Akasaka-Mitsuke Station 赤坂見附駅
South of the Imperial Palace
Akasaka-Mitsuke Station is a subway station in Minato ward, Tokyo, serving a lively entertainment, shopping and hotel district. Although directly on two lines, it actually indirectly serves five lines.
Akasaka-Mitsuke Station serves the Akasaka-mitsuke district, in the north-eastern corner of Akasaka in Minato ward, Tokyo.
Akasaka-Mitsuke Station provides access to the lively entertainment district of Akasaka Mitsuke, which has a great many small bars, restaurants, and other places to socialize. Akasaka-Mitsuke Station is one of the few Tokyo railway stations that allows transfer to and from neighboring stations without the commuter having to pass through a ticket gate.
Akasaka-Mitsuke Station Subway Lines
Akasaka-Mitsuke Station is directly on two subway lines, but actually serves five lines in total.
To explain, Akasaka Mitsuke Station is directly on the Ginza Subway Line (Akasaka-Mitsuke Station G-05) and Marunouchi Subway Line (Akasaka-Mitsuke Station M-13).
However, the station is connected to Nagatachō Station, 400 meters to the east, by underground passage, which serves the Yūrakuchō Subway Line (Nagatachō Station Y-16), the Hanzōmon Subway Line (Nagatachō Station Z-04), and the Nanboku Subway Line (Nagatachō Station N-07). It is therefore possible to change trains between Akasaka-Mitsuke and Nagatachō station without passing through a ticket gate - making them virtually the same station.
Akasaka-Mitsuke Station Exits
Akasaka-Mitsuke Station accesses sixteen exits, most of them shared with neighboring Nagatachō station. But the main three exits, for access to the area around the station itself, are Exit A (for Aoyama-dōri Avenue ), Exit 8 (for Tokyu Plaza and the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu), and Exit 10 (for BIC Camera, the east side for Sotobori-dōri, and the west side for the entertainment district). The other exits shared with Nagatachō Station are some distance away.
A pre-paid card such as Pasmo or Suica, is the recommended way to travel on the Tokyo subway, but paper tickets can also be purchased at the station.
Exits A, B, C, D and 5 of Akasaka-Mitsuke Station have an elevator to ticket gates, and there is another elevator inside down to the platforms. Exit 10 is also barrier-free, but only with the assistance of station staff.
Train service starting and ending times vary a little between the lines, but start about 5:30 a.m. and end about half past midnight.
The stations next on the Ginza Line are Aoyama-Itchōme Station to the west and Tameike-sannō Station to the south-east.
The stations next on the Marunouchi Subway Line are Yotsuya Station to the north-west and Kokkai-gijidōmae Station to the south-east.