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8-16-10 Ginza, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
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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.

Thank ChiisanaSaki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank inNewEdo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

2  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

1  Thank Andrew R
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

Thank Christina C
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

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

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.

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.

1  Thank Erik T
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Lovers of avant-guard architecture need to detour to see this while it still exists. There is very little to see from street level; you can no longer glimpse into the sample capsule through the grimy window as it is blocked by vending machines and the...More

2  Thank BadgerCT
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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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sskrk
3 January 2018|
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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.
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