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Tokyo Contemporary Art Tour
While internationally known for its classical art, Japan has a thriving modern art scene and no city showcases this as much as Tokyo. This full-day tour will take you through Tokyo’s contemporary architecture and galleries.
This morning you will be met at your hotel by your guide and taken to the striking Omotesando Avenue, using the public transport network.
Planned as a dramatic entry to the nearby Meiji Shrine, Omotesando Avenue has in more recent times become a gateway to modern Tokyo. Home to many fashion outlets and boutiques, it has attracted modern designers for decades to create some of the most unique contemporary structures in the city.
While in the Omotesando area, you may get the opportunity to visit two contemporary galleries displaying local artists’ work for both viewing and purchasing before you head to the scenic Roppongi Hills area of the city and the Mori Art Museum. Lacking any permanent displays, this museum is at the forefront of the modern art movement in Japan, with seasonal temporary installations at the cutting edge of the design world.
Your tour will end taking in the geographic and man-made beauty of the city, as you take in the Tokyo skyline from the Sky Deck observatory at the top of the Roppongi Hills. As well as offering incredible views, Roppongi is known for its nightlife so if you do not wish to be escorted back to your hotel after your tour, your guide can suggest a few ideas for you to enjoy the rest of your evening at your own leisure.
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