Japan is a country that holds great fascination for architects.
There is something unique about the architecture of Japan whether it be traditional or contemporary. Japan Tours will enable you to experience this unique architecture first hand.
The architecture of Japan is made up of so many different types, contemporary, avant garde, traditional, historic, ancient and modern. There is the incredibly outrageous and the sedately refined. There are buildings designed by some of the greatest names in world architecture and some by not-so-famous architects. Regardless, there is a common thread of clever design and exquisite craftsmanship across all the architectural types.
On a Japan Tour you will see works by Tadao Ando, Kisho Kurokawa, Kenzo Tange, Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito, Kunio Maekawa, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and many more. The list of names is overwhelming.
Examples of some of the architecture that we see include:
Contemporary – National Art Center Tokyo (Kisho Kurokawa), Mikimoto 2 (Toyo Ito), Church of Light (Tadao Ando), Prada Boutique (Herzog & de Meuron).
Avant Garde – Asahi Beer Hall (Philippe Starck), Aoyama Technical College (Makoto Sei Watanabe), Shibuya Koban (Edward Suzuki).
Traditional – Yasuda House (Tokyo), Machiya (Kyoto), Kura Zukuri (Kawagoe).
Historic – Iwasaki House (Josiah Conder), Yamamura House (Frank Lloyd Wright), Yamamura House (Frank Lloyd Wright).
Ancient – Kiyomizu-dera (Kyoto), Kinkaku-ji (Kyoto), Nijo-jo (Kyoto).
Modern – National Museum of Western Art (Le Corbusier), Nakagin Capsule Building (Kisho Kurokawa), National Olympic Gymnasium (Kenzo Tange).
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