Yurakucho Station 有楽町駅

Yurakucho Station Entrance

Yurakucho Station entrance.

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In the heart of Tokyo

Yurakucho Station is one stop south of Tokyo Station on the Yamanote Line and also on the Keihin-Tohoku Line and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.

The gado-shita

In Japan, the spaces located under the railway tracks at stations often have an array of shops and restaurants. These areas are known as gado-shita. 

The gado-shita at Yurakucho Station lies under the Yamanote Line and is the largest and best-known in the country

It is particularly popular with  salarymen, who come for yakitori restaurants, izakayas, and/or enjoy a drink at the many standing-only bars. 

This area stretches over 700 meters and has an old-fashioned charm that attracts many tourists.

The Tokyo International Forum

Leaving via the Hibiya exit and continuing straight leads to Hibiya Park and Imperial Palace Park. .

Also in this area is the Tokyo International Forum, a large glass and steel exhibition center that has several concert halls, restaurants, and shops.

This center also hosts the Oedo flea market on the first and third Sunday of the month, where more than 250 exhibitors display their goods.

Yurakucho Gadoshita

Gado-shita streets in Yurakucho.


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