Japan Train Stations: Akihabara Station Tokyo
Akihabara Station 秋葉原駅
Akihabara Station is located a little east of central Tokyo in Chiyoda ward, at the heart of the Akihabara electronics area.
Akihabara Station was first opened in 1890 for freight traffic and began to serve passengers in 1925.
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. The Akiba Shuttle bus departs from the Central (Chuo) exit of Akihabara Station to Asakusa (in front of Kaminarimon Gate) and Tokyo Sky Tree with the first bus at 9.05 am and the last bus at 8:10 pm, about every 30 to 50 minutes; 210 yen for adults, or 206 yen with an IC card.
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, from 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 its numerous stores selling computer games, and geek culture (otaku) goods.
There is a small square at the back of the JR station.
The office@akiba opposite the large Yodobashi Akiba electronics store has a pay toilet for 100 yen, a smoking room and information corner.
Akihabara Station Video
Nearby Akihabara Station
Yanagimori Shrine is a picturesque Shinto shrine across the Kanda River, just south of Akihabara Station.