March 21 - April 01, 2019


SCHEDULE: as of 2019-03-04, subject to modifications


sunrise - sunset  ca. 05:50 - ca. 18:15

Japan = UTC +8 hours; after March 25th: UTC +7 hours


Thursday, Mach 21st, 2019 / departure from Vienna - Frankfurt

individual check-in

10:10 – 11:40  flight Vienna – Frankfurt with LH 6347

13:35 – 08:40 Frankfurt – Osaka with LH 740  (arrival on March 22nd)


Friday, Mach 22nd, 2019 / Osaka

08:40 arrival at Kansai Airport / Renzo Piano, e.a., 1994

group meeting at the arrival exit

please follow sign: ARCH ON TOUR

Bus transfer

House for Pottery Festival / ofea Office for Environmental Architecture, 2018

                        (interior visit, meeting with Norio Yoshinaga - in request)

Atelier ofea Office for Environmental Architecture

common lunch at Chibo Dotonbori


Rokkaku-do Temple

Dotombori street

15:00 check-in Candeo Hotel Osaka Namba

free afternoon and evening

1st night at "Candeo Hotel Osaka Namba"


Saturday, March 23rd / Osaka - Naoshima

breakfast at the hotel

transfer to Shin-Osaka station

by Shinkansen "Nozomi" from Shin-Osaka to Okayama


car ferry from Uno Port to Naoshima island / Miyanoura Port

Yayoi Kusama "red Pumpkin"

Naoshima Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto

Chichu Art Museum / Tadao Ando, 2004 (visit in 2 groups)

individual lunch at Chichu Café

Lee Ufan Museum / Tadao Ando, 2010 (vist in 2 groups)


Honmura Lounge & Archive

Art House Project Naoshima / Gokaisho, Kadoya, Minamidera

renovation of 7 historic Japanese houses by architects & artists:  Tadashi Yamamoto & Tatsuo Miyajima, Tadao Ando & James Turrell, Rei Naito & Masaru Kimura, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hiroshi Senju, Yoshihiro Suda, Shinro Ohtake

Go-Oh Shrine / glass stairs by Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2002

Ando Museum / Tadao Ando, 2013

Naoshima Hall  / Kazuhiro Ishii

Minamidera / Tadao Ando, James Turrell

transfer to the hotel

Yayoi Kusama "yellow Pumpkin"

common dinner at "Tsutsujiso", Naoshima

1st night at Benesse House, Naoshima / Tadao Ando, 1992


Sunday, March 24th, 2019 / Teshima, Naoshima

breakfast at the hotel

individual walk to the beach and sculpture garden

hotel shuttle to Honmura Port

Passenger Port Terminal / SANAA, 2017

ship taxi to Teshima island, Ieura port

Teshima Yokoo House / Tadanori Yokoo, Yuko Nagayama (visit in 2 groups)

ship taxi to Karato port

Teshima Art Museum / Rei Naito, Ryue Nishizawa, 2010 (visit in 2 groups)

Les Archives du Coeur / Christian Boltanski, 2008

ship taxi back to Naoshima island

shuttle to the hotel

Benesse House Museum / Tadao Ando, 1992

common dinner Benesse House, Restaurant Issen

2nd night at Benesse House, Naoshima


Monday, March 25th, 2019 / Naoshima - Kyoto: Central

breakfast at the hotel

hotel shuttle to Miyanoura port, ferry to Uno

by Shinkansen "Nozomi" from Okayama to Kyoto

individual lunch at the train

transfer to the hotel

check in Mitsui Garden Shinmachi Bettei Hotel, Kyoto


Issey Miyake Store in historical Machiya house / Naoto Fukasawa, 2018

Nishiki Market

Bake cheesecake store / Yusuke Seki, 2016 (Lego counter)

Pass The Baton Gion / Masamichi Katayama, 2015

walk through Ponto-cho area, historical Ponto-cho street

Times II Building / Tadao Ando, 1991

common dinner at "Isomatsu"

1st night at Mitsui Garden Shinmachi Bettei Hotel, Kyoto


Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 / Kyoto North

breakfast at the hotel


Shugakuin imperial villa and garden / 1655 (visit in 2 groups)

Saginomiya shrine

Entsu-ji Temple

common lunch at "Takaragaike", Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto / Togo Murano

Kyoto State Guest House / Nikken Sekkei, 2005

free evening

2nd night at Mitsui Garden Shinmachi Bettei Hotel, Kyoto


Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 / Kyoto West

breakfast at the hotel


Katsura Rikyu imperial villa and garden / 1615 (visit in 2 groups)

Shimokatsura-Goryo-Jinja shrine

common lunch at the tea house in Ryoan-ji garden "Ryoanji Yudofu Seigenin" (Tofu specialities)

Ryoan-ji Zen-Temple and garden

  Hirano Jinja   shrine

hot bath "o-furo" at the hotel

dinner at "Izakaia Iro"

optional: K8 Bar / Florian Busch Architects, 2016

3rd night at Mitsui Garden Shinmachi Bettei Hotel, Kyoto


Thursday, March 28th, 2019 / Kyoto - Tokyo: Roppongi

breakfast at the hotel


by Shinkansen "Nozomi" from Kyoto to Tokyo


check-in "Roppongi S Hotel"/ Hiroyuki Ito


acrylic shop / Klein-Dytham architecture, jewellery and objects by Masako Ban,

                       meeting with Masako Ban

Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower, 2003:

Mori Art Museum

Tokyo City View Observatorium (phantastic city view)

Axis building (design shops, galleries)

common dinner at at "Otsuna Sushi"

1st night at "Roppongi S Hotel"


Friday, March 29th, 2019 / Tokyo: Roppongi, Shinjuku

breakfast at the hotel


National Art Center Tokyo / Kisho Kurokawa, 2007 (visit in 2 groups)

Tokyo Midtown Complex

Design Sight 21_21 / Tadao Ando, 2007 (Austellung)

Suntory Museum of Art / Kengo Kuma, 2007

(exhibition: Kawanabe Kyosai: Nothing Escaped His Brush)

common lunch at Kasuitei Roppongi / Manabu Chiba, 2016

Metro, Monorail

Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless (visit of the exhibition)

free evening, recommendation: Shinjuku

2nd night at "Roppongi S Hotel"


Saturday, March 30th 2019 / Tokyo: Asakusa, Ueno, Tokyo, Ginza, Shimbashi

breakfast at the hotel


Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates, 2012


Nat. Museum of Western Art / Le Corbusier, Maekawa, Junzo Sakakura, Takamasa Yoshizaka, 1959

                                       exhibition: Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism

common lunch at "Kamameshi Haru", Ueno

JR Yamanote Line

JP Tower Kitte / former Tokyo Central Post Office / Tetsuro Yoshida, 1931 /

renovation and interior : Kengo Kuma, 2013

                Good shoes good foot store / Ryusuke-Nanki, 2018

walking tour with Hiroya Kawabata through Ginza, center of former Edo:

International Forum / Raphael Vignoly, 1996

Mikimoto Ginza 2 / Toyo Ito

Tokyu Plaza Ginza / Nikken Sekkei, 2016 (Kiriko Terrace)

San Ai Dream Center / Nikken Sekkei, 1962

Ginza Place / Klein Dytham architecture, 2017

Jugetsudo Kabukiza / Kengo Kuma & Associates, 2013

Nicolas G. Hayek Center, Swatch group / Shigeru Ban (interior visit in request)

                    alternative: Ginza Six / Yoshio Taniguchi (roof garden)

Nakagin Capsule Tower / Kisho Kurokawa, 1972

common dinner at "Washoku-en" at Shiodome Tower

3rd night at "Roppongi S Hotel"


Sunday, March 31st, 2019 / Tokyo: Minami Aoyama, Omotesando, Jingumae, (Shibuya)

breakfast at the hotel


Nezu Museum / Kengo Kuma, 2009 (exhibition and garden)

Collezione Aoyama / Tadao Ando, 1989

Issey Miyake, Yoshi Yamamoto Shops

Prada / Herzog & de Meuron, 2005

Sunny Hills cake shop / Kengo Kuma, 2018

Free afternoon and evening to visit the flagship-stores individually and in small groups with an architectural map by Kawabata Design Office, which will be handed out on place: a nice walk from Omotesando to Harajuku, everything is very easy to find.

- optional guided walking tour with Hiroya Kawabata:

Spiral Building / Fumihiko Maki, 1985

One Omotesando / Kengo Kuma & Associates, 2003

Tods Omotesando / Toyo Ito, 2005

Omotesando Keyaki building

Omotesando Hills / Tadao Ando, 2007

Dior Omotesando / sanaa Kazuyo Seijima, 2005

GYRE / MVRDV, 2007

Cat street, e.a.

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku / Hiroshi Nakamura NAP, 2012 (Dachgarten)

Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange, 1964

free evening, recommendation: Shibuya, p.e.: Hotel Koé / Suppose Design Office, 2018

4th night at  "Roppongi S Hotel"


Monday, April 1st, 2019 / Tokyo - Vienna

breakfast at the hotel

10:00 transfer to Narita Airport

13:35 – 18:35 Tokyo – Vienna / direct flight by Austrian Airlines OS 52






March 21 - April 01, 2019


concept: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR

guiding: by local architects and experts

tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG



March 21, 2019 / flight Vienna - Frankfurt: 10:10 – 11:40 by Lufthansa LH 6347, flight Frankfurt - Osaka Kansai : 13:35 – 08:40 by Lufthansa LH 740 (arrival on the 22nd)

March 22 (arrival) - 23, 2019 / OSAKA / 1 night (incl. breakfast) at the centrally located "Candeo Hotel Osaka Namba"

March 23 - 25, 2019  / NAOSHIMA / visits of museums and art installations on the islands Naoshima and TESHIMA  / 2 nights (incl. breakfast and 1 dinner) at the exquisite "Benesse House" Naoshima by Tadao Ando, on the seaside

March 25 - 28, 2019  / KYOTO / 3 nights at the centrally located "Mitsui Garden Shinmachi Bettei" Hotel, modern japanese with japanese bath and breakfast

March 28 - April 01, 2019  / TOKYO / 4 nights at "Roppongi S Hotel" (incl. breakfast) at Roppongi,

in walking distance to many points of interest and for going out

April 01, 2019 / flight Tokio Narita - Vienna: 13:35 – 18:35  / direct flight by Austrian Airlines OS 52





per person in a double (twin) room: 4.380,- EUR  (incl. tax)

single room supplement: 985,- EUR


the tour price includes: flights (Economy class) from/to Vienna, outbound by Lufthansa via Frankfurt and direct return by Austrian Airlines, 10 nights with breakfast in particular and centrally located hotels (refer to itinerary and schedule), airport transfers, coach, Shinkansen Nozomi, ferries Ship-Taxi, Suica passes for JR and Metro in Tokyo, 11 meals excluding drinks (water and tea usually included) in selected restaurants according to the schedule, all entrance fees to museums, temples, etc., guided visits, program and expert moderation by Marion Kuzmany


not included: individual meals and individual program, drinks at restaurants and bars, taxi rides


schedule: subject to modifications


Tour operator:  Mondial GmbH & Co. KG

General Terms and Conditions: "Allgemeine Reisebedingungen (ARB 1992)"


Attention: modified cancellation terms:

from the day of written registration until 40 days before departure.........15%

from 39 until 30 days before departure.........................................................25%

from 29 until 20 days before departure.........................................................35%

from 19 until 11 days before departure ........................................................50%

from 10 until 08 days before departure.........................................................65%

from 07 until 04 days before departure.........................................................85%

from 3 days (72h) until departure .................................................................100% of the tour price.


Any cancellations can only be accepted in writing.


Participation is at your own perils and risk.


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