Guide to Tsukuba Express Akihabara and How It Compares to JR and Hibiya




Many trains pass near Akihabara. Out of them,

In this article, you will find detailed instructions on how to get to the station and what are some pros compared to other lines.  


The perks of Tsukuba Express Akihabara Station



The reason many people choose Tsukuba express for its speed. It can take you to Tsukuba, located in Ibaraki prefecture, in only 45 minutes. Since there are no rail crossings, there are rarely any delays due to accidents.

You can also use free WIFI in all Tsukuba Express trains.

It stops at many other tourist spots, such as Asakusa – the most traditional part of Tokyo.


Here is the list of stations.



How To Get to Tsukuba Express Akihabara station


Tsukuba Express Akihabara station is right next to Hibiya and JR Akihabara stations, which is good for people switching trains but can be a bit confusing for those new to Tokyo. Dark blue and red signs should take you safely to the station.


Three Gates


Tsukuba Express Akihabara station has three gates.




A1: Transfer gate to JR station 

A2: Traffic square gate

A3: Kanda Myojin Dori Street gate



A1 gate leads to JR Akihabara, Hibiya Akihabara and Toei Shinjuku Line Iwamoto station. It is also the closest to Showa Street and one of the most popular Akihabara atractions – AKIBA TOLIM.



A2 gate leads to Hibiya Akihabara and JR Akihabara station. It is the closest to JR Akihabara Showa-Dori gate.





If you follow the stairs/elevator outside gate A3, you will find yourself next to Yodobashi Camera which is the best place to start your Akihabara adventure since it is close to many sightseeing spots, such as UDX and Kanda Myojin Shrine.


Let`s enter the station



There are platforms 1 and 2 but since Akihabara is the last stop you can use either just don`t forget to check from which platform the next train leaves.


Coin Lockers




There are coin lockers inside the station perfect for heavy suitcases or shopping bags. Tsukuba Express station does not have a lot of lines like JR Akihabara you are more likely to find an available one.


And a currency exchange machine!



Akihabara station is less crowded than at the airport so here you can get some Japanese yen in no time.


Rare Vending Machines







Some of these vending machines can be seen only here. There sell all types of affordable souvenirs.


Akihabara Station




1 Chome, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan


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