Akasaka Yoko Hotel

Sightseeing Spot InformationLocation

Akasaka is located in the heart of Tokyo. This is the perfect location as a base for business and sightseeing.
You can get to the major municipalities in the metropolitan area by train in about 30 minutes (e.g. Tokyo, Ginza, Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Akihabara).
You will come across restaurants in various styles (e.g. Japanese food, Western food and Chinese food) in Akasaka. In addition, you can enjoy meals that suit your needs - from reasonable restaurants to high-class restaurants. This area is home to sushi restaurants and ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurants), so you can also experience traditional Japanese cuisine.
On the one hand, there are state-of-the-art facilities (e.g. Akasaka Sacas) here, while on the other hand, there are also historic temples and shrines (e.g. Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Branch Temple and Hie Shrine). This means you can see both the past and present.

Popular Spots Near the Hotel

Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown

7 minutes on foot

You will find many shops, restaurants and the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo Midtown. Moreover, there is a garden adjacent. There are events here every season (e.g. cherry blossoms in spring and illuminations in winter), so you can have fun all year round.

National Art Center, Tokyo

National Art Center, Tokyo

15 minutes on foot

The National Art Center is a new type of art museum that does not have any collections. It holds various exhibitions making use of one of the largest exhibition spaces in Japan (14,000 m2) and is replete with a restaurant, café and museum shop to allow you to enjoy art up close.

Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills

20 minutes on foot or 10 minutes by Chii-Bus

Roppongi Hills is home to a brand street shopping mall, movie theater, Tokyo City View observation deck, Mori Art Museum and the Sky Deck rooftop open-air observation platform. You can spend the whole day here having fun shopping, eating and sightseeing.

Imperial Palace Garden

Imperial Palace Garden

Time required: Approx. 5 minutes
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Hibiya (5 minutes)

Part of the former Imperial Palace Garden was opened as a national park called the Imperial Palace Garden in April 1949. There are many remains here as the special historic site of Edo Castle. You can see famous remains (e.g. Double Bridge at the Palace and the Fushimi Turrets) focused on the open space in front of the Imperial Palace.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Time required: Approx. 14 minutes (ride: 6 minutes / transfer: 9 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Kasumigaseki (3 minutes)
Kasumigaseki → Kamiyacho (2 minutes)

Tokyo Tower is a comprehensive radio wave tower that was opened in 1958. There is a large observation platform at a height of 150 m and a special observation platform at a height of 250 m. Foot Town is located below this with amusement facilities (e.g. an aquarium) and cafes/restaurants. The tower is lit up at night in various ways to match the seasons and events.

Tokyo Sky Tree Town®

Tokyo Sky Tree Town®

Time required: Approx. 33 minutes (ride: 23 minutes / transfer: 10 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Otemachi (9 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line:
Otemachi → Oshiage (14 minutes)

The Tokyo Sky Tree®, the world's largest tower (634 m), is home to the Tembo Gallery at a height of 450 m and the Tembo Deck at a height of 350 m. This means you can look out over the streets of Tokyo. There are various facilities below these including Tokyo Solamachi with over 300 stores, Sumida Aquarium and Konica Minolta Planetarium.

Tokyo Disney Resort®

Time required: Approx. 41 minutes (ride: 25 minutes / transfer: 16 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Hibiya (5 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line:
Hibiya → Hatchobori (7 minutes)
JR Keiyo Line:
Hatchobori → Maihama (13 minutes)

Tokyo Disney Resort® consists of hotels and commercial facilities centered on Tokyo Disney Land and Tokyo Disney Sea.

Mount Takao

Mount Takao

Time required: Approx. 1 hour 26 minutes (ride: 1 hour 6 minutes / transfer: 20 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Kokkai-gijidomae (1 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line:
Kokkai-gijidomae → Yotsuya (5 minutes)
JR Chuo Line Rapid:
Yotsuya → Takao (58 minutes)
Keio Takao Line:
Takao → Takao Yamaguchi(2 minutes)

You can come into contact with nature about one hour from the city center here at Mt. Takao. This mountain has been given three Michelin stars - ranking it alongside Mt. Fuji.

Popular Areas

Ginza

Ginza

Time required: Approx. 10 minutes (ride: 6 minutes / transfer: 4 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Hibiya (5 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line:
Hibiya → Ginza (1 minutes)

Ginza is a leading business district in Japan. It is known as a high-class shopping district. You can still find traditional Japanese shops here in addition to overseas luxury brand shops, famous Japanese department stores and fast fashion shops. This means you can enjoy shopping to your heart's content. You will also find eating and drinking establishments here. There are many ways to have fun - from reasonable restaurants to high-class restaurants and from Japanese food to Western food and Chinese food. In addition, Ginza is also home to theaters (e.g. Kabukiza Theatre) and galleries, so you can also come into contact with art.

Facilities

Kabukiza Theatre, Sony Building, Hibiya Park, Wako and Ginza Avenue

Odaiba

Odaiba

Time required: Approx. 40 minutes (ride: 18 minutes / transfer: 22 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Kokkai-gijidomae (1 minutes)
On foot:
Kokkai-gijidomae → Tameike-sanno (6 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line:
Tameike-sanno → Shimbashi (4 minutes)

Odaiba brings together commercial facilities that can be enjoyed by families. These include Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari (a natural hot spring theme park) and Palette Town (an indoor amusement facility). This area is found on the waterfront. Therefore, you can have fun taking a walk or jogging in the park or beach on a sunny day.

Facilities

Odaiba Beach Park, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Ooedo-Onsen-Monogatari, Palette Town, Diversity Tokyo Plaza, Fuji Television, Legoland Discovery Center Tokyo, Madame Tussaud Tokyo and DECKS Tokyo Beach

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

Time required: Approx. 20 minutes (ride: 10 minutes / transfer: 10 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Meiji-jingumae (6 minutes)
On foot:
Meiji-jingumae → Harajuku (2 minutes)
JR Yamanote Line:
Harajuku → Shinjuku (4 minutes)

Shinjuku is one of the leading business districts in Japan. Kabukicho and Golden Gai are lined with many eating and drinking establishments. The area is also replete with department stores and large stores, so you can also enjoy shopping. In addition, you can take a walk in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and forget that you are in the center of a massive city.

Facilities

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Hanazono Shrine, Shinjuku Nishiguchi Omoide Yokocho and Shinjuku/Hanazono Golden Gai

Shibuya

Shibuya

Time required: Approx. 10 minutes (ride: 6 minutes / transfer: 4 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Omote-sando (4 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line:
Omote-sando → Shibuya (2 minutes)

Shibuya is at the cutting edge of youth culture. This area is home to fashionable restaurants, bars, clubs, live music clubs, shops and more. This attracts young people from all over Japan. This is also the place of origin of Japanese kawaii (cute) culture. Various events are held at Yoyogi Park at the weekends.

Facilities

Scramble Crossing, SHIBUYA 109, Shibuya Hikarie, Shibuya Mark City, Tokyu Hands Shibuya, Bunkamura and Yoyogi Park

Harajuku and Omotesando

Harajuku and Omotesando

Harajuku: Time required: Approx. 6 minutes
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Meiji-jingumae (6 minutes)
Omote-sando: Time required: Approx. 4 minutes
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Omote-sando (4 minutes)

Harajuku is the center of fashionable and pop youth culture. Takeshita Street is always crowded with young people because it is lined with shops selling fashion, general goods and accessories. If you take a short walk from Harajuku, you will come across Omotesando - a city for adults with a calm atmosphere. You can also enjoy art in galleries as well as fashion here.

Facilities

Takeshita Street, Laforet Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Omotesando Hills, Kiddy Land Harajuku and Design Festa Gallery Harajuku

Asakusa

Asakusa

Time required: Approx. 35 minutes (ride: 23 minutes / transfer: 12 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Kokkai-gijidomae (1 minutes)
On foot:
Kokkai-gijidomae → Tameike-sanno (6 minutes)

Asakusa is where you can still find the friendly atmosphere of traditional commercial and working-class neighborhoods of Edo. There are many tourist attractions here including Kaminarimon, Senso Temple and Nakamise Avenue. You can enjoy shopping or eating in the shopping district and riding a jinrikisha (rickshaw) around the tourist spots to be able to come into contact with the traditions of Japan. There are also events you can enjoy in each season, such as cherry blossoms in spring and fireworks in summer.

Facilities

Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Avenue, Kaminarimon, Asakusa Hanayashiki, Asakusa Cultural Tourism Center and Kappabashi Dougu Street®

Ueno

Ueno

Time required: Approx. 27 minutes (ride: 23 minutes / transfer: 4 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Hibiya (5 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line:
Hibiya → Ueno (18 minutes)

There are so many tourist spots in Ueno you will not be able to see them all in one day. These include the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Ueno Zoo and Ueno Ameyoko Shopping District. There are also many well-established eating and drinking establishments in the surrounding area, so you can enjoy a meal at a famous traditional restaurant.

Facilities

Ueno Zoo, National Museum of Nature and Science, Ueno Royal Museum, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Ueno Ameyoko Shopping District, Ueno Park, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Garden, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Museum and Shitamachi Museum

Akihabara

Akihabara

Time required: Approx. 29 minutes (ride: 19 minutes / transfer: 10 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Hibiya (5 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line:
Hibiya → Akihabara (14 minutes)

Akihabara is a world-famous electric town also commonly known as Akiba. Many electric-related shops have gathered here - from shops handling the latest electrical appliances to shops dealing with rare electric components. Moreover, this area is the place of origin for otaku (geek) culture. Anime/comic shops idol goods shops and maid cafes line the streets here.

Facilities

Akihabara UDX Restaurant City AKIBAICHI and AKIBA Cultures Zone

Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi

Time required: Approx. 17 minutes (ride: 9 minutes / transfer: 8 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Otemachi (8 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line:
Otemachi → Nihombashi (1 minutes)

Offices, department buildings and well-established stores line Nihonbashi to make it the center of commerce and finance. Ningyocho in Nihonbashi is where you can still find many specialty stores founded in the Edo period (1603 to 1868) and well-established/famous shops such as restaurants that preserve traditional tastes. Setomono Market, Ningyo Market and Bettara Market are held here depending on the season.

Facilities

Nihonbashi, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Mitsui Main Building, Mitsui Memorial Museum, Head Office of the Bank of Japan, Suitengu and Amazake Yokocho

Roppongi

Roppongi

20 minutes on foot
Chi bus 10 minutes on foot

The area around Roppongi is home to embassies from various countries. This means that many shops and eating/drinking establishments aimed at foreigners have gathered here. Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and other giant complex facilities have been developed in this area, so you can enjoy shopping and eating throughout the day. In addition, you can come into contact with art because Mori Art Museum, the National Art Center and Suntory Museum of Art are located here.

Facilities

Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown, National Art Center, Mori Art Museum, Suntory Museum of Art and Mori Garden

Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro

Time required: Approx. 28 minutes (ride: 20 minutes / transfer: 8 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Meiji-jingumae (6 minutes)
Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line:
Meiji-jingumae → Ikebukuro (14 minutes)

This is one of the leading business districts in Japan. You can enjoy amusement facilities, shopping and meals in Sunshine City (an indoor theme park and aquarium), department stores and electronics retail stores. You can also come into contact with art in the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. There are also many spots related to anime here. This means there are various ways you can enjoy yourself in this area.

Facilities

Sunshine Aquarium, Namja Town, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Animate Ikebukuro and Sunshine 60 Observation Deck

Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi

Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi

Sengoki: Time required: Approx. 16 minutes
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Sengoki (16 minutes)
Omote-sando: Time required: Approx. 14 minutes
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line:
Akasaka → Nezu (14 minutes)

The area from Yanaka to Nezu and Sendagi is one in which the friendly atmosphere of traditional commercial and work-class neighborhoods remains remarkably strong. The Yanaka Ginza Shopping District is a traditional shopping district with a nostalgic feel. If you make your way down the intricate alleys, you will come across the scenery of retro Tokyo as though you have traveled back in time to the good old days.

Facilities

Yanaka Ginza Shopping District, Nezu Shrine, Calligraphy Museum and Old Yasuda Kusuo Residence Garden