1 to 2 hours
Due to the continued global spread of the COVID19 virus and the associated impact upon public health and safely in Japan, reservations for all tours and experience programs will be SUSPENDED until May 2020, or until the situation improves and relevant restrictions upon travel are lifted.
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~ Inoutbound Sendai Matsushima Inc.
The centre of Towada City is a treasure-trove for architecture and art enthusiasts, home to many works designed by legendary international architects: the Towada Modern Art Museum by Ryue Nishizawa, Towada City Library by Andou Tadao, Towada Civic Plaza by Kuma Kengo, just to name a few! Why not re-appreciate these masterpieces from a new perspective – in the dark of night? Embrace your inner artist and follow your guide on a walk to all three of these architectural wonders, as well as other artistic highlights hidden around the city streets.
Meet your architectural guide/interpreter at Towada Citizens Exchange Plaza “Towaare”.
(1) Learn more about the “Towaare” plaza which was designed by Kengo Kuma, a legendary Japanese architect who also designed the National Stadium for the Tokyo Olympics..
(2) Move on foot to one of the town’s most famous landmarks, the Towada Art Museum designed by Ryue Nishizawa. Appreciate the building in a whole new light (literally) as the showcase installation “Colored Fragments” comes to life – a display of geometry and colour that can only be seen at night. You’ll also have the chance to see such works as “Flying Man and Hunter” and “Even Shetia” that can also only be enjoyed at night.
(3) Move on foot to the nearby Towada Civic Library designed by Tadao Ando. The true beauty of the architecture is accentuated at night by the lights shining from within the building.
Tour ends at library.