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Private Ueno Park Architecture Tour

Private Ueno Park Architecture Tour

From US$ 124.54 per person

Ueno Park is known as the art and cultural center of Tokyo. It is a great place to follow the footstep of Japan's Modern Architecture from the end of the 1800s till now.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Japanese, English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the work of Le Corbusier, an architectural giant
  • Admire the Japanese apprentice architect Kunio Maekawa’s expressions of respect to his mentor
  • Learn about the Japanese architectural history in 3 hours
Full description
Meet your guide in front of the National Museum of Western Art the highlight of the tour. This Le Corbusier-designed museum was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its modern architectural value in 2016. Next, visit a Tokyo Bunka Kaikan designed by Kunio Maekawa, 1 of 3 local apprentices of Le Corbusier. Tokyo Bunka Kaikan is located just opposite Le Corbusier’s museum. Then, move on to the International Library of Children’s Literature. Observe its preservation and renovation work as well as its newly-built arch-shaped annex building. Finally, stop at Tokyo National Museum where you can admire 4 great architectural works (Hyokei-kan, Hon-kan, Toyo-kan, and Gallery of Horyuji Treasure) which reflect the historical background of each era between 1908 to 1999. At the end of the tour, explore the collections at your own pace.
Includes
  • Admission fee to the Tokyo National Museum
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

In front of the National Museum of Western Art, Uenokōen 7-7, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0007, Japan

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that from 23rd Jan 2023 to 28 Feb 2023, the National Museum of Western Art will be closed. During that time, we will not be able to visit inside the museum however guidance will be given outside of the museum.
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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very informative

April 13, 2018

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It was very informative and interesting.

There is so much to cover in the Park and three hours can be too short.

June 12, 2019

Product ID: 99309