List of Famous Tokyo Buildings & Structures Buildings

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

    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 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
    • Architect: César Pelli
    • Created By: César Pelli
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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
    • Floors: 28
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    Capsule Inn Akihabara

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan, East Asia, Asia
    • Building Function: Capsule hotel
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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 French ...more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan
    • Opened: Jan 01 2002
    • Structural Height (m): 210.09
    • Floors: 48
    • Architect: Jean Nouvel, Jon Jerde
    • Created By: Jean Nouvel, Jon Jerde
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    DIB-200 is a possible mixed use supertall skyscraper project proposed by Kajima Construction and designed by Sadaaki Masuda and Scott Howe. If constructed, it would be 800 metres tall. The name stands for Dynamic Intelligent Building of 200 stories. The design consists of 12 cylindrical modules 50 ...more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan, Earth, Asia, East Asia
    • Structural Height (m): 800.0
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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 source ...more

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    • City/Town: Japan
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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

    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 height ...more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan
    • Opened: Apr 01 1968
    • Structural Height (m): 156.0
    • Construction Started: 1965-03
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    Keio University Library

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    • City/Town: Keio University, Japan
    • Opened: Jan 01 1982
    • Architect: Fumihiko Maki
    • Architecture Firm: Maki and Associates
    • Created By: Fumihiko Maki
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    Midtown Tower is a mixed-use skyscraper in Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo. Completed in 2007, it is the tallest of the six buildings within the Tokyo Midtown complex, at 248.1 meters, and was the tallest office building in Tokyo until 2014. The building is home to numerous companies and The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan
    • Opened: Mar 31 2007
    • Structural Height (m): 248.1
    • Architecture Firm: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
    • Created By: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
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    Mizuho Bank Head Office Building

    The Mizuho Bank Uchisaiwaichō Head Office Building is a 143 m tall skyscraper in Tokyo, Japan. At 38 stories the building is the 86th tallest building in Tokyo. It contains 1.4 million sq ft of office space, 100% of which is now occupied by Mizuho Bank, the consumer banking arm of the second-largest ...more

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    • City/Town: Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
    • Opened: Jan 01 1980
    • Structural Height (m): 132.0
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    Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is a 204-metre, 50-story educational facility located in the Nishi-Shinjuku district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The building is home to three educational institutions: Tokyo Mode Gakuen, HAL Tokyo, and Shuto Ikō. Completed in October 2008, the tower is the second-tallest ...more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan
    • Opened: Oct 01 2008
    • Structural Height (m): 204.0
    • Architect: Kenzo Tange
    • Created By: Kenzo Tange
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    The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mixed-use residential and office tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan. Completed in 1972, the building is a rare remaining example of Japanese Metabolism, an architectural movement emblematic of Japan's postwar cultural ...more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan
    • Opened: Jan 01 1972
    • Architect: Kurokawa Kisho
    • Created By: Kurokawa Kisho
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    NEC Supertower

    The NEC Super Tower, headquarters of NEC Corporation, is a 180 metre tall skyscraper in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It was completed in 1990 and was designed by Nikken Sekkei. Its primary use is as a commercial office space. 43 stories high and five underground, it was constructed at a cost of some 60 billion ...more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan
    • Opened: Jan 01 1990
    • Structural Height (m): 180.0
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    New National Theatre, Tokyo

    The New National Theatre, Tokyo is Japan's first and foremost national centre for the performing arts, including opera, ballet, contemporary dance and drama. It is located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo. The construction of the NNTT was completed in February 1997, with its first public performances ...more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan
    • Building Function: Opera House
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    Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chōme Redevelopment

    The Nishi-Shinjuku 3-Chōme Redevelopment is a large proposed redevelopment project in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The proposal includes a 77-story office tower, two 66-floor and one 50 floor residential towers. The 77-story office tower, called East Office Tower, is set to rise 338 metres and become ...more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan, East Asia, Asia
    • Opened: Jan 01 2010
    • Floors: 77
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    NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building

    The NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building is a skyscraper located in the Shibuya in Tokyo, Japan. At 240 metres tall, it is the fourth tallest building in Tokyo.more

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    • City/Town: Tokyo, Japan
    • Opened: Sep 01 2000
    • Structural Height (m): 240.0
    • Floors: 28
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    Omotesando Hills is a shopping complex in central Tokyo built in 2005, in a series of urban developments by Mori Building. It occupies a two hundred and fifty meter stretch of Omotesandō, a shopping and residential road in Aoyama, sometimes termed Tokyo's Champs-Élysées. It was designed by Tadao Ando, ...more

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    • City/Town: Japan
    • Architect: Tadao Ando
    • Created By: Tadao Ando
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    The Rokumeikan "Deer-cry Hall" was a large two-story building in Tokyo, completed in 1883, which was to become a controversial symbol of Westernisation in the Meiji period. Commissioned for the housing of foreign guests by the Foreign Minister Inoue Kaoru, it was designed by Josiah Conder, a prominent ...more

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    • City/Town: Japan
    • Architect: Josiah Conder
    • Created By: Josiah Conder
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