Archi-Depot is Japan’s first museum dedicated to architectural models At close to 450 sq. meters it houses over 100 storage shelves, each filled with models by Japan-based architectural firms. You’ll find structures by Kengo Kuma, Shigeru Ban, Atsushi Kitagawa, Tadao Ando and many other major names, and detailed scale models of familiar buildings, such as Tokyo Skytree.

Exhibits are also labeled with QR codes that visitors can scan to access more information, including blueprints and photographs, via a special website.

For ¥1,000 entry, it’s a great opportunity for architecture fans to see the scope of architectural practice in Japan, including plans for private residences, not to mention examine various uncommissioned works, such as competition proposals for Tokyo’s new National Stadium.

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