Ginza

Architecture Tour

3 hours/ 

 Moderate/  Private

Discover the history of Japanese urban design in a modern shopping district.

Beginning in the era of the Shogun, and reborn through the tragedies of earthquakes and fires, Ginza has evolved to take on a unique character- a place where tradition meets the latest high fashion. On this tour you'll witness the district's unique character through a visit to a Buddhist temple and the revitalized Kabuki-za theater. They are now neighbors to works by architectural icons such as Renzo Piano, Toyo Ito and Shigeru Ban.

 

Overview

 

Itinerary

Starting from Tsukiji Hongwan-ji temple adjacent to Tsukiji station. After visiting the newly built Kabuki theater (2013) inheriting the traditional style from the past generation we will move on to the most outstanding Nakagin Capsule tower from the Metabolism movement. We then continue on to Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Maison Hermes, Tokyu Plaza Ginza, Mikimoto Ginza 2, the Okuno Building and finish up at the intersection of Ginza 4-chome where the Wako building stands. 

What's Included?

  • Guiding fee

What's NOT Included?

  • Hotel pick up

  • Drinks or anything you purchase during the tour

Please note

  • Please keep in your mind that this is a walking tour, so you will be walking fair bit of distance (but with breaks in between).

  • No age limit, however children who can enjoy walking together till the end of tour may join.

  • Since this is a small group tour, last-minute reservations cannot be accepted.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancelation a day before the tour: We will deduct the PayPal transaction fee and refund 30%. 

  • Cancelation on the tour day or in case of failure to show without notice: No refund can be arranged, sorry...

Tour fee

    Per person         Total tour fee

    13,000 yen            13,000yen

  

    10,000yen              20,000yen

 

      9,000yen              27,000yen 

 

      8,000yen              32,000yen 

 

      7,000yen              35,000yen

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Meeting Points

In front of the main gate of Tsukiji Hongwan-ji temple. Get out of Exit 1 of Tsukiji station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya line), turn left and walk straight for less than a minute.

Google map:

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