The Tour of Tadao Ando’s Architectures and Arts will be newly started in October

Date: 2010.09.02 | Market Promotion


The tour of Tadao Ando’s architectures and arts will be newly started in October and take you to experience Japanese design trends of 2010. The “architour”, started since 2006, is fully sponsored by TOTO and covers various aspects such as architectural lectures and the international architectures investigation activities. The activity has won wide recognition in the industry and attracted hundreds of senior designers and architects to take part in. TOTO expects to encourage the idea practitioners full of creative passion, lovers of architectures and journeys as well as social elites in all circles to go abroad to visit the Master’s footprints and thus stimulate their creative inspiration through this activity. 

Departure Time:
Oct. 2010
Japan (Naoshima, Awaji, Kobe, Osaka, Tokyo)
Traveling Expenses:
20,000 yuan (RMB)
Included Expenses:
Included Expenses:  
Round trip air ticket for economy class seats
Standard double room accommodation equal to those of 4-5 star hotels inland
Deluxe coaches for the whole overseas tour
Overseas catering
Professional guide for the whole tour
ADS group tour visa formalities
Professional tour explanation
Professional architectural tour guidebook
Before Sep. 10
For details, please dial:
021-64682277*112 (Yanming)

Naoshima, Making You Experience Unique “Thoughts”

Benesse Art Site, Naoshima—creating a unique space and experiences by integrating modern arts and architectures into beautiful natural environments,

The 1st Day
Oct. 19 (Tuesday)
Marine Station
Kazuyo Sejima
Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum/Annexe
Todao Ando
Chichu Art Museum
Todao Ando
Accommodation: Granvia Hotel,


The 2st Day
Oct. 20 (Wednesday)
Benesse Art Site
Todao Ando, etc
TOTO Sea Wind   
Todao Ando
Awaji Yumebutai 
Todao Ando
Accommodation: Westin, Awaji
Todao Ando


Kansai, Closely Appreciating the Master’s works
Osaka is the homeland of Research Institute and the combined commercial architectures such as “Midtown Forest

The 3rd Day
Oct. 21 (Thursday)
Water Temple
Todao Ando, etc
Hyogo Art Gallery
Todao Ando
Todao Ando Architectures Research Institute
Todao Ando
Namba Park
Ramble in Shinsaibashi (OXY, Mangu Street, Galleria
The Jerde Partnership
Accommodation: Cross Hotel
Design Hotel


The 4th Day
Oct. 22 (Friday)
Miho Museum
Ieoh Ming Pei
Leave for Tokyo by Shinkansen   
Todao Ando
TOTO Tokyo R&D Center
Todao Ando
Takashimaya Shopping Center, Tamagawa
Accommodation: Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo

Tokyo, the Kaleidoscope of Japanese Design
In 2010, The Tour of Tadao Ando’s Architectures and Arts will be specially upgraded in design projects of Tokyo. Besides investigation in Roppongi, Ginza, Omotesando districts, Cultural and design experiences in Ueno and Shiodome districts will be specially added in.

The 5th Day
Oct. 23 (Saturday)
Tokyo Midtown / Suntory Museum Of Art
Nikken Sekkei / Kengo Kuma
21_21 Design Sight Art Gallery   
Todao Ando
Shibuya Subway, Tokyo
Todao Ando
Omotesando: Omotesando Prada, etc
Aoyama AO Commercial Complex
Jacques Herzog&Pierre de Meuron
Accommodation: Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo


The 6th Day
Oct. 24 (Sunday)
Fukutake Hall of Tokyo University
Todao Ando
21_21 Design Sight Art Gallery
Todao Ando
Ueno Park (Tokyo Cultural Centre, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, The International Library of Children's Literature, The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures)
Free sightseeing in Odaiba, Toyota Motor Museum
Ito Toyo, Kengo Kuma, etc
Accommodation: Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo


The 7th Day
Oct. 25 (Monday)
Tokyo Metropolitian Government Building
Kenzo Tange
Shiodome (Shiodome Italia Creative Center, Dentsu Building, etc)  
Jean Nouvel
Back to Shanghai
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