TOP THINGS TO DO IN AKASAKA / 赤坂 おすすめ スポット

The station area of Akasaka is full of offices and during the day it is busy with salarimen running about, but in the evening it relaxes and becomes a nightlife area of narrow streets with pubs and restaurants. It's not really a tourist area, but there are some things to check out in the nearby vicinity.

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HIE SHRINE

This tranquil shrine is just a few minute walk from Sanno-Tamieke station. Maybe not the most spectacular shrine experience, but worth a look if in the area.

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NATIONAL DIET BUILDING

A 15 minute walk up the hill or short taxi ride East on Roppongi-dori avenue brings one to the Japanese Parliament building, the 'Diet'. The tall inca pyramid has winged chambers where leaders meet and discuss policy.

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NATIONAL DIET LIBRARY

A modern well run library that is very good for Japan study scholars and Japanese speakers. Registration card is necessary and members must be at least age 18.

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SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART

The Suntory Museum of Art is located a few minute walk from Akasaka toward Roppongi. It is behind the Tokyo Mid-Town complex with displays of ceramics, screens and other Japanese art - and changing exhibits.

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THE NATIONAL THEATER

East and North from Akasaka Mitsuke station is Japan's National Theater - with regular plays and Kabuki shows.

   


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