Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka Tour


In Mitaka, amid the western suburbs of Tokyo, stand the Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka (in Memory of Helen Keller). Created by trailblazing architect/artists Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins, these were the first-ever residential units built according to their concept of “a house not to die” — in other words, “architecture against death.” Arakawa had a strong interest in death since he was a child. He found the infinite possibilities of the human body. He believed by transforming the body, we could reverse our destiny- in other words, not die. The two devote themselves enthusiastically to creating such environment. The duo believed that a habitable environment for humans would weaken the sensorium and muscles. The body should be constantly stimulated. Daring to live in an uncomfortable house can training your body and prevent you from dying. Join this tour to learn more about Arakawa and Gin’s vision and to discover the meaning of “reversible destiny”! The tour will be operated with Arakawa+Gins Tokyo Office (Coordinologist, Inc).

What's Included

Professional Guide at Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka and translation by Showcase Tokyo guide.

What's not included

Hotel Pick up

This tour is suitable for...

who like to arise your inner sense and change your mindset about living in normality.

Meeting point

In front of Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka. Appox. 10min on taxi from JR Musashi Sakai station. (Please let us know where you will be staying and we will send you the easiest way to get to the meeting point)

Trip Itinerary

Tour start
Meet your guides in front of the Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka.
The tour begins with a visit to an unfurnished room on the third floor, where the guests can ask themselves “If I lived here…” The tour begins with a tour of the unfurnished rooms on the third floor, where visitors can imagine “what it would be like to live here”. The tour then moves on to the ground floor offices, where the same layout is used to maximum potential.
Tour finish
Tour ends at the meeting point


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Tour Pricing

Private tour
(passenger up to 5)
  • Please contact for the tour availability from the booking page.
Private tour
(passenger up to 10)
  • Please contact for the tour availability from the booking page.