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8-16-10 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought you couldn’t but yes, through the Facebook page Tokyo Architecture Walking Tours you can book for one of their weekly tours. It costs about 5000 ¥ for one hour and you get to go inside one of the capsule apartments for one hour....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simón V
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This abandoned capsule tower might have been an interesting and innovative building once upon a time, but now it's basically just a ruin. Its rundown state though is in itself fascinating, giving a vibe of dystopian future. Worth a visit if you're in the neighbourhood.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChiisanaSaki
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Unfortunately, the iconic building is in bad repair. Comprised of (individually-owned) studio pods, it was futuristic in the 1970s. But, a since some of the owners want to tear it down and build a more profitable building on this valuable Ginza land, it has received...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank inNewEdo
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The building is a place for architecture students who are interested in metabolism architecture in Japan. It’s the only one that still existed and worth studying. It’s hard to get into the building without permission. We asked the showcase Tokyo architecture to offer us a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Yifen Z
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is the a unique piece of architecture and still is operating as hotel, I found the best view to be from the opposite site of the freeway at the top of the stairs. It is only a short walk from Shimbashi station and well...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Worth the walk - especially if you are visiting tsukiji. It is nearby. You can’t go in if you aren’t staying there - they have signs that they will call the police for trespassing - but t is worth the walk by if you are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 454christinac
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Our booking for a private tour for our family of five was made seamlessly over a series of simple Messenger exchanges with Tokyo Architecture Walking Tour by Show.Case. Payment was through PayPal. Our most congenial, highly conversant and professional contact person & guide Ms Yuka...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank ECKLKualaLumpur
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Unique design with a flamboyant flair that stood out among the many conventional buildings around it. However it’s time to give it a complete wash to remove all traces of grime. A pity we can’t really enter its premises and have a look from inside....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TangCS74
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was surprised to hear that this building may not have a future, i hope it can be saved and restored so that future generations can enjoy it.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I was walking around when I discovered this architectural specialty. Having no knowledge about it it was a good surprise but going there on purpose wouldn't worth it. Pictures can show you everything the building could.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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3 January 2018|
Response from Aaron S |
The Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation and Restoration Project offer tours. I can't seem to post links here, but search for "中銀カプセルタワー見学ツアー". Try contacting them if you're interested. It's normally restricted to residents.