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Architecture City Guide: Tokyo

Courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons / Morio
Courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons / Morio

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Tokyo. Similar to Berlin, Tokyo’s architecture is overwhelming modern due its destruction during the 20th Century. We put together a list of 12 modern/contemporary buildings that we feel provides a good starting point. It is far from complete. There are dozens of other great buildings that are not our list, and we are looking to add to the list in the near future. Please add your favorites in the comment section below so we can add them on the second go around. Again thank you to all our readers who sent in their suggestions and photographs. The city guides would not be possible without your help.

To check out other cities visit our world map or our Architecture City Guide page. The Architecture City Guide: Tokyo list and corresponding map after the break.

Makuhari Messe / Fumihiko Maki Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower / Tange Associates De Beers Ginza Building / Jun Mitsui & Associates Architects St. Mary Cathedral / Kenzo Tange Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa Za Koenji Public Theatre / Toyo Ito Tama Art University Library / Toyo Ito Asahi Beer Hall / Philippe Starck Tokyo International Forum / Rafael Viñoly Prada Aoyama Epicenter / Herzog & de Meuron Gyre Shopping Center / MVRDV

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Photographs: soundingblue Jamie Barras Wiiii 663highland joevare  Practise Morio

Cite:Christopher Henry. "Architecture City Guide: Tokyo" 14 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/168654/168654/>