Akihabara and Ueno are famous tourist spots in Tokyo located relatively close to each other, so much that many tourists choose to visit them on the same day or spend the night and take their time sightseeing.
There are two ways to get to Ueno from Akihabara and vice versa.
You can use two lines to get from Akihabara to Ueno, Yamanote, and Keihin Tohoku Line.
Whichever you take, Ueno is just two stations away. They even leave from opposite sides of the same platform.
From JR Akihabara Entrance to the platform
Firstly, there are four entrances to Akihabara station.
- Electric Town Gate
- Showa-Dori Gate
- Central Gate
- Atre 1 Gate
However, the platform is a bit far from Showa-Dori and many easily get lost, so here are detailed instructions on how to get there.
Climb the escalators・stairs a few times
When you pass through the gate, head for the escalators. Yamanote Line sign is green and Keihin Tohoku Line sign is light blue.
As stated above, the train bound for Ueno leaves from platforms 1 and 2 and one bound for Tokyo stops at platforms 3 and 4. Be careful not to mix them up.
Continue straight down the passageway towards the escalators.
They lead to the center of the station which is connected to all platforms.
There is an escalator with a yellow sign which shows the road to Chuo line. Ignore them and continue forward.
Go down the escalators/stairs.
You should see information boards for platforms 1 and 2 next to green and light blue signs. Go down these escalators.
Head for platforms 1 and 2.
When you exit the escalators you will find yourself at a bit wide space that is Showa-Dori entrance. If possible, entering through Showa-Dori gate is and easier choice.
In this hall, you will find the escalators leading Yamanote and Keihin Tohoku Line platforms. Just follow the green and light blue signs.
Hop on the train
As stated above, both trains will take you there in two stations. Just take the one that comes first. However, Yamanote Line tends to be more crowded.
〒01-0021 1-15-4 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021
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