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12 glorious highlights in Tokyo's constellation of starchitecture

The mind-bending vision of Japan's world-leading architects

At the time of completion in 1964, the cable-suspension roof at Kenzo Tange's Yoyogi National Gymnasium was the largest of its kind. (Photo by James Hand-Cukierman)

This article is the first in a new collaboration between Nikkei Asia and FT Globetrotter. It will showcase the best journalism from Nikkei Asia writers about cities across the region, starting with Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. You can read more from Globetrotter here.

The late Japanese architect Kenzo Tange said that buildings "must have something that appeals to the human heart." Tokyo, where he made his name, offers plenty to set hearts aflutter. The designs of some of Japan's brightest starchitects are scattered across the city's map -- museums, restaurants, stadiums, even toilets.

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