Fraser Suites Akasaka is located in the centre of the affluent commercial and residential district of Akasaka in Tokyo. Its proximity to the Japanese Parliament, Akasaka Palace and the Imperial Garden imbues Akasaka with an upscale cachet, reflected in its dining and entertainment establishments that attract those from the higher echelons of power. It is a cultural hub as well, with Shinto shrines, concert halls and exquisite gardens where you can experience the essence of Japan’s rich heritage. The hotel is near train stations.
Fraser Suites Akasaka, Tokyo
5-2-33 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- Pharmacy (5 min on foot)
- Convenience store (3 min on foot)
- Boutiques (6 min on foot)
Nearest Metro stations
- Akasaka Metro Station (Chiyoda Line), 7 min walking distance
- Akasaka-mitsuke Metro Station (Ginza and Marunouchi Lines), 10 min walking distance
The sheer scale and frenetic pace of Tokyo can be intimidating or thrilling, depending on your perspective. But one thing is for certain – there is never a dull moment in one of the most populous cities on the planet.
The city is a rich tapestry of traditional and modern elements as evidenced in its Shinto shrines co-existing with steel skyscrapers. Its citizens are indefatigably courteous, its efficient public transport services run like clockwork, its attractions wide-ranging enough to appeal to a variety of tastes.
Tokyo's districts have distinct personalities – the energetic youth culture of Shibuya and Harajuku versus the glitzy atmosphere of Ginza for instance – and the best way to experience the sights and sounds is to stroll down its streets. In some areas, such as Akasaka, walking can be quicker than taking the subway.
Essential facts about Tokyo
Spring: March – May
Summer: June – August
Autumn: September – November
Winter: December – February
Japanese is the main language. Some English is spoken at key tourist sites and in a business context.
GMT +9 hours
Visitors to Japan must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries, which include Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK and almost all European nations.
Japanese Yen (¥). Notes come in denominations of 1,000 yen, 2,000 yen, 5,000 yen and 10,000 yen, and coins in denominations of 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, and 500 yen.
Credit cards are accepted in larger establishments. The most commonly accepted ones are American Express, JCB, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and Diners Club.
GST (Goods & Services Tax)
International Tourist Tax
From 7 January 2019, a ¥1,000 departure tax will be levied on travellers departing from Japan.
Tipping is not commonly practised in Japan.
Banks: 09:00 – 15:00 hours, closed on Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Offices: 09:00 – 17:00 hours
Shops (hours may vary): 10:00 – 20:00 hours
110V with Type A flat two-pin plug