Gallery hopping in Tokyo: Ginza-stylish architectures and hidden charms

Interested in art and architecture? It would be easy to visit famous museums like MORI ART MUSEUM on your own, but how about small but nice art galleries hidden in a town? In this tour we visit such hidden galleries mainly exhibiting modern art works while appreciating stylish architectures on our way. Such galleries just want to nurture artists or introduce their works, so no admission fee is required. While strolling, you’d also be surprised to discover unexpected Ginza!

If you like, I can also take you to shops selling Japanese pottery, cloisonne, swords, paper, stationery and so on. Ginza offers almost everything you want! Let’s enjoy exploring Ginza together!

Note: Each gallery shown in the itinerary can be closed irregularly between exhibitions. I select several galleries which are open on the day.
other destinations: Okuno building, Louis Vuitton building, Leica gallery etc …
* Duration: 3 to 4 hours
* Starts: Chuo City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Literary, Art & Music Tours




Interested in art and architecture? It would be easy to visit famous museums like MORI ART MUSEUM on your own, but how about small but nice art galleries hidden in a town? In this tour we visit such hidden galleries mainly exhibiting modern art works while appreciating stylish architectures on our way. Such galleries just want to nurture artists or introduce their works, so no admission fee is required. While strolling, you’d also be surprised to discover unexpected Ginza!

If you like, I can also take you to shops selling Japanese pottery, cloisonne, swords, paper, stationery and so on. Ginza offers almost everything you want! Let’s enjoy exploring Ginza together!

Note: Each gallery shown in the itinerary can be closed irregularly between exhibitions. I select several galleries which are open on the day.
other destinations: Okuno building, Louis Vuitton building, Leica gallery etc …

Itinerary
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Stop At: Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

Ginza is a luxurious shopping district with few people know many free art galleries are scattered in this area. I’ll take you to such hidden galleries Mainly exhibiting modern works while watching stylish architectures on our way. expected to see in Ginza. Let’s explore Ginza with me!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Shiseido Gallery, 8-8-3 Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Bldg. B1F, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

The building designed by Spanish architect, Ricardo Bofill Leví is also beautiful. This gallery is located in the basement of Shiseido parlor.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Dover Street Market Ginza, 6-9-5 Ginza Komatsu West 1 to 6F, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

This is a concept store directed by Rei Kawakubo. You can see a fusion of fashion and art here.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ginza Six, 6-10-1, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

Luxurious shopping mall. In a recently atrium, an installation by a world-renowed artist is displayed. It includes two smal art galleries inside.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Wako Ginza, 4-5-11, Ginza, Chuo 104-8105 Tokyo Prefecture

A long-established department store built in 1932 with the Neo-Renaissance style. Its graceful watch tower is considered as a symbol of Ginza.

Stop At: Ginza Maison Hermes Le Forum, 5-4-1, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

GInza Maizon Hermes offers an art gallery on the 8th floor. The building designed by the Pritzker-winning Italian architect, Renzo Piano is worth seeing.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Mikimoto Boutique Ginza 2chome, 2-4-12, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

Designed by Toyo Ito, the building has irregular windows arranged at random. Some of them are placed in the corners where a column should be!

Stop At: Pola Museum Annex, 1-7-7 Pola Ginza Bldg. 3F, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

This museum is owned by Pola, a Japan’s cosmetic company and exhibitions contemporary art works.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gallery Koyanagi, 1-7-5, Ginza, Chuo 104-0061 Tokyo Prefecture

It exhibits modern art works by Japanese and foreign artists.

Duration: 20 minutes