Exploring Tokyo’s Architecture

Trace the main events that have formed Tokyo’s modern architecture. 


This series of three tours and a capstone lecture illuminate the conceptual movements, historical affairs and cultural shifts that developed Tokyo's physical spaces

Tour 1: Central Tokyo
Walk through 415 years of history between Nihonbashi, where the city began, and Shiodome, where construction for the 2020 Olympic games is underway. We will visit approximately 20 significant destinations within Marunouchi, Yurakucho and Ginza.

Nov 15 | 9am–2pm | Meeting point: Mitsukoshimae Station, Exit B6 (tour disbands at Dentsu Building)

Tour 2: East Tokyo
Explore Nippori, Yanaka and Ueno to find historic neighborhoods and divisions of old Tokyo’s samurai nobility and common citizenry.

Nov 22 | 9am–2pm | Meeting point: Nishi-Nippori Station (tour disbands at The National Museum of Western Art)

Tour 3: West Tokyo

See how Shinjuku, Omotesando and Shibuya reveal how media, mass consumption and logistic technologies influence architecture.

Dec 6 | 9am–2pm | Meeting point: Shinjuku Station, New South Exit (tour disbands at Shibuya Crossing)

Events and Phenomena: The Architecture of Contemporary Tokyo

Dec 13 | 9–11am | Jean Pearce classroom

Instructor: Erez Golani Solomon
Erez Golani Solomon is Senior Lecturer in architectural design and theory at Jerusalem’s Academy of Arts and Design. His research encompasses the contemporary architecture and the ramifications of developments under cultural and political change. Erez practices architecture as partner at the Tokyo-based firm Front-Office.


  • ¥25,000 (excludes transportation fees to tour starting points)
  • Cancellation deadline: Nov 7
  • Prices exclude consumption tax.
  • Classes until the end of September 2019 will be subjected to 8% consumption tax.
  • Classes from October 2019 onward will be subjected to 10% consumption tax.