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Updated: November 5, 2019

The Harajuku-Omotesando area is the birthplace of culture and fashion, and a showcase of trendy and state-of-the-art architecture.

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Yoyogi National Stadium

This distinctive hanging-roof structure, which comes into view just a short walk away from Harajuku Station, was designed by Kenzo Tange for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Today, the facility still stages many sports events, as well as cultural events like concerts. The stadium is set to serve as an Olympic venue again in 2020.

徒歩15 mins


Dior Omotesando

Designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architectural duo SANAA, this white building is topped with a dazzling star, the symbol of Dior. In true Dior fashion, the draped façade conjures up images of a skirt.

徒歩5 mins


Omotesando Hills

Designed to blend in harmony with the landscape, the building is roughly the same height as the zelkova trees lining the street. An atrium stretching three floors above street level and three floors below cuts through the commercial space, where tenants stand side by side along a gently rising spiral ramp that echoes the slope of Omotesando itself. The raw concrete walls and geometrical forms offer a glimpse of architect Tadao Ando's signature style.

徒歩5 mins


Prada Aoyama

Designed by Swiss architecture team Herzog & de Meuron, this building catches the eye with its diamond-shaped glass panes, which reflect the sky and shine like crystals by day and reveal the light from within like a showcase by night.

徒歩10 mins


Nezu Museum

This museum, opened in 1941 to preserve and display the collection of its founder, Kaichiro Nezu, reopened in 2009 with a new main building design by Kengo Kuma. The open, relaxing interior space connects seamlessly with the lush 17,000-square-meter Japanese garden, which offers a view of the changing seasons.

Tokyo Architecture Guide