Tokyo International Forum, Chiyoda

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The Tokyo International Forum is a multi-purpose exhibition center in Tokyo, Japan.

One of its halls seats 5,000. In addition to seven other halls, it includes exhibition space, a lobby, restaurants, shops, and other facilities.

Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and completed in 1996, it features swooping curves of steel truss and glass; the outside is shaped like an elongated boat.

Standing between Tokyo Station and Yūrakuchō Station, its address is in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, on the site formerly occupied by Tokyo City Hall.

On the first floor, facing in the direction of Edo Castle, is a bronze sculpture of Ōta Dōkan.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The hang out once in a while. Massage shop Ms France famous omelette shops, coffee shops and convenience stores there. This is useful when a staff on the Keiyo line exit you go underground after the Keiyo line.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Only 4 stars because I found it a bit boring. Maybe it was just the timing of it and didn't really like how they required payment for to see the featured works of art. Maybe 1 payment would be less co...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Walk from Yurakucho station now exhibition hall near the train station. 2017 first went to the Tokyo Secretary. Several venues and I lost a little bit, but is a convenient venue. There is various events.
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  • February 11, 2017
    Amazing building to walk though. Go up through the elevator and then walk down and cross over through the glass walk ways admire the building's construction. It's extremely quiet on the upper floors - there are a few restaurants and eateries on the top floors and there are heaps of bathrooms. The place is very warm and toasty to escape to in winter. Designed to be like a ship, the construction is worth spending some time admiring.
  • May 21, 2017
    Worth visiting if only to take photos of the vast and impressive atrium. The rest of the architecture, especially on the west side of the building, is a bit lifeless but at least it's trying to do something different. There's not much in the way of restaurants but the basement connects handily to the underground passageways that lead from Ginza/Yurakucho all the way north to Tokyo Station/Otemachi. A lot of food trucks park up in the central plaza during weekday lunchtimes to feed the local office workers.
  • July 4, 2017
    Oedo antique market on Sunday. Really nice place to find old stuff.
  • May 4, 2017
    Impressive architecture by Rafael Viñoly. Go straight up to avoid the crowd and walk your way down through the ramp, which gives you an all around perspective of the structure. IG 📷: thearchitectshoots
  • June 21, 2017
    Nice place with several events all year long. Conference room, concert place, several restaurants, convenience store.

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