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Modern Japanese Buildings Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Culture

If you’ve ever wondered where to go to see the best marvels of architecture, look no further than the Shiodome City Center (汐留シティセンター). The Shiodome City Center is large, beautiful, light blue skyscraper that is headquarters to airline and travel industries. In addition, there are many restaurants that feature Korean, French, Indian and Japanese cuisines. There is also a post office, an ATM and even a dental clinic, so you can get all your errands done at the Shiodome!


The Dentsu Headquarters Building (電通本社ビル) is 48 floors high with a sharp, angled look. It is headquarters for the Dentsu Corporation, which is an advertising agency. It is truly an ecofriendly building with a roof that collects rainwater so that it can be recycled and reused and specially made windows that can adjust the temperature by adding shades or adjusting to the outside weather.



The Izumi Garden Tower (泉ガーデンタワー) is a dark green building that is 708 feet high. The Izumi Garden Tower contains a high-end hotel, luxury apartments and other amenities like a fitness club, restaurants, small shops, office space, bank, convenience store, hair salon, bakery, coffee shop and a bookstore. The basement of the Tower is connected to the subway, so you don’t have to ever leave the building to get to a place!


The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka (グランドプリンスホテル赤坂) is a luxury hotel in Tokyo. After the big tsunami and earthquake in March of this year, the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka housed many evacuees and refugees. Since last year there have been plans to bulldoze the hotel so there won’t be many chances to see this great hotel in person, but at least you can still see pictures of this hotel!

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