ARCH ON TOUR 30_JAPAN REVISITED 1
Tokyo - Kyoto - Naoshima, Teshima, Shodoshima - Osaka
OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 04, 2018
Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR
Guided tours: Fumio Matsumoto, Hiroya Kawabata, Masako Ban, Nikken Sekkei, Norio Yoshinaga, as well as other architects and experts in numerous buildings, galleries and museums on site
Tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG
The tour starts in the super-dense mega-metropolis Tokyo, where we meet for four days
get on the pulse of the action. Starting from the urban residence in Nishiazabu
there is much to explore within walking distance and in adventurous journeys by rail and train: the latest projects and high-rise buildings next to small-scale structures, "concrete classics" from the 1960s and 70s, "cool" bars and shops, fine museums and the detailed city
itself as a source of inspiration. The second stop of the trip is dedicated to Kyoto's unique landscaped gardens and temples, which unfold their full splendor in autumn.
A selection of the very best places - including exclusive tours through the imperial villas -
and walks to temples as well as contemporary interventions in historical ones
Machiya houses describe the three-day program in the former imperial city.
An excursion into the picturesque Seto Inland Sea includes several refreshing boat trips
to the islands of Naoshima and Teshima, which since the mid-1990s have become an artists' colony with numerous art and museum projects by well-known architects
(Tadao Ando, Ryue Nishizawa, etc.) in cooperation with artists. In our traditional hotel by the sea you can enjoy authentic food and the hot bath "o-furo"
to be experienced and enjoyed to the fullest. Osaka, departing from Renzo Piano's Kansai Airport, rounds off the varied tour with a visit to a private home for ceramic artists and a walk through the lively city center. As usual, but especially here in Japan, the culinary component of the program also promises to meet high expectations.
Sunrise sunset approx. 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24th 2018 / departure Vienna
Flight Vienna - Tokyo Narita (arrival on October 25th) / direct flight with Austrian Airlines OS 51
Thursday, October 25th, 2018 / Tokyo: Roppongi
Arrival in Tokyo Narita
check-in Roppongi S Hotel / Hiroyuki Ito
acrylic shop / Klein-Dytham architecture, jewelry and objects by Masako Ban, meeting with Masako Ban
Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower, 2003:
Mori Art Museum : Exhibition "Catastrophe and the Power of Art"
Tokyo City View Observatory (fantastic city view)
Dinner together at Otsuna Sushi
1st overnight stay in the "Roppongi S Hotel"
Friday, October 26th, 2018 / Tokyo: Bunkyo-ku, Iidabashi, Ginza
Koishikawa annex, Museum of Architecture , The University of Tokyo; Exhibition "Architectonica", guided tour through the exhibition and lecture on the development of Japanese architecture by Fumio Matsumoto , architect and professor at Tokyo University
Nikken Sekkei Ltd., Tokyo Head Office (office tour and presentation)
joint lunch in the restaurant "Kagurazaka Shimakin"
Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa, 1972 (guided tour with interior visit)
Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Swatch group / Shigeru Ban (interior visit and top floor)
Walk through the Ginza district, center of the former Edo:
Jugetsudo Kabukiza / Kengo Kuma & Associates, 2013
Ginza Six / Yoshio Taniguchi (roof garden)
Ginza Place / Klein Dytham architecture, 2017
San Ai Dream Center / Nikken Sekkei, 1962
Mikimoto Ginza 2 / Toyo Ito
Tokyu Plaza Ginza / Nikken Sekkei, 2016 (Kiriko Terrace)
International Forum / Raphael Vignoly, 1996
dinner together at SHUNJU Tameike-Sanno / Takashi Sugimoto: SUPERPOTATO
2nd night in the "Roppongi S Hotel"
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 / Tokyo: Aoyama, Omotesando, Jingumae
Nezu Museum / Kengo Kuma, 2009; Exhibition. "Momoyama Tea Utensils: A New View."
Collezione Aoyama / Tadao Ando, 1989
Prada / Herzog & de Meuron, 2005
Thessen-kai Noh Theater / Shunsuke IMAI, 1983 (inside view of the stage)
PS Gallery / Ichiro Toda, 1987
Free afternoon and evening to explore the flagship stores single-handedly in smaller ones
Groups based on a beautiful architectural city map by Kawabata Design Office,
which is distributed on site:
Issey Miyake Shops: Pleats Please, etc.
Spiral Building / Fumihiko Maki, 1985
One Omotesando / Kengo Kuma & Associates, 2003
Tods Omotesando / Toyo Ito, 2005
Omotesando Keyaki building
Omotesando Hills / Tadao Ando, 2007
Dior Omotesando / sanaa Kazuyo Seijima, 2005
GYRE / MVRDV, 2007
Cat street, among others
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku / Hiroshi Nakamura NAP, 2012 (roof garden)
W Café Harajuku / Suppose Design Office, 2017
Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange, 1964
Recommendation: Shibuya, e.g. Hotel Koé / Suppose Design Office, 2018
3rd night in the "Roppongi S Hotel"
Sunday, October 28th, 2018 / Tokyo: Roppongi, Shinjuku
International House of Japan / Kunio Maekawa, Jun'zo Sakakura, Jun'zo Yoshimura, 1952
Tokyo Midtown Complex
Suntory Museum of Art / Kengo Kuma, 2007; Exhibition: "Daigoji Temple: A Shingon Esoteric Buddhist Universe in Kyoto"
Design Sight 21_21 / Tadao Ando, 2007
National Art Center Tokyo / Kisho Kurokawa, 2007
Yayoi Kusama Museum , Shinjuku
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium / Kengo Kuma, under construction
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower / Tange Associates, 2008
and other projects by Kenzo Tange in Shinjuku in the past
Walk through Shinjuku and dinner together in "Cha Cha Hana"
4th night in the "Roppongi S Hotel"
Monday, October 29th, 2018 / Tokyo - Kyoto Central
Bus transfer to Tokyo Station
Ride with the Shinkansen "Nozomi 25" to Kyoto
individual lunch on the train
Kyoto Station / Hiroshi Hara, 1997
Bus transfer to the " Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei ", check-in
Bake cheesecake store / Yusuke Seki, 2016 (Lego sales counter)
Issey Miyake Store in historic Machiya House / Naoto Fukasawa, 2018
Times I, II Building / Tadao Ando, 1983, 1991
K8 Bar / Florian Busch Architects, 2016
Walk through the Ponto-cho district, historic Ponto-cho alley
Pass The Baton Gion / Masamichi Katayama, 2015
joint dinner at "Ganko Takesagawa Nijoen"
1st night at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 / Kyoto North
Shugakuin Imperial Villa and Garden / 1655
Lunch together in the "Takaragaike" restaurant in the Grand Prince Hotel / Togo Murano
Garden of Fine Arts / Tadao Ando, 1990-94
Afternoon and evening free
2nd night at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / Kyoto West
breakfast in the hotel
Katsura Rikyu Imperial Villa and Garden / 1615
Suzumushi dera temple
Ryoan-ji Zen temple complex
Lunch together in the tea house of the Ryoan-ji garden "Ryoanji Yudofu Seigenin" (tofu)
Kozan-ji temple complex, 13th century
Hot bath "o-furo" in the hotel
joint dinner in the "Izakaia IRO"
3rd night at Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shinmachi Bettei
Thursday, November 1st, 2018 / Kyoto - Naoshima - Shodoshima
Bus transfer to the train station
Take the Shinkansen "Nozomi 3" to Okayama
Ferry (by bus) to Naoshima Island / Miyanoura Port
Yayoi Kusama "red pumpkin"
Naoshima Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto
Lee Ufan Museum / Tadao Ando, 2010
Chichu Art Museum / Tadao Ando, 2004
individual lunch in the Chichu Café
Benesse House Museum / Tadao Ando, 1992
Yayoi Kusama "yellow pumpkin"
Ando Museum / Tadao Ando, 2013
Passenger Port Terminal / SANAA, 2017
Honmura Port: Taxi ship to Shodoshima Island / Tonosho Port
Transfer to the hotel, check-in
Hot bath and dinner together in the hotel
1st night at the Tenku Hotel Cairo in Tonosho , Shodoshima Island
Friday, November 2nd, 2018 / Teshima
Walk to " Angel Road " (sand bank)
Transfer to Tonosho Port
Ferry to Teshima Island, Karato Port
Teshima Art Museum / Rei Naito, Ryue Nishizawa, 2010
Les Archives du Coeur / Christian Boltanski, 2008
Taxi ship to Ieura Port, Teshima
Teshima Yokoo House / Tadanori Yokoo, Yuko Nagayama, 2013
Ferry back to Shodoshima Island
transfer to the hotel
Hot bath and dinner together in the hotel
2nd night at the Tenku Hotel Cairo in Tonosho, Shodoshima Island
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 / Shodoshima - Osaka
Transfer to Tonosho Port, ferry and bus
13:03 - 13:48 Ride with the Shinkansen "Sakura 548" from Okayama to Shin-Osaka
individual lunch on the train
House for Pottery Festival / ofea Office for Environmental Architecture, 2018 (interior viewing, meeting with the architects)
House in Nipponbashi / Tadao Ando, 1994 (interior view)
check-in Candeo Hotel Osaka Namba, Osaka
Kirin Plaza / Shin Takamatsu, 1987
Dotombori business and restaurant street
Dinner at Kani Douraku (Osaka specialty "Kani" = crabs)
1st night at the Candeo Hotel Osaka Namba
Sunday, November 4th, 2018 / Osaka - Frankfurt - Vienna
Kansai Airport / Renzo Piano, et al., 1994
Flight Osaka Kansai - Frankfurt with LH 741; Frankfurt - Vienna with LH 1242
Photos: Archive ARCH ON TOUR