architecture

Find Out About These Awesome Japanese Traditional Homes That are Now for Sale!

You must have seen some of the many old, brilliant castles or modern buildings in Japan, and thought about how much you’d like to own one. Well, if you browse the websites of some Japanese real estate firms, you may now see a selection of old, wooden, rusty dwellings located in beautiful locations. These once…

7 Unique Buildings in Tokyo that are an Architect’s Dream

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has many impressive buildings that showcase the city as a hub of modern architecture and human advancement. You might have seen Tokyo Tower, Skytree, Roppongi Hills, and other architectural wonders in Tokyo that are of high touristic significance. However, if you are looking for some unique buildings that give you…

See the World’s Famous Architectural Structures at This Theme Park in Japan!

Do you dream of seeing the famous architectural wonders of the world but the money in the bank doesn’t seem enough to fulfill that dream? Why not drop by Tobu World Square theme park instead? Get a chance to see 102 skillfully reproduced miniature versions of architectural structures from 21 countries, including 46 World Heritage…

28 Things to Do in Ginza, the Most Glamorous and Stylish District in Tokyo!

Located in Tokyo (東京)’s Chuo Ward (中央区), Ginza (銀座) is one of the city’s most famous upmarket shopping and entertainment districts. Within its boundary are many department stores, high-end boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, clubs – anything you could possibly want! On weekend afternoons from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (until 6:00pm from April to September), Ginza’s…

Is It a Sci-Fi Starship? No, It’s One of Tokyo’s Most Unique Temples!

There are many architecturally brilliant buildings all over Japan, ranging from old to modern structures. One of such is the Reiyukai Shakaden (霊友会釈迦殿) temple located in central Tokyo (東京) in proximity to the Tokyo Tower (東京タワー). It is a modern temple built in the shape of a sci-fi starship with a striking black exterior. It…

These 3 Attractions Prove Tokyo University Offers More Than Just Study

Among all the places to explore in Japan, who would have thought that the academic sites are one of the best places to visit? One of many universities that offer beautiful buildings is the University of Tokyo’s Hongo Campus (東京大学本郷キャンパス). The grounds are a great place to walk around with the abundance of historical and…

Take a Closer Look at Japanese Architecture at the ARCHI-DEPOT Museum in Shinagawa!

An architectural model is an important part of an architect’s planning stage because it is the physical representation of a structure. Instead of just looking at a blueprint or a sketch, an architectural model provides a 3D perspective to an architectural design. This way, the architect can communicate his or her design ideas to the…

Travel Back in Time and Savor the Japanese Taisho Period in These 3 Historical Spots!

When modernity ruled Japan, it was called the Taisho Period. It was a combination between the militarist and the modern side. The era greatly transfigured the Japanese character from art, fashion, culture and music. It was a time for evolving and shaping the society into something new. Reliving this period’s atmosphere can be felt and…

The 10 Best Things to Do in Naoshima If You’re Not an Art Fan

Naoshima is a tiny island in the Seto Island Sea that is a ferry ride away from Kagawa Prefecture. Nonetheless, plenty of locals and foreigners alike flock to it every year, eager to soak in the artistic ambiance evoked by the many art museums dotted all over the island. What’s more, visitor arrivals are expected…

Grab Your Chance to Discover Japan’s Original Shoebox Apartments!

In the middle of the 20th century, many architects in Japan started experimenting with unique styles of architecture. They tried to create new habitats for the brave new world. In the process, they had to tear the bonds of architectural traditions, which seen as a movement emblematic of Japan’s post-war cultural resurgence. One of the…
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