The trip is designed to give you an up close look at the different visions of the Japanese cultural universe, the more traditional aspects as well as the contemporary, with a clear emphasis on the disciplines of space: architecture, urbanism, and landscape.
The fascination for Japanese culture has been a topic of analysis for architects of the modern movement. We are living in a world of great cultural diffusion.
The ability that different Japanese architecture studios have to include both the traditional and the contemporary in their work makes them somewhat suggestive to the western world. This includes both the perception of the object itself, its internal configuration and the relationship is has with the exterior.
– Preparation of itineraries and guided tours throug the japanese architecture
– Lodging in 3* hotel in double room in Tokyo (7 nights) and Kyoto (5 nights)
– Japan Rail Pass for 7 days
– Baggage transfer Tokyo- Kyoto
– Private bus for the day in Tokyo
– Basic travel insurance
DAY 1 – TOKYO (Flight previous day)
DAY 2 – TOKYO
DAY 3 – TOKYO – SENDAI – TOKYO
DAY 4 – TOKYO
DAY 5 – TOKYO
DAY 6 – TOKYO– KAMAKURA– YOKOHAMA -TOKYO
DAY 7 – TOKYO
DAY 8 – TOKYO- KANAZAWA- KYOTO
DAY 9 – KYOTO
DAY 10 – KYOTO – NARA – KYOTO
DAY 11– KYOTO- HIMEJI – KYOTO
DAY 12– KYOTO – OSAKA- TOKYO (Return flight)
– 21th Century Museum. SANAA
– National Museum of Western Art. Le Corbusier
– Tama Library and Sendai Media Library. Toyo ito
– Yokohama Passenger terminal. FOA
Arrival of participants at Tokyo Narita Airport and transport on your own to hotel in Tokyo. Check in hotel. Meet group and outing in Ginza, neighborhood around the hotel.
Visit the most spectacular shops in the area: Hermes in Ginza, Renzo Piano, Miki- moto by Toyo Ito, Louis Vuitton by Jun Aoki and Tokyo International Forum by Rafael Vignoli.
Recommended district to have dinner: Asakusa.
Breakfast. Leave hotel, day tour of the districts of Yoyogi, Harajuku and Omote- sando. Tange Pavilions, Dior Shop by SAN- NA, Hhstyle by Kezuyo Sejima, Armani by Fuksas, Prada by Herzog & de Meuron, One by Kuma and Comme des Garçons by Future Systems.
Lunch on your own, transport to neighbor- hood of Shinjuku with government head- quarters of Tokyo by Tange and Grand Hyatt Tokyo by Kohn Pedersen.
Breakfast. Train from Shinkansen to Sen- dai for visit to Media Library by Toyo Ito. Return to Tokyo, we will visit Odaiba Port, Nakagin capsule Tower by Kurokawa, Dentsu Shin Onsya by Nouvel. Lunch on your own in Ueno park. National Museum of Western Art by Le Corbusier, Hori- yuji Gallery by Tanaguchi and Library by Ando. Recommended evening visit: Shibuya district.
Breakfast. Visit library by Tama, Toyo Ito. Lunch and rest of day free.
Recommendations: Districts of Akihabara (electronic district), Shopping in Daikany- ama and Nakamaeguro.
Meet at Roppongi in the evening to vis- it the Tower by Cesar Pelli Museum and views of the city from the tower.
Breakfast. Free day in Tokyo for shopping or site seeing.
Recommendation: Museum 21_21 Design Sight by Tadao Ando and St. Mary’s Ca- thedral by Kenzo Tange.
Leave from Tokyo. Day trip to the temples of Kamakura: Daibutsu (Great Buda). Lunch on your own. Return to Tokyo by train with a stop at International Passen- ger Terminal Yokohama, FOA. Return to Tokyo on your own by train.
Dinner on your own. Recommendations: Yokohama or Meguro, Tokyo.
Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Kait Kobo by Junya Ishigami.
Recommendation: Hotel Akasawa by Kenzo Tange and School by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Lunch and rest of the day free.
Breakfast. Train to city of Kanazawa. Samurai district, 21th Century Museum SANNA and neighborhood of Geishas. Lunch and rest of the afternoon free. Rec- ommended visits: The Suizenji Jojuen Gar- den. Train to Kyoto, hotel, free evening. Recommended visit: Distrito of Gion.
Excursion included: tour the city by private bus: Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Ki- yomuzi Temple and Heian Sanctuary. Res- ervations in the center for tour of imperial buildings: Katsuna, Shugakuin, Imperial Palace and Sento Palace. Visit the most important temples on your own: Rokuon-ji (gold pavilion), Ryoanji (rock Zen garden), Ginkakuji (silver pavilion).
Dinner and return on your own to hotel.
Breakfast. Train to imperial city of Nara and visit temples: Kofukuji, Shin-yakushiji,
Convento Chuguji, Horyuji and Todaiji, Kasuga Taisha Sanctuary.
Lunch on your own and return mid-after- noon. Rest of the afternoon-evening free in Kyoto.
Breakfast. Train from Bala to Himeji to visit castle.
Return to Kyoto and lunch on your own. Visit the temples of Daisen-in complex.
Free afternoon in Kyoto. Recommendation: Kyoto Concert Hall by Isozaki.
Dinner and return on your own to hotel.
Breakfast. Check out and leave hotel around 6:00. Private bus from Kyoto to Osaka.