Exploring Architecture: East Tokyo

An up-close-and-personal exploration of Tokyo’s most interesting structures.

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.

This tour explores the eastern neighborhoods of Tokyo.

We will begin near the historical border between samurai and commoners at Nishi-Nippori, visit approximately 20 destinations in the Nippori and Yanaka areas and end with the national monuments of the modern Japanese state located in Ueno.

This tour includes a short break at a local café.

Who teaches this class?
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.


  • Oct 26
  • 9:30am–1:30pm
  • Meeting point: Nishi-Nippori Station (tour disbands at The National Museum of Western Art)
  • ¥8,250
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 18
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members. The fee is waived for Connections members.


  • By registering, Members accept the inherent risks in activities where social distancing requirements cannot be followed, and they agree not to hold the Club liable in the case of injury, illness or contraction of COVID-19 during these activities.