Exploring Architecture: Central Tokyo

An up-close-and-personal exploration of Tokyo’s most significant buildings and sites.

What will I learn in this class?
This walking tour traces the main events that have formed areas of Tokyo, links cultural phenomena and historical affairs with form and reveals how buildings and urban sites carry meaning.

Spanning about six kilometers and 420 years, this tour takes attendees from Nihonbashi, where the city began, to Shiodome, where the Tokyo Bay islands are visible. Participants will visit approximately 20 significant destinations along the way in Nihonbashi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho, Ginza and Shiodome.

This tour includes a short break at a local café.

Who teaches this class?
Dr Erez Golani Solomon is a lecturer in architectural design and theory at Waseda University and Keio University. Golani Solomon practices architecture as partner at the Tokyo-based firm Front-Office.


  • Apr 5
  • 9:30am–2:30pm
  • Meeting point: Mitsukoshimae Station, Exit B6 (tour disbands at Shiodome Station)
  • ¥8,250 (excludes food and drink)
  • Cancellation deadline: Mar 28
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members.