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Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Walking Tour

Highlights
  • A customizable walking tour of Harajuku and Omotesando, with Olympics history

  • Perfect for architecture-enthusiasts, the tour covers top landmarks and little-known buildings

  • Get an insider’s perspective on the fashion hub of Harajuku, and walk along high-end shops

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Private Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Walking Tour
From USD 63.25
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3hours Harajuku/ Omotesando architecture walking tour departing from Jingubashi next to Harajuku station.
From USD 81.32
10am Dept (1 passenger)
3hours Harajuku/ Omotesando architecture walking tour departing from Jingubashi next to Harajuku station.
From USD 108.43
1pm Dept (2 passengers)
3hours Harajuku/ Omotesando architecture walking tour departing from Jingubashi next to Harajuku station.
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Overview

Get pumped for the Olympics with this insider’s walking tour of Harajuku and Omotesando, covering landmarks like Yoyogi Stadium. Tours are fully customizable, offering a mix of top attractions and under-the-radar sites, overlooked by most tourists. Browse the boutiques along Tokyo’s own “Rodeo Drive,” stop for a coffee along atmospheric backstreets, and listen to an enriching primer on the city’s vibrant architectural history from your own private guide.

What to Expect
Checking out one of Tokyo's most impressive landmarks, the Yoyogi Olympic Stadium, from a distance, you will also see the modern and unique fashion boutique architecture of boutiques such as The Iceberg, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tod's, Sunny Hills and Prada.

Harajuku is one of the cute Japanese shopping streets famous for teenage girls, and Omotesando is similar to the Japanese equivalent of Rodeo Drive with high-end boutiques lined up. By walking this area, you will understand the attractiveness of this area and see how unique it can be.

Once you step into the back streets, a wide variety of Japanese lifestyles can be observed. You will understand how diverse it is and just how many characters live just in this small area. 

You will begin your tour in front of the Meiji shrine. You will also see some of Japan's emerging architectural works between the big names.

You will take a side trip to see the backstreet neighborhood to appreciate the different aspects of the area and stop by at a cafe to have a short break while walking and enjoy some conversation.
Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great insight into Tokyo and Japanese Architecture

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone with even a slight interest in architecture, design or construction. Yuka was a great guide and offered an enthusiastic insight into the numerous buildings and areas that we visited. In addition, she shared some of her background...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ryaniac
yukaontheroad, オーナー at Showcase Tokyo Architecture tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was great meeting you and delighted to get a review from a professional. I had a wonderful time and thank you for the updated information on Australian architecture scene, I definitely need to visit soon! We...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Outstanding

This tour was quite unique with hidden architectural gems. One cannot appreciate these sites without the expert guide. Yoshi was professional with a lovely style: very informative and welcomed questions. This was a highlight for us on our trip to Tokyo. The pace was comfortable....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrizia D
yukaontheroad, オーナー at Showcase Tokyo Architecture tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent comment! I really had a pleasant time with you. It was only three hours or so, but this tour was inscribed in my memory. Taking photos for you and your son was also hugely enjoyable time. Please be back in...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018
An incredibly interesting few days

Our small group of 4, spent 3 days with Yuka on a moist enjoyable series of day trips. Her knowledge of Japan, history, customs and its buildings was wonderful. We left the detail to her and visited places in both Yokohama, Tokyo and Kamakura. Her...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnny061
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Wonderful tour - knowledgeable and illuminating

We spent our tour walking around with Yoko - who was not only very knowledgeable and passionate about architecture, but was also wonderful to spend a lot of time with. We were able to ask lots of questions, about architecture and the buildings we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tulip w
yukaontheroad, tour guide at Showcase Tokyo Architecture tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for the great review! I was glad to have wonderful people like you guys as my customers. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!! Yoko

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Great selection of buildings, excellent guide.

I spent my time with Kayuki-san who had an excellent itinerary. She included more than 20 buildings that ranged from the glitzy Pritzker Prize winners to curious little shops. She pointed out older buildings that were innovative when built and details that can be overlooked....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Barbara W
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