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Omotesando Harajuku Architecture Walking Tour

(6) Reviews
3h $ 106 Price up to 1 people

Highlights

  • Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the masterpiece of Kenzo Tange, one of the most significant Japanese architect of the 20th century.
  • Walking through the backstreet of Harajuku to feel the totally different atmosphere compare to the main Omotesando street.
  • Chance to see numbers of contemporary works in the area by Japanese architects such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, TOD'S, Omotesando Hills and Sunny Hills.
  • You will understand how diverse and unique Omotesando area is. It is not just about Meiji shrine and Japanese girl's fashion shopping!
  • Getting tips for arty shot
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105.60 USD

Price up to 1 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra fee for 2 persons.
$ 52.80
Extra fee for 3 persons.
$ 105.60
Extra fee for 4 persons.
$ 158.40
Extra fee for 5 persons.
$ 202.40

Overview

3hours architecture walking tour in Omotesando/ Harajuku by national licensed tour guide. The area has gotten so famous as young girls fashion center, but it also has interesting history and character behind the main street!

What to Expect

This is a private walking tour adjustable to guest's knowledge and interest, it would be enjoyable even you are not an architecture professional. You will get to visit the famous architecture that you have always wanted to see along with the new inspiring works by emerging architects.Learn about the history of Harajuku and Omotesando that is deeply connected from 64' Tokyo Olympics and the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

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(6) Reviews

Highlights

  • Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the masterpiece of Kenzo Tange, one of the most significant Japanese architect of the 20th century.
  • Walking through the backstreet of Harajuku to feel the totally different atmosphere compare to the main Omotesando street.
  • Chance to see numbers of contemporary works in the area by Japanese architects such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, TOD'S, Omotesando Hills and Sunny Hills.
  • You will understand how diverse and unique Omotesando area is. It is not just about Meiji shrine and Japanese girl's fashion shopping!
  • Getting tips for arty shot

Important

What‘s included
-Guide fee
What‘s not included
-Transportation fee to/from Harajuku. We basically would not be using any transportation during the tour.
-Meals and drinks
Meeting Point
In front of a cafe " Mori no terrace" located in a big open space where a big wooden entrance gate of the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) stands. A minute walk from JR Omotesando station after getting out from Omotesando exit.
Ending Point
Omotesando intersection near Omotesando station (Ginza line)
Duration
3 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 1 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the group rate for more than 1 person?

1person 12000yen
2persons 18000yen (9000yen per person)
3persons 24000yen (8000yen per person)
4persons 30000yen (7500yen per person)
5persons 35000yen (7000yen per person)

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 6 )
Gary Gary Japan
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Personal Tour of Obotesando Hills ”

I can’t recommend Hal highly enough. She was an outstanding guide and provided very interesting insights that illustrate the deep affection she has for her home town. I’d give this tour 6 stars if I could.

TokyoArchTours:

Dear Gary, Thank you for your lovely review! It's a great honor to receive such a comment from an architect like you. Having a insightful conversation with you was a rich moment for me as well. Thank you so much for coming to the tour. Our architecture tour group offers other area's tour such as Ginza, Ueno and Tokyo open air architecture museum, so please consider joining them when you come to Tokyo again! I am hoping to see you again! Hal

Ian Ian United Kingdom
Excellent
2 days ago

“ An underapreciated tourist destination in Japan ”

I was interested in visiting the Nakagin Capsule Tower and this tour was the best way to view the interior of the building. That in itself is a very unique experience and is a fascinating insight to this inventive type of architecture. The tour lasted an hour and was incredibly informative. The guide was great and spoke perfect English, and was able to talk in depth about the architecture and history of Japan.

TokyoArchTours:

Dear Ian, Thank you so much for your kind review! It was great talking with you about the tower. It always make us happy to meet someone who can understand the value of this building and trying to know more about it. Your visit definitely made one step closer to the tower preservation and we appreciate all your cooperation. Hoping to see you again in future! Yuka

Ophelie Ophelie Canada ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Great experience! ”

My family and I definitely loved learning more about the Nakagin Capsule tower. I chose to do this tour because I'm an architecture student and the capsule tower had been coming up a lot in a few of my classes, so I wanted to know what it was all about. My mom and my sister, however, were only learning about the building for the first time. Our tour guide, Mari, taught us all something new about the tower, and we even got to it from the inside! All in all, a great experience with a great tour guide, and I would recommend it to anyone!

TokyoArchTours:

Dear Ophelie Thank you very much for your comment. I am really glad to hear that three of you have enjoyed the tour. There are many attractive architecture in Tokyo to see! J'espere que vous reviendrez. Sincerely yours. Mari

Robert Robert Japan ( Friends )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ INSIDE NAKAGIN ”

My partner and I enjoyed our private tour of the Capsule Tower interior. The guide was friendly, the English was good and useful information was provided.

Kim Sang Kim Macao ( Solo )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ So special and meaningful experience ”

It was my pleasure to make this visit to the special capsule building which may no longer exist in the near future. The unit was purposely renovated to restore the original character in the 1970s and brought my memories back. The guide is professional and have a wide knowledge in architecture, we had exchanged the build topics between Japan and my place.

TokyoArchTours:

Thank you for taking capsule tower tour with me. I have enjoyed our conversation much. Hope you are enjoying traveling Izumo province. Bet you have visited the main hall building of Izumo Taisha (出雲大社) which is about 25 meter high. However it is said that original main hall height was about double of the present height. I hope you will Google the ancient structure of Izumo Taisha. Yoshi

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