Akasaka, Tokyo


Akasaka, Tokyo

Akasaka (赤坂) ("Red Slope") is a residential and commercial district of Minato, Tokyo, located west of the government center in Nagatachō and north of the Roppongi nightlife district.

Akasaka (including the neighboring area of Aoyama) was a ward of Tokyo City from 1878 to 1947, and maintains a branch office of the Minato City government.

Notable sites

*Akasaka Palace and State Guest House
*akasaka Sacas
*Embassy of the United States, Cambodia, Canada, Iraq, Spain and Syria
*Ark Hills and Suntory Hall
*Nogi Shrine
*Tokyo Midtown - currently the tallest high-rise complex in Tokyo
*The Gallery Saatchi & Saatchi - now closed

Companies based in Akasaka

*JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)
*Komatsu
*Tokyo Broadcasting System
*ING
*Becton, Dickinson and Company

The Japanese offices of Citigroup, Milbank Tweed and Clifford Chance are also located in Akasaka.

ubway stations

*Akasaka Station (Tokyo) (Chiyoda Line)
*Akasaka-mitsuke Station (Hanzomon Line, Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line)
*Aoyama-itchōme Station (Hanzomon Line, Ginza Line, Toei Oedo Line)
*Nogizaka Station (Chiyoda Line)
*Tameike-Sannō Station (Ginza Line, Namboku Line)

Education

chools

Akasaka's public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Minato City Board of Education ( [http://www.city.minato.tokyo.jp/kyoiku_e/index.html] in English, [http://www.city.minato.tokyo.jp/kyoiku/index.html] in Japanese).

Akasaka High School [http://www.akasaka-h.metro.tokyo.jp/] is operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education.

Libraries

The Akasaka Library exists in Akasaka. [http://www.city.minato.tokyo.jp/e/liv/serv/com/com03.html]

ee also

References


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