Yurakucho Station 有楽町駅
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.
Yurakucho Station is located in n Chiyoda-ku in central Tokyo.
Yūrakuchō Station is on the circular Yamanote Line, the Keihin-Tohoku Line from Omiya in Saitama Prefecture to JR Kawasaki Station in Kawasaki and Yokohama both in Kanagawa Prefecture and the Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line of Tokyo metro.
Yūrakuchō Station, now operated by JR East, opened in 1910 with the subway station opening later on in 1974.
There are connections on the Yamanote Line to Tokyo Station (just one stop), Hamamatsuchō (for Haneda Airport), Shinagawa, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Nishi-Nippori, Nippori, Ueno, Akihabara and Harajuku.
The Keihin-Tohoku Line connects Yūrakuchō to Kawasaki and Yokohama Station to the south and Ōmiya in Saitama to the north.
The Tokyo Metro Yūrakuchō Line runs through Yūrakuchō from Wakoshi Station in Wako, Saitama Prefecture and Shin-Kiba Station in Kōtō-ku, Tokyo.
Hibiya Station close to Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace is on the Chiyoda Line, Mita Line and Hibiya Line and is linked to Yurakucho Station by underground passage.
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.