Exploring Architecture: West 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.

Attendees of this session will tour the west side of Tokyo with a focus on architecture in the pursuit of leisure, logistics and government.

Discussion will focus on how media, consumption and technology are translated into architecture through visits to locations in Shinjuku, Omotesando and Shibuya.

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.


  • Nov 2
  • 9:30am–1:30pm
  • Meeting point: Shinjuku Station, New South Exit (tour disbands at Shibuya Station)
  • ¥8,250
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 25
  • 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.