - Tour finish
Tour finish at Omotesando intersection near Omotesando subway station.
Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment with a credit card.

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"Best day in Tokyo. Fantastic tour led by Hal. Opened our eyes, made us look, and shined a whole new light on Tokyo. An architectural play group for the great and the good of design. Book and go!! You will be forever thankful for these few hours”
Erika from South Africa
I am an Architect from the United States that has noted the excellent Architecture of Japan since the 1970's when i was in Architecture School. My tour guide was Yuka she was able to discuss the various projects knowledgeably and was also a very pleasant companion. the tour was very flexible. We made some adjustments on the fly and spend more or less time at each project as we saw fit. I felt like i was talking with someone who knew the projects well and was adding to my understanding of the work.
Stuart from US