Building List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Tokyo skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Tokyo architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Tokyo are included on this list. Information about these Tokyo buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Tokyo and older historic landmarks.

This list contains buildings like Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and Tokyo Tower.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Tokyo?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Tokyo. Famous architectural houses within the city of Tokyo are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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Alice City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures
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Alice City


Alice City is an underground city that the Taisei Corporation has proposed to build in Tokyo, Japan, as building underground costs less in the now highly built-up Tokyo. The plan proposes that many industrial facilities would be better suited to having subterranean equivalents e.g. warehouses, ...more

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City/Town: Tokyo, Japan, East Asia, Asia

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Atago Green Hills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures
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Atago Green Hills is an urban complex, located in Atago, Minato-ku in central Tokyo between the Kamiyacho and Onarimon subway stations. Constructed by building tycoon Minoru Mori, the complex incorporates offices, residences, shops, gardens, temples and museum. ...more

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City/Town: Japan

Opened: Jan 01 2001

Created By: César Pelli

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Bunkyo Civic Center is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures
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Bunkyo Civic Center


The Bunkyo Civic Center is the government building for Bunkyo ward in Tokyo, Japan. Its 25th floor houses a free observation deck. The building was completed in 1994. It has been described as a "colossal Pez candy dispenser" by The Japan Times. The building is near the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo Dome Hotel, ...more

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City/Town: Japan

Opened: Jan 01 1994

Structural Height (m): 146.0

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Capsule Inn Akihabara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures
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Capsule Inn Akihabara


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City/Town: Tokyo, Japan, East Asia, Asia

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Dentsu Building is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures
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The Densu Building or Dentsu Headquarters Building is a high-rise building in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The building houses the corporate offices of Dentsu. 48 floors rise to 213.34 m, it is the eleventh-tallest building in Tokyo and second-tallest in Shiodome. It was designed by ...more

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City/Town: Tokyo, Japan

Opened: Jan 01 2002

Structural Height (m): 210.09

Created By: Jean Nouvel, Jon Jerde

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Harumi Island Triton Square is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures
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Harumi Island Triton Square


Harumi Island Triton Square is a high-rise office and residential complex in the Harumi district of Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. It consists of four towers, one of which is significantly shorter than the others; the three tall towers are the source of the name "Triton," and the total number of four is the ...more

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City/Town: Japan

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Izumi Garden Tower is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures
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Izumi Garden Tower


The Izumi Garden Tower is a 216 m high-rise building in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. The tower features a high-end hotel, luxury apartments with views of Tokyo and the Tokyo Tower, a fitness center, offices, shops and restaurants. When construction was completed in 2002, the tower was the tallest ...more

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City/Town: Tokyo, Japan

Opened: Jan 01 2002

Structural Height (m): 216.0

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Kasumigaseki Building is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures
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Kasumigaseki Building


The Kasumigaseki Building is a 36-story skyscraper located in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo. The building is widely regarded as the first modern office skyscraper in Japan. The reason high-rise buildings were not built in the country earlier was that Japan's Building Standard Law set an absolute ...more

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City/Town: Tokyo, Japan

Opened: Apr 01 1968

Structural Height (m): 156.0

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