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).
This global restaurant chain offers authentic tapas, pinchos, and other dishes from the Spanish cuisine. A showcase inside the restaurant displays the 10 to 15 pinchos on offer, from which customers can pick and choose.
Biodynamie is an organic tapas bar and restaurant. The "prosciutto and sprout cream pasta" is one of their signature dishes, with unlimited prosciutto topping.
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 ryotei (Japanese restaurants) for over 100 years.
This basement music venue and bar hosts a wide variety of music gigs such as jazz, rock and blues. The American-style live house is located in the sophisticated neighborhood of Akasaka and within a few minutes walk from Akasaka and Akasakamitsuke stations.
New Otani Art Museum
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.
Yoi no Kuchi
Yoi no Kuchi is a Japanese restaurant with an authentic atmoshpere. Their specialty is chicken and they offer affordable lunch sets.
Hie Jinja Shrine (Nagata)
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 Kanda Festival and the Fukagawa Edo Festival are all held here.
Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511
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.
Nagazumi is a Japanese restaurant located within a 3 minute walk from either Akasakamitsuke or Nagatacho.
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. Open by appointment, reservations can also be made on their website.
Located near Akasaka Station, this popular bar offers a variety of beer and other alcoholic beverages. The first floor is a standing bar, while the second floor offers table seating.
Takazawa, located in the Akasaka area of Tokyo, offers you the best mixture of Japanese and French cuisine.
Akasaka Kitafuku is the peerless Red King Crab dining place, which is known to have one of a kind crab course menu in Tokyo.
Completed in 2008, this large contemporary art piece features two large parakeets. The statue, located in Akasaka Sacas, was created by artist Noboru Tsubaki hailing from Kyoto.
Toyokawa Inari Temple Tokyo Betsuin
This temple is the Tokyo branch of the Toyokawa Inari Temple in Aichi prefecture.
Magic Bar Surprise
Bar featuring magic shows with 4 in-house magicians and occasional guest magicians.
Libertable (Akasaka Honten)
Libertable is a cake shop offering unusual cakes such as truffle-infused chocolate cake and apple fois gras cake.
The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Originally built in 1963 a year before the Tokyo Olympics as the Hilton Hotel (Tokyo), this hotel hosted celebrities such as the Beatles and Michael Jackson as its guests. The hotel closed in 2006, was renovated by Kengo Kuma and Associates and reopened in 201
1 minute on foot from Akasaka Station on the Chiyoda Line, this shop sells traditional Japanese sweets. The treats on offer at this confectionery shop are always made with ingredients that are currently in season.
Nadaman Sazanka-so (Hotel New Otani)
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. Seating is limited to five private tatami rooms, arranged in horigotatsu (a traditional Japanese way o
This facility comprises a residential high-rise condominium, the Akasaka ACT Theater, galleries, akasaka BIZ Tower (shops and dining), event space Blitz Akasaka, an open plaza that transforms into an ice-skating rink during winter and is home to television bro
[NOTICE: The Toraya Museum is closed until 2018 due to building restoration and preservation works.] This is the gallery of the famous Japanese confectionery company, Toraya.
Hotel New Otani Tokyo Japanese Garden
With over 400 years of history, this 10-acre garden on the 6th floor of the hotel complex was once owned by various samurai lords. Highlight features include the Akadama stones, red stones brought from Sado Island off the coast of Niigata Prefecture in Norther
Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu is right across from Akasaka-Mitsuke Subway Station. It offers 2 dining options, a variety of shops and comfortable rooms with free WiFi, wired internet access and a minibar.
Akasaka Crystal Hotel
Open from February 2015, Akasaka Crystal Hotel is conveniently located a 1-minute walk from Exit 10 of Akasaka Mitsuke Subway Station and a 7-minute walk from Akasaka Sacas. Guestrooms are air conditioned and come with cable inter
the b Akasaka-Mitsuke
Just a 2-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Subway Station, The b Akasaka-Mitsuke provides cosy rooms with a flat-screen TV and free high-speed WiFi. A cafe and relaxing massage service are featured.
Akasaka Granbell Hotel
Conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Subway Station, design hotel Granbell Akasaka boasts modern rooms with a spacious en suite bathing area.
APA Villa Hotel Akasaka-Mitsuke
Just a 2-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Subway Station, APA Villa Hotel Akasaka-Mitsuke provides simple modern rooms with an LCD TV, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Bar Del Sole serves breakfast and lunch buffets, for a fee
Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka
Centurion Hotel Grand Akasaka is a convenient 3-minute walk from Akasaka Subway Station and a 2-minute walk from Akasakamitsuke Subway Station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Hotel Risveglio Akasaka
Open from December 2015, Hotel Risveglio Akasaka is located just a 2-minute walk from Akasaka Mitsuke Station on the Marunouchi Line. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property and there is a restaurant on-site.