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Last updated March 22, 2019

10. Okachimachi, Akihabara

The anime town and underpass where one can see handicrafts

10. Okachimachi, Akihabara

The Underpass is special space utilization in Tokyo. Post-war electronics stores and recently renovated shopping facilities are expanding. See the varied handicrafts such as arts and crafts, subculture and cuisine.

  • Metropolitan center and sub-center
  • Joto
  • Shopping

Route

Select a spot to see details such as tourist information and barrier-free information.

  1. Start JROkachimachi station[North Exit]

    About 9 minutes on foot foot About 490 meters

  2. Spot1 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN

    About 8 minutes on foot foot About 450 meters

  3. Spot2 3331 Arts Chiyoda

    About 15 minutes on foot foot About 880 meters

  4. Spot3 mAAch ecute KANDA MANSEIBASHI

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 220 meters

  5. Spot4 Akihabara Radio Center

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 320 meters

  6. Spot5 CHABARA AKI-OKA MARCHE

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 140 meters

  7. Goal JRAkihabara station[JR Electric Town Exit]
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2019
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for the actual visit of a spot such as the time required, details on restrooms, and travel time between spots.

Explanation of PictogramsNote Items are indicated in dark blue if applicable.

There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
Wheelchair-accessible restroom (located within the ticket gates at train and subway stations unless noted otherwise)
There are nursing areas
Nursing area (with diaper-changing table, unless noted otherwise)
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Osotomate-friendly facility
Osotomate-friendly facility
Parking for the impaired
Parking for the impaired
Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
Explanations, etc. available through tactile maps or in Braille
START!
  1. Start JR Okachimachi station [North Exit]

    Start at JR Okachimachi station [North Exit]
    For station details, refer to the JR East website.

    JR East website

  2. About 9 minutes on foot foot About 490 meters Travel Tips The North East entrance of 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN has steps, so wheelchair users should use the North West entrance.

  3. Spot1 2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN About 30 minutes

    2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN

    A new area themed around handiwork developed during the JR East Japan city development. In railroad terminology, this facility is named "2k540m" to show its distance from Tokyo Sation. Okachimachi, once teeming with artisans of traditional Edo crafts, is starting a movement of a new style of handicraft.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • Parking for the impaired
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are no steps on the West side, but there are 3 steps at the East entrance, so be careful when moving.

    Restroom
    The toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom near the Kuramaebashi-dori side exit.

    Restroom Information

    There is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom near the Kuramaebashi-dori side exit.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-6806-0254
    Address
    5-9 Ueno, Taito-ku (Underpass between Akihabara and Okachimachi stations on the Yamanote line)
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    11:00 - 19:00 (Opening times may vary)
    10:00 - 20:00 (Centre road opening times)
    Closed days
    Wednesday (Closed days may very if Wednesday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.jrtk.jp.e.wz.hp.transer.com/2k540/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

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    Various unique stores effectively use the JR underpass, such as stores that are both a shop and a workshop, stores selling unique items, or workshops where one can try a craft.

  4. About 8 minutes on foot foot About 450 meters

  5. Spot2 3331 Arts Chiyoda About 30 minutes

    3331 Arts Chiyoda

    A cultural-arts complex that opened in 2010 in the old Rensei Secondary School building. It has a gallery, office, café, and shop and is also used for cultural exchange such as workshops, seminars and exhibitions. The free-space can be used free of charge for such things as reading or resting.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Enter the facilities via the slope. Use the intercom if help is required. Wheelchair users can use the elevator to access each floor. However, there are steps to the roof that restrict access.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) on the 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-6803-2441
    Address
    6-11-14, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Free entry (Fees may apply to certain exhibitions)
    Hours
    10:00 - 21:00 (last entry is 30 minutes before closing)
    *Dates and hours vary with tennant and gallery.
    Closed days
    Please check the Official Website.
    Official Website
    https://www.3331.jp/en/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

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    This facility keeps the atmosphere of the old Rensei Secondary School while allowing you to enjoy various art centers.

  6. About 15 minutes on foot foot About 880 meters Travel Tips The sidewalks on Chuo-dori are wide, but be careful of tourist and other pedestrians depending on the day and time.

  7. Spot3 mAAch ecute KANDA MANSEIBASHI About 30 minutes

    mAAch ecute KANDA MANSEIBASHI

    A shopping complex made using the old Manseibashi Station viaduct. You can see vestiges of the former Manseibashi Station.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The passageways on the 2nd floor deck and the open deck along the Kanda River are somewhat narrow (width: 110 cm).

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms with ostomate facilities (with a nappy changing area) on the 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3257-8910
    Address
    1-25-4, Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    11:00 - 23:00 (until 21:00 on Sundays and national holidays)
    shop hours 11:00 - 20:00
    Closed days
    Irregular holidays
    Official Website
    http://www.ecute.jp/maach

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  8. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 220 meters

  9. Spot4 Akihabara Radio Center About 5 minutes

    Akihabara Radio Center

    Post war, electircal radio engineers would gather at the underpass to sell radio parts which was the only entertainment at the time. Close to 40 stores stock their own highly specialised parts. Akihabara flourished as an electronics town with the change in popularity of audio, home electronics and computers recently and many specialists from around the world visit Akihabara Radio Center.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Be careful when moving with a wheelchair as the center is usually crowded with tourists and shoppers.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3251-0614
    Address
    1-14-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://www.radiocenter.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  10. About 6 minutes on foot foot About 320 meters

  11. Spot5 CHABARA AKI-OKA MARCHE About 30 minutes

    CHABARA AKI-OKA MARCHE

    An excellent market where great Japanese products are gathered and on the site of the once bustling Kanda fruit market. As well as being able to obtain tasty goods, this is a place to connect producers and consumers and to feel the traditions and lore of the rich cuisine. Starting in Nippon Department Store Shokuhinkan, coffee shops such as Yanaka coffee sell around 30 types of coffee bean obtained from the producers.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Wheelchair users can enter the store via the slope on the Okachimachi entrance. Although wheelchairs can manoeuver in the store, take care as it may be crowded with shoppers. The toilet with wheelchair access is near the wooden barrel display.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities). (Look for the wooden barrel display)

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3258-0051
    Address
    8-2, Kanda Neribeicho, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    11:00-20:00
    Closed days
    The first Wednesday in June and November
    Official Website
    http://www.jrtk.jp.e.wz.hp.transer.com/chabara/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

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    Chabara is a portmanteau of "Yachaba" and "Akihabara". Also, the traditions and depths of the cuisine can be seen here.

  12. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 140 meters

  13. Goal JR Akihabara station [JR Electric Town Exit]

    JR Akihabara station [JR Electric Town Exit] is the goal.
    For station details, refer to the JR East website.

    JR East website

Sightseeing spots around the area between
Okachimachi・Akihabara

  1. Spot6 AMEYOKO PLAZA

    AMEYOKO PLAZA

    A shopping mall below the central guard of Ueno Ameyoko Shopping Street. There are many cheap, good quality stores here.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are no steps at the West exit. Take care as there are 5 places on the East side (JR side) with steps. Be careful as the route is narrow and crowded.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3836-1800 (AMEYOKO PLAZA Mall Cooperative Office)
    Address
    6-10-7, Ueno, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    10:00 - 19:30
    Closed days
    2nd Wednesday of every month (open everyday in December)
    Official Website
    http://www.ameyoko-plaza.com/en/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot7 Akihabara UDX

    Akihabara UDX

    This is a multi-purpose complex facility featuring conference or event spaces, restaurants and theaters around the concept of "exchange between people" and "accumulation of information and technology" as a symbol of Akihabara the town at the cusp of cultural information dissemination.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出あり

    As the 2nd floor only has manual entrances, wheelchair users should use the elevator from the 1st floor. There are no steps on any floor. There are several parking spaces for users with impairments, and the interphone at the entrance provides guidance. Motorized wheelchairs can be borrowed without charge from the 1st floor disaster control center. This can be used between 10:00 and 18:00.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 2nd floor

    Restroom Information

    There is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom on each floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3252-5091
    Address
    4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://udx.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2019.
Note 2:
The travelling time for the routes is estimated at 60 meters per minute.
Note 3:
It is recommended that you make preliminary confirmations of the information listed here by phone before your outing as there may be changes in the data.
Note 4:
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury that may be incurred due to this information.
Note 5:
Consumption tax is included in all listed fees as a general rule. Fees such as admission fees are those for adults unless stated otherwise.
Note 6:
It is recommended that visitors with physical impairments make preliminary inquiries at facilities that they wish to visit such as through their websites. They might be offered discounts or exemptions from fees for the disabled, although the conditions for the presentation of physical impairment certificates may differ.
Note 7:
As a general rule, holiday seasons such as the year-end and New Year's holidays, the Obon holiday break, and Golden Week are not listed.
Note 8:
As a general rule, the hours listed here are the opening and closing hours. Please note that the final time for admission listed here is generally from 30 minutes to 1 hour before closing time.
Note 9:
Please make confirmations with the transit agency you are travelling with before your outing as traffic information may change due to natural disasters or depending on the season.
Note 10:
Map information is the result of investigation from September 2018 to January 2019.