Akabane in Tokyo

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  • Tokyo Akabane

  • JR Bridge Between Tokyo Akabane And Saitama

  • Arakawa River New Iwabuchi Sluice In Akabane Tokyo

  • Tokyo Akabane Along The Arakawa River

  • Tokyo Akabane Near The Arakawa River

  • View From Akabane To Saitma Over The Arakawa River In Tokyo

  • Tokyo Akabane Along The Arakawa River

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Facts & Figures

Akabane is the name for an district and a railway station in Kita-ku, Tokyo. Best Ryokans in Tokyo Explore Ryokans in Tokyo >
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Kita-ku belongs to one of the 23 special wards of the capital. The Akabane district is separated from the Saitama Prefecture by the Arakawa river (length 173km). The Akabane Station serves 87000 passengers/day.

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Akabane Station opened for the public in 1885.


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Akabane district is located within the Kita Ward (kita means north) in Tokyo.

How to get to Akabane?

  • Akabane Station is served by JR Akagi Line, JR Keihin Tohoku Line, JR Saikyo Line
  • JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line, JR Takasaki Line, JR Utsunomiya Line and
  • JR Odoriko Line

Sightseeing spots


Riverside park - walk along the Arakawa River and enjoy the open space and green scenery

New Iwabuchi Sluice / Floodgate - lower parts of Tokyo must protect itself from floods, this makes these sluices so important

Akabane Station - the commercial center of the district with many shopping facilities

Akabane Nature Observation Park - nice park including some historical houses

Wakamiya hachiman shrine - small Shinto shrine south of Akabane Station

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Akabane Baka Matsuri ("All Fools Festival") (last weekend of April)
It is a beautiful local festival with a big parade infront of Akabane station.

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