Lively student district in north of Tokyo Imperial Palace and the business district around Tokyo Station that is known for its cheap curry houses and second-hand book stores. It is also home to one of the country’s most important (and controversial) shrines: Yasukuni Shrine.

More relaxed and laid-back than some of Tokyo’s other central districts, the area is well worth a weekend stroll when the weather is good.

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Location
Kanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0051
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Key Attractions

National Museum of Modern Art

Japan’s first national art museum opened in 1952 and now contains a variety of exhibits that show the evolution of Japanese art over the course of the 20th century. There are three buildings: the Art Museum, Craft Gallery, and National Film Center.
10:00-17:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays). Closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday.

Yasukuni Shrine

The history of Yasukuni Shrine (靖国神社) as a site of enshrinement for the war dead extends all the…
8:00-22:00
Events & Festivals in the Area

Mitama Matsuri

Jul 13Jul 16
One of Tokyo’s most popular summer festivals, Mitama Matsuri (みたままつり) at Yasukuni Shrine has been held every year…
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