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Tokyo International Forum

3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 100-0005, Japan
+81 3-5221-9000
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Ranked #18 of 73 Attractions in Chiyoda
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Convention Centers
Traveler Description: The Tokyo International Forum was designed by architect Rafael Vinoly for the okyo Metropolitan Government and completed in 1997. more »
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The main building is constructed like a ships hull in glass and really is a lovely building architecturally. The other attractions are actually outside the main building with a few shops and market space. Worth a brief visit and is a break from shopping.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Worth going if you like architecture. Bit like a big railway station - but no trains. Lots of concert halls - but all performances in Japanese with no sur titles.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We spent a good while wandering this lovely building admiring and photographing the architecture. Best thing though, we chanced upon a busy Mr Donut market research event to mark the launch of a new chocolate donut and gain feedback from general public. We happily took part in that! Very random but great fun.

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Was here for a show at the theatre within the convention center for two weeks. The building is HUGE so plan extra time in case you get lost the first time you visit. The Hibiya Station is right there, which is incredibly convenient. There is a convenience store and a coffee shop within the same building, along with a Starbucks... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was here for a conference Last April, it's huge convention center with a modern design. Can be bit confusing because of the size. It's surrounded by many chick shops and eatery, and can be easily accessed from Hibiya and Yurakucho station. Walking surrounding this convention is a nice treat to eye, and you can find a hidden park nearby.

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Cairo, Egypt
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

An outstanding building. I visited this great conference facility for a conference 15 years ago, when it was then recently opened, and visited it again last month. This architecture never fails to impress. The sheer grandeur of the place makes it sometimes confusing, and in few instances it can be user un-friendly, as having to find the specific elevator to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
89 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I made a trip here since I had some hours to spare and I'm glad I came but there isn't anything really to do. It was easy to get to, and that made the trip even faster, I enjoyed looking around for the whole 10 minutes I spent walking around in the building then I left. There were several expensive... More

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La Mesa, CA.
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105 reviews 105 reviews
70 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Conceived during Japan's great real estate bubble in the late 1980's and built on what was the site of the Tokyo Municipal Government Offices before they were moved to the two twin towers just west if Shinjuku Station. This is one of Japan's finest examples of the use of space and light in architectural design. As a practical building perhaps... More

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Raipur, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Visited the building for an ophthalmic conference. With an imposing glass facade as one half of the building, this is an attractive building. There is a large space between the 2 parts of the building where we had the opening ceremony. Having the building in 2 parts makes it easier to go between different rooms, though a bit confusing initially.... More

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you are visiting TIF or have a conference there, please be aware that it's a bit confusing as there are 2 sub-basement levels in the GLASS BUILDING (where the lobby is located) that can be used as exhibit halls - but those are NOT where the other exhibit halls are located (Halls A-D). There are food options there (incl.... More

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