Ginza Nakagin Capsule Tower Tour

Discover Kisho Kurokawa's Nakagin Capsule Tower and experience what the future looked like back in 1972

Among all the modern and contemporary works by world-renowned designers in Tokyo, Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower constructed in 1972 probably is the most iconic architecture of the 20th century. It's most striking feature of 4 x 2.5m size capsules stacked up high is the prime example of the "Metabolism architecture movement" advocated by a group of young, avant-garde Japanese architects, including Kurokawa during the high economic growth period in Japan.

However, the Capsule Tower Building is now facing risk of demolition, as it is showing signs of dilapidation. In this tour, you will also learn about various activities to save the Nakagin Capsule Tower. This tour cooperates fully with Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation and Restoration Project and part of the tour fee will be donated to support the project.

On this tour, we will visit a couple of beautifully renovated capsules with the original amenities, such as a 45 year old Sony TV and open reel tape deck attached. Since the capsule appeared in the “Heroes Reborn” TV mini-series in 2015, many intrigued fans from all over the world started visiting this building but internal observation without special arrangement is usually not accepted, therefore please don’t miss this chance to discover Nakagin Capsule Tower and experience what the future looked like back in 1972.


2 Working Days
1 hour
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Time: 12 pm

Duration: 1 hour

What You Get

Ginza Nakagin Capsule Tower Tour


  • English speaking guide
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses
Additional information:
  • This tour is supported by the Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation & Restoration Project and part of the tour fee will be donated to support the Project
  • Please be sure to be on time as this is a group tour.
  • No entry inside the building without our guides.
  • No photos in the public space such as the entrance hall, lobby and hallway stairs.
  • Restroom are not be available in the tower.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Nakagin Capsule Tower Building Entrance

8 Chome-16-10 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061

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