Akasaka, Tokyo

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Akasaka

赤坂
District
Akasaka, Tokyo.jpg
Akasaka with Akasaka-mitsuke Station beneath the intersection in the foreground
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
WardMinato
AreaAkasaka Area
Population
 (January 1, 2016)
  Total17,603
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
Area code(s) 03

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

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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

Hikawa Shrine Akasaka Hikawa Shrine.jpg
Hikawa Shrine
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace State Guest House Akasaka Palace main entrance.jpg
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace
Rikidozan's expensive apartment in Japan, called "the Riki Mansion", as it existed in 2007 Riki Apt.JPG
Rikidōzan's expensive apartment in Japan, called "the Riki Mansion", as it existed in 2007

In neighbouring Moto-Akasaka (literally "original Akasaka") to the North:

Companies based in Akasaka

TBS in Akasaka Tokyo Broadcasting System(TBS) in Akasaka.JPG
TBS in Akasaka

Previously Jaleco Holding had its headquarters in the Akasaka DS Building (赤坂DSビル, Akasaka DS Biru) in Akasaka. [20] [21]

The Japanese offices of the following are based in Akasaka:

Subway stations

A platform of Akasaka Station Akasaka-Station-Form-1st.jpg
A platform of Akasaka Station

Education

Schools

Akasaka's public elementary and junior high schools are operated by the Minato City Board of Education ( in English, [29] in Japanese).

Akasaka High School was operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Board of Education. It closed down in March 2009. It reopened the next month as the Aoyama campus of Ōta Sakuradai High School .

Third Junior & Senior High School of Nihon University was previously in Akasaka, but it moved to Machida in 1976. [30]

Libraries

The Akasaka Library has moved to a new building in 2007, near the Aoba Park and the Aoyama-itchōme subway station. [31]

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Coordinates: 35°40′29″N139°43′54″E / 35.6747°N 139.7317°E / 35.6747; 139.7317