Akasaka-Mitsuke Station is located at the edge of Akasaka on the Metro Ginza and Marunouchi subway lines. As both Ginza and Marunouchi are old lines, the station lies close to the surface and uses short trains. The relatively small sized trains make these lines very crowded, and hence the station also becomes a busy and crowded place. Another feature of the Akasaka-Mitsuke Station is that it is connected by a long but very convenient tunnel to Nagatacho station on the Namboku, Hanzomon and Yurakucho lines.

Place of Interest:

The only sight within the area is the Hie Shrine, located on the top of a hill at the edge of Akasaka just 5 minutes walk from the Akasaka-Mitsuke Station. This famous Tokyo shrine was originally built in 1478 inside the Edo Castle (now the Imperial Palace) as protection from its enemies. It was moved to its present location in 1659 with its role as the guardian of the Palace unchanged.

The outside façade of the shrine is simple concrete, but its torii gate has images of the monkey, considered to be the messenger of the shrine god. Also located within the shrine is a museum with a display of Tokugawa swords and deity figures.

Once a year in mid-June, the shrine holds the Sanno Matsuri, one of the larger shrine festivals of Tokyo. This festival features parades of portable shrines and palanquins, processions of people in traditional court dress, music, dancing, and yatai stalls.

Featured Hotels in the Akasaka-Mitsuke area that we represent
Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka (G-05, M-13)

The Akasaka Prince is ideally located in the business and government district just 2 minutes walk from the Akasaka-Mitsuke Station, close to bustling shopping areas, popular tourist spots and entertainment attractions. This ultramodern 40-story hotel Tower by award-winning architect Kenzo Tange features 761 spacious guest rooms, over 30 meeting and banquet facilities, and 15 excellent restaurants and bars.

Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu (G-05, M-13)

The Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu is situated in central Tokyo just 1 minute walk from the Akasaka-Mitsuke Station, the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu features 535 guestrooms and four suites, 17 women's rooms, conference rooms, banquet halls, a Business Center, and a shopping arcade. Guests can enjoy the hotel's close proximity to Tokyo’s historic landmarks and exciting attractions.

New Otani Hotel Tokyo (G-05, M-13)

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is an ideal home away from home for busy international travelers, offering the ultimate in guest room amenities and services. Located only 3 minutes walk from the Akasaka-Mitsuke Station, the hotel's redeeming feature is its spectacular 10-acre Japanese garden, complete with a pond and a red-lacquer bridge. Among its 33 restaurants are La Tour d'Argent, Japan's first Trader Vic's, and the revolving Sky Lounge.

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