*Ueno Park Architecture tour


Ueno Park is a great place to follow the footstep of Japan's Modern Architecture from the end of the 1800s till now. We will start from the National Museum of Western Art, Le Corbusier-designed museum was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its modern architectural value in 2016. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is located just opposite to the Le Corbusier’s museum was designed by Kunio Maekawa, one of the three Japanese apprentices of Le Corbusier. At the graceful Tokyo National Museum complex, you can admire four great architectural works (Hyokei-kan, Hon-kan, Toyo-kan, and Gallery of Horyuji Treasure) which reflect the design of the era between 1908 to 1999. The International Library of Children’s Literature is a hidden gem. Not many people know that you can enjoy Tadao Ando's renovation work in this famous park. Let's see if you can guess which part is his work??

What's Included

- Entrance fee to the Tokyo National Museum

What's not included

- Hotel pick up/ drop off

Meeting point

In front of the National Museum of the Western Art

Great for history buff

This is a great walking tour for those who are curious to know about Ueno park architecture in the deeper layer.


Booking available from the calendar below!

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Our tour guide was fabulous - she had laminated tour materials that showed key people, concepts, dates to help aid the transfer of information during the tour. We went to 4 different places in the Ueno park, and our favorite was the Children's Literature Museum. The tour guide pointed out small architectural elements that would have gone un-noticed otherwise. We then walked around the museums afterwards ourselves.
Dec 2022
One of the highlights of our trip to Tokyo was the architecture tour of Ueno Park with Showcase Architecture Tours! It was a private tour with our group of four including my daughter, who is an architect. Aki was our guide and he was an excellent guide and provided lots of information about the history and unique features of each building. It was very interesting and informative. I would highly recommend Showcase Architecture tours and Aki, our guide!
Oct 2018