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Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Tour

Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Tour

From US$ 115.19 per person

Omotesando is the perfect introduction to contemporary Japanese architecture. On this tour, you will see the works of several rewarded architects such as Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma, and Kenzo Tange.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Make the most of great photo opportunities at every corner
  • Cover famous architectural works that you have always wanted to see in 3 hours
  • Learn why many designer stores and famous architects are attracted to Omotesando
  • Understand the big difference with other famous boutique shopping areas such as Ginza
  • Take the tour at night to appreciate the masterpieces from a different perspective
Full description
What is it that attracts people to this area? Isn’t Harajuku just one of the cute Japanese shopping streets for young girls? Isn’t Omotesando just the Japanese equivalent of Rodeo Drive with high-end boutiques lined up? By walking through this area, you will understand the attractiveness of this unique place. Once stepping into the back streets, a wide variety of Japanese lifestyles can be observed. And trust me, you will fall in love with this area by the end of the tour. It’s just not enough to see in just 3 hours. You will begin your tour from the Jingubashi bridge in front of the Meiji shrine, then check out one of Tokyo's most impressive landmarks Yoyogi Gymnasium from the distance. We then move on to contemporary and Japan’s emerging architectural works such as The Iceberg, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Sunny hills, and Prada, between the big names.  You will take a side trip to see the backstreet neighborhood to appreciate the different aspects of the area. We can always stop by a cafe to have a short break while walking and enjoy people going by the sleek Omotesando streets.
Includes
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Meals & drinks
  • Transportation fee to/from Harajuku Omotesando area

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Meeting point

In front of the cafe located in the big open space where the big wooden entrance gate of the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) stands. Meiji Shrine can be easily reached from JR Harajuku Station after getting out of the Omotesando exit. Simply walk towards the forest. This cafe is different to the one inside the Meiji Shrine, with has very similar name. You do not go through any Shinto gates from JR Harajuku station to get here. Address: CAFÉ Mori no Terrace, 1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5

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December 22, 2019

The tour was insightful with some hidden Architecture that architects would appreciate. Hal was amazing, she explained the story behind the building very well. Anyone who is passionate about architecture should try this tour.

December 6, 2019

Wonderful experience. The tour was informative and interesting

November 10, 2019

Product ID: 68629