Japan Train Stations: Akihabara Station Tokyo
Akihabara Station 秋葉原駅
Akihabara Station is located in the east of central Tokyo in the Chiyoda ward of the capital at the heart of the Akihabara electronics area.
Akihabara is an increasingly busystation in Tokyo after the opening of the Tsukuba Express allowing people in Chiba, Saitama and Ibaraki Prefectures living along the route to commute to work in Tokyo.
The Tokyo subway line that connects with Akihabara Station is Tokyo Metro's Hibiya Line.
Akihabara Station was first opened in 1890 for freight traffic and began to serve passengers in 1925.
Yodobashi Akiba electronics store, Akihabara Station
The JR Line platforms are above ground, whereas the modern platforms of the Tsukuba Express are contained in a huge, futuristic cavern deep underground.
Buses From Akihabara Station
There are buses from Akihabara Station to Haneda International Airport. Journey time is 30 minutes to Terminal 2 and 35 minutes to Terminal 1. Keisei buses from Akihabara Station also run to Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland via Tokyo Station. The journey time is 35 minutes. There are also buses from Akihabara Station to Tokyo Sky Tree with the first bus at 9.05am and the last bus at 8pm.
Long distance Highway Buses run from Akihabara to Osaka, Kyoto and Kyotanabe in the Kansai region, Fujioka, Maebashi and Takasaki in Gunma Prefecture, Toyama, Kanazawa, Tsuruoka and Sakata in Yamagata Prefecture as well as Tono, Kamaishi and Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture.
Bus to Tokyo Disneyland, Akihabara Station
Akihabara is a major commercial and shopping area in Tokyo and has become famous for its countless cut-price consumer electronic and gadget stores, its more recent trend of maid cafes and the hordes of "geeks" who descend on the place at weekends.
There is a small square at the back of the JR station. The facade of the JR station building underwent refurbishment (2009).
The office@akiba opposite the large Yodobashi Akiba electronics store has a pay toilet for 100 yen, a smoking room and information corner.