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Address: 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato 107-0052, Tokyo Prefecture
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Scholar-Led Architectural Walking Tour: Harajuku, Omotesando and Roppongi
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21 21 Design Sight is just few minutes’ walk to Tokyo Midtown so usually I will stop by to see if there’s any interesting exhibitions. The gallery shop and entrance is on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

21 21 Design Sight is just few minutes’ walk to Tokyo Midtown so usually I will stop by to see if there’s any interesting exhibitions. The gallery shop and entrance is on the ground floor and the main exhibition hall is located on the basement. The building’s roof top appeared as a kite shaped facing downwards and it’s an eye... More 

Thank MokeyMok
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

Nice architecture by Tadao Ando, but the museum isn't actually that big, it really only does a single exhibit at a time with no available archive or permanent collection. As a result, your enjoyment will really depend on the show that's on when you visit... I wasn't bowled over by the one I saw, but it changes every few months... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

The location is easy to get, the building is beautiful. There is no permanent collection, but the Ando architecture of the building itself is worth a visit.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

There was a Frank Gehry retrospective when I was there and the museum displayed the various building models, thought process and works of Gehry beautifully. Very interesting architecture with the majority of the museum underground. Very close to Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Tadao Ando design hence great use of concrete and light. Always interesting well curated exhibitions. Next door to a great open space behind Tokyo Midtown, with interesting shops and food outlets. Busy on week ends with local families.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Within walking distance from the Roponggi station (just follow directions scattered in the station and outside, otw to the place, roughly 15 mins walk), it's in a chi chi area of Roponggi. The place itself is not big, but the exhibition they had when I visited (design anatomy) was an eye-opener, nicely curated, and bilingual. They have a small gift... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Great design by Ando. It's a nice sight to visit while in Tokyo. Has a nice garden surrounding that is really relaxing in many ways.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Great modern building by Ando who seems to build all of the great modern gallery buildings in Japan. Very interesting exhibition about the interface between engineering and design. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The building, from Tadao Ando, is interesting.... but the entrance fee was quite expensive for the exhibition displayed (civil engineer). Ok if you are around the area and have money and time to spend.

1 Thank PriscilaMP
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Who thinks a civil engineering show would fascinate a 60+ Aussie woman? Though I had my suspicions I had a wonderful time and learned a lot. That's always my experience here: even if I think it's unlikely I always find the shows here beautifully researched, curated and presented. There are always adults and children here: the exhibitions seem so well... More 

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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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