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Tokyo: Ueno Park Architecture Tour

Tokyo: Ueno Park Architecture Tour

From US$ 100 per person

Ueno Park is known as the art and cultural center of Tokyo. It has many luxurious buildings and makes use of advanced seismic isolation technology to preserve those architectural values.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Japanese
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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 the important part Le Corbusier played in the design of Ueno Park
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
  • Architectural tour of Ueno Park
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission fee for the permanent collection of National Museum of Western Art (500 Yen per adult)
  • Admission fee of Tokyo National Museum (620 Yen per adult)
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Transportation fee to and from Ueno station

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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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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

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