Tokyo Modern Architecture #1

For all its good points Tokyo ain’t half one ugly looking city with buildings pretty much erected (and pulled down) willy nilly without any thought to the environment around it. However, amid all the chaos of such a concrete jungle there are a fair few examples of modern architecture which I have been photographing over the last few months. Now, I am certainly no expert on such a topic but have enjoyed going around capturing the interesting and weird designs of some of these buildings.

This hobby started off just as a few random shots on Facebook before I decided to collate them all in one album which I have since been adding to and will hopefully continue to do so. Here, in no particular order, are ten examples I have come across including the addresses:

1. Nakagin Capsule Tower, 8-16-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku.

2. Audi Forum Tokyo, 6-12-18 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku.

 3. Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku.


4. St Mary’s Cathedral, 3-5-16 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku.

5. 21-21 Design Sight, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku.

6. Aoyama Technical College, 7-9 Uguisudanicho, Shibuya-ku.

7. Tod’s Boutique, 5-1-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku.

8. The Shizuoka Press and Broadcasting Center, 8-3-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku.

9. Hinomaru Driving School, 1-6-27 Mita, Meguro.

10. Reversible Destiny Lofts, 2-2-8 Osawa, Mitaka-ku.


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28 Responses to Tokyo Modern Architecture #1

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  5. Troy in Las Vegas says:

    Those are some pretty good looking shots there. Japan, and Tokyo specifically, seems interesting in that there is old school temples and shrines at the same time, and often just feet away from, ultra modern architecture.

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  11. Iva says:

    Thank you so much for all those wonderful posts. They help us a lot during our trips to Tokyo.

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  14. Iva says:

    Reversible Destiny Lofts are amazing. I highly recommend anybody to stay a couple of days (expensive, but worth the money), or even take an architectural that are officially offered.

    • tokyofox says:

      oh really? that is interesting! I had no idea you could even stay there. They’re not really well located sadly. Far out west and a long way from any station. How long did you stay there? Just the one night? If you have any link for staying there then feel free to post it here

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