Things to do in Japan

My class at Norwegian University of Technology and Science, department of Product Design, is considering a trip to Japan in the spring of 2005. We’re interested in visiting product design companies and schools in Tokyo or Kyoto.

My question is: Does anyone have any tips for companies, studios, events - basically anything that has to do with product design in Japan?

As we just have started looking into this (we’re also considering other destinations, but japan is our favourite spot at the moment), any suggetions are very welcome!


Hi there, i went to Japan 2 years ago as a design studio in Interior Design. You may wanna look at visiting Idee i think it’s called and I think it’s based in Omote Sando. Not sure…but i helped in setting up the Hybrid Objects exhibition at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo end of 2002. Was good.