13
Shares
Pinterest Google+ Stumbleupon

The Nakagin Capsule Tower | Visiting Tokyo's Metabolism Architecture

Tokyo is no stranger to some of the most interesting architecture in the world. The Nakagin Capsule Tower is off the typical tourist path and is perfect for those who love architecture and wish to see something unique. 

Nakagin capsule tower tokyo architecture
  • Save
Photo sourced: Creative Commons

Tokyo feels like another world and much of this is because of its hybrid of architecture. You encounter so many different types of buildings and history, ranging from ancient Edo to modern. The Nakagin Capsule Tower is one of those relics in Tokyo that not only makes for awesome photographs, but it offers a unique travel experience to the curious mind. 

Where is The Nakagin capsule tower?

You will find this tower located in Ginza (Chuo Ward), right in the old Tsukiji neighborhood. Take the train to Shimbashi Station or Tsukijoshijo Station, or any of the closer stations around the area. 

Japanese Metabolism & The Nagakin Capsule Tower

The Nakagin Capsule Tower, or Nakagin Kapusero Tawa in Japanese,  was built in 1972 by an architect named Kisho Kurokawa. It’s one of the most interesting pieces of architecture in Tokyo and one of the few pieces of Metabolism remaining. 

Aside from the architecture, the most fascinating thing about this tower is the fact that it was built in just 30 days. The concrete capsules were designed for both residential use and office space. 

READ  5 Must See Tokyo Photography Travel Locations
Photo Sourced: Creative Commons, A circular bedroom window
Nakagin capsule tower
  • Save
Photo Sourced: Unsplash

How to See the Nakagin Capsule Tower

You can actually book a tour of the capsule tower via several tour companies. Here’s an easy tour you can book via Viator. 

“Metabolism (shinchuntaisha) was a post-war Japanese architectural movement that fused ideas about architectural megastructures with those of organic biological growth.”

Check Out More Adventures

Where to Record Shop In Shibuya Tokyo | An Insider’s Guide
  • Save
Where to Record Shop In Shibuya Tokyo | An Insider’s Guide
  • Save

Where to Record Shop In Shibuya Tokyo | An Insider’s Guide

Stephanie Jun 18, 2019 Japan Shopping in Tokyo Tokyo 0
Where to record shop in shibuya tokyo
  • Save
Read More
5 Fun Local Things to Do in Ginza Tokyo
  • Save
5 Fun Local Things to Do in Ginza Tokyo
  • Save

5 Fun Local Things to Do in Ginza Tokyo

Stephanie Jun 17, 2019 Japan Tokyo 0
5 Local Things to Do in Ginza
  • Save
Read More
The Best Coin Lockers and Luggage Storage in Shibuya Station
  • Save
The Best Coin Lockers and Luggage Storage in Shibuya Station
  • Save

The Best Coin Lockers and Luggage Storage in Shibuya Station

Stephanie Jun 16, 2019 Japan Tokyo 0
Luggage Storage and Coin Lockers in Shibuya
  • Save
Read More
5 Tokyo Districts Absolutely NOT to Miss
  • Save
5 Tokyo Districts Absolutely NOT to Miss
  • Save

5 Tokyo Districts Absolutely NOT to Miss

Stephanie Jun 13, 2019 Japan 0
Here are 5 neighborhoods you should definitely not miss on your next trip to Tokyo
  • Save
Read More
5 Days in Tokyo | The Best Way to See the City
  • Save
5 Days in Tokyo | The Best Way to See the City
  • Save

5 Days in Tokyo | The Best Way to See the City

Stephanie Jun 10, 2019 Japan Tokyo 0
Here’s how to spend 5 days in Tokyo
  • Save
Read More
The Nakagin Capsule Tower | Visiting Tokyo’s Metabolism Architecture
  • Save
The Nakagin Capsule Tower | Visiting Tokyo’s Metabolism Architecture
  • Save

The Nakagin Capsule Tower | Visiting Tokyo’s Metabolism Architecture

Stephanie May 30, 2019 Japan Tokyo 0
The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a relic from the Metabolism era
  • Save
  • Save
Read More

Get my Hidden Tokyo Neighborhood Guide and you’ll unlock Tokyo in a way you never thought possible. This guidebook covers nearly 30 different Tokyo neighborhoods in over 450 pages of top insider tips, all organized by neighborhood for quick and easy reference. This book is designed to help you actually leave, knowing Tokyothe most unknowable city. Learn more.

READ  Awestruck in Arabia: The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

TAKE YOUR TRIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL. UNLOCK THE MAGIC.

  • Save
  • Save
Previous post

3 Off-The-Beaten Path Japan Nature Adventures

Next post

5 Days in Tokyo | The Best Way to See the City

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Speak your mind & your latest blog post

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.