Nakagin Capsule Tower Tour

1 hour/ 

Easy/  Group tour

Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower is one of the most iconic building 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 everyday, 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.






On this tour, we will visit a couple of beautifully renovated capsules with the original amenities, such as a 45 year old Sony TV and open reel tape deck attached. 
Your guide will be explaining about the concept behind this amazing work and the recent situation with the preservation project. 
At the end, you will have enough time to enjoy your once-in-a-life time photo shoot opportunity.

What's Included?

  • Guiding fee

What's not included?

  • Hotel pick up

Please note

  • Please be sure to be on time as this is a group tour.

  • No entry inside the building without our guides.

  • No photos in the public space such as the entrance hall, lobby and hallway stairs.

  • Restroom are not be available in the tower.

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

Group tour  

 Every Thursday from 12pm (time could change depending on the date)

 4,000yen per person

 5,000yen per person

(when paid from our booking page) 

(when paid on the spot by cash) 

Private tour  

 Date and time arrangeable (subject to availability) 

15,000yen up to 5 people 

Please contact us for organizing a private tour.


Meeting Points

In front of the entrance of Nakagin Capsule Tower Building.


Nakagin Capsule Tower Address: 8-chōme-16-10 Ginza