ONLINE nakagin capsule tower tour


Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower is one of the most iconic buildings in Tokyo and a symbol of the Metabolism movement of the ’60s and ’70s. The capsule units were designed to be removable and replaceable every 25years.
However, the plan has not been realized and the building faces a threat of demolition. This tour is in cooperation with the Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation and Restoration Project. Part of the tour fee will be donated to support the project.

Since this tower is well-known by many intrigued architecture fans, there are people all around the globe visiting this building every day, but internal observation without special arrangement is usually not accepted.

Don’t miss this chance to discover Nakagin Capsule Tower and experience what the future looked like back in 1972.

What's Included

Professional Guide too passionate about the Nakagin Capsule Tower.

How does this work?

This experience is hosted online. Once you book, you'll receive an email with a link and details on how to join by day before.

Meeting point

You no longer need to take trains and subways (nor planes!) to come all the way to the Nakagin Capsule Tower! You can enjoy from your living room computer or ipad, from the comfort and safety of your home.

Thank you for your support

This tour is supported by the Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation & Restoration Project and part of the tour fee will be donated to support the project.

Tour Pricing

Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment in the methods below.

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I greatly enjoyed and consider myself to be very fortunate to have had the opportunity. Very positive for me was that you clearly have a true interest in the tower and enjoy sharing your knowledge of its history and status. That makes all the difference and is the basis a good tour. I liked the way you involved us in the discussion and asked for views and opinions. I think you got a good balance between the presentation side and the interaction side. The technology worked well. Before the tour I was not familiar with Zoom, but found it quite easy to use, so I think you picked a good platform.
Phil from UK
May 2020
What a nice experience to join the Nakagin capsule tower online tour today. Our guide was so knowledgeable and eager to explain all about Nakagin Capsule Tower that I fully understood history, building structure and concept and how she and her team love this building. Photo, video and Power Point were effectively used to show the inside/outside of capsule, background of Japanese architecture and its aesthetic value. Hope Nakagin will be preserved in the future and Looking forward to joining actual tour someday again.
Nobu from Japan
June 2020

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