Neighborhood in Tokyo:

Akasaka

About Akasaka

Akasaka is a town in Minato, Tokyo. It is to the north of Roppongi. In the southwest corner, you will find the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Akasaka, was once the Samurai’s residency in the Edo era but it has been transformed by high buildings, hotels and fancy restaurants. While predominantly designed for residential and commercial purposes, Akasaka also features many antique shops and hotels. The name Akasaka originated from “Kinokunizaka”. It is an area that boasts first-class hotels and foreign embassies. Like Roppongi, Akasaka is now a notable entertainment venue at night. Another distinctive feature of Akasaka is the abundance of exclusive clubs and top-notch Japanese restaurants. You can see the political face of Akasaka, as the Prime Minister's Office of Japan is located here. TBS Broadcasting Center (often referred to as ‘The Big Hat’) is also found in Akasaka. Interesting historic attractions include the Hie Shrine and the Akasaka Myougonji Temple (Toyokawa Inari Shrine).

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Hie Jinja Shrine (Nagata)

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Located in Nagata, right next to the sophisticated area of Akasaka, this Shinto shrine is known for its grand historic festivals. The 11-day Sanno Festival, the

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Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511

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Kobe Beef Kaiseki is the restaurant only serves the highest A-5 grade beef that has scored 11 on the BMS (Beef Marbling Score) for Kobe beef.

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Takazawa

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Takazawa, located in the Akasaka area of Tokyo, offers you the best mixture of Japanese and French cuisine.

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Kasane

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Kasane is a Michelin-star Japanese restaurant.

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Akasaka Kitafuku

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Akasaka Kitafuku is the peerless Red King Crab dining place, which is known to have one of a kind crab course menu in Tokyo.

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Nagazumi

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Nagazumi is a Japanese restaurant located within a 3 minute walk from either Akasakamitsuke or Nagatacho.

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Toyokawa Inari Temple Tokyo Betsuin

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This temple is the Tokyo branch of the Toyokawa Inari Temple in Aichi prefecture.

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Akasaka Sacas

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This facility comprises a residential high-rise condominium, the Akasaka ACT Theater, galleries, akasaka BIZ Tower (shops and dining), event space Blitz Akasaka

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Akasaka Palace (State Guesthouse)

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Akasaka Palace is one of the two State Guesthouses of Government of Japan.

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Toraya Museum

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[NOTICE: The Toraya Museum is closed until 2018 due to building restoration and preservation works.] This is the gallery of the famous Japanese confectionery co

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Magic Bar Surprise

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Bar featuring magic shows with 4 in-house magicians and occasional guest magicians.

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Path Around Akasaka Goyochi

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Easily accessible from Yotsuya station, this walking path follows the perimeter of Akasaka Goyochi Palace grounds. The whole walk takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes

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Embassy of Canada

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The Embassy of Canada organizes embassy visits of the library, gallery and garden.

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Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square

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This crafts center displays art works created using Japanese traditional techniques. Most items are for sale.

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Entsuji Temple

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With a long history starting from 1678, this temple is most well known for the stunning use of shakkei, a "borrowed landscape" technique. Shakkei is a masterful

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Wa Space

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Wa Space is a gallery and event space located in Akasaka that showcases modern Japanese design. Please check their website for a list of events and exhibitions.

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Yoi no Kuchi

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Yoi no Kuchi is a Japanese restaurant with an authentic atmoshpere. Their specialty is chicken and they offer affordable lunch sets.

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Jodo-ji Temple

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Jodo-ji is a small Buddhist temple located in the Akasaka area of Tokyo.

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Biodynamie (Akasaka-mitsuke)

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Biodynamie is an organic tapas bar and restaurant. The "prosciutto and sprout cream pasta" is one of their signature dishes, with unlimited prosciutto topping.

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Dobashien

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First established in 1892, this tea and gift shop sells high-quality Japanese teas. The teas made by this company have been served at Tokyo's most luxurious ryo

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Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka

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Located in approximately 5 minutes from JR Akasaka Station, this hotel offers a great stay for both business and leisure. This hotel features rooms decorated in

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Pollyzeus

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Completed in 2008, this large contemporary art piece features two large parakeets. The statue, located in Akasaka Sacas, was created by artist Noboru Tsubaki ha

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Nadaman Sazanka-so (Hotel New Otani)

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Hidden away in the old Japanese garden behind the New Otani Hotel, this restaurant serves kaiseki-style (Japanese multi-course) cuisine for lunch and dinner. Se

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New Otani Art Museum

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The museum's collections consist primarily of unique modern art from France and Japan, along with a number of pieces of Japanese ukiyo-e art.