Designed by the Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly, Tokyo's largest convention center is an airy space of glass and steel. Host to events and dotted with modern art pieces, the Forum is a inspiring space for cultural exchange and learning.
It can be accessible by train.
The Forum is conveniently located right between Tokyo Station and Ginza, as well as Yurakucho Station.
From Yurakucho Station it is only a 1-minute walk to the Tokyo International Forum, or a 7-minute walk from Tokyo Station using the underground passageways.
Inspired by the idea of a 'boat of diversity', the vast glass lobby resembles a glass ark and is the focal point of the center. Spacious and airy, the steel framework arches up to 11-stories high. Throughout the building and the tree-filled courtyard you can admire pieces of modern art created by Japanese and international artists.
The Tokyo International Forum plays host to hundreds of shows, musical performances, conferences and exhibitions every year, many of which are open to the public. In the basement you will also find the Mitsuo Aida Museum, dedicated to the famous philisopher and calligrapher. There are several restaurants and cafes around the complex, and in the courtyard special fairs, events and food trucks vie for visitor's attention.