Akasaka Guide

Akasaka is a central city area that is home to the offices of lots of big companies. It was the main post war entertainment district, but has lost a bit of its shine. Overall, it’s considered pretty upmarket, but there are lots of cheapo attractions – parks, shrines, discount stores and cheap eating and drinking locations.
There are plenty of good, reasonable places for lunch covering a variety of cuisines. Bar Del Popolo is a particularly good place to pick up a reasonably priced espresso. Discount importer Yamaya and wholesale supermarket Hanamasa also have branches in the area.
Akasaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line as well as Tameikesanno Station, Akasaka-Mitsuke Station and Aoyama Itchome Station on the Ginza Line are all located partly or wholly within Akasaka.

List of places in Akasaka


Articles about Akasaka


Events in Akasaka

  • Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri

    Although it’s not one of the major festivals, the Akasaka Hikawa Matsuri is an easily accessible community festival with lots of activities and events. It also features restored ’dashi‘ which are traditional wheeled floats. That’s not a very enlightening description, [...]

  • Washi Candle Garden

    In what has become an annual event, students from Tama University will install washi (Japanese paper) lanterns each with a message to the people of the Tohoku region in remembrance and support of the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake [...]

  • Design Touch 2015

    Timed to coincide with more pricey events like Tokyo Designers Week and Designtide, Design Touch is completely free and open to all. It’s also on a much smaller scale – although it’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the [...]

Eating & Drinking in Akasaka

Entertainment in Akasaka

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