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Area and the City

Area and the City

YIEA Tokyo Academy is located in central Tokyo; it’s only 10 minutes by train from Tokyo Station. Despite the convenient location, we are located in a quiet area with a park, a library, an elementary school, a high school and other public services. The environment is excellent for keeping a focus on your study. Four minutes walk to the train station and you have easy access to the whole of Tokyo.

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The Ryogoku Kokugikan

The Ryogoku Kokugikan

access1 min. walk from neighboring station

Also known as the Ryogoku Sumo Hall, it is an indoor sports arena mainly used for sumo wrestling tournaments. It also houses a museum about sumo. You can also find shops with sumo-related goods and eateries run by former sumo wrestlers in the surrounding area.

The Museum & Art Gallery of Edo

The Museum & Art Gallery of Edo

access5 min. walk from neighboring station

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period. The main features of the permanent exhibitions are the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, the Nakamuraza theatre, and scale models of towns and buildings from the Edo, Meiji, and Showa periods. The neighboring Sumida Hokusai Museum exhibits beautiful world-renowned ukiyoe by Katsushika Hokusai. You can see for yourself the artworks which influenced many artists worldwide.

Akihabara

Akihabara

access15 min. walk

The famous Akihabara Electric Town started out as a major shopping center for household electronic goods. Nowadays, Akihabara is considered by many to be the center of otaku culture and a shopping district for video games, anime, manga, and computer goods.

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Sky Three

access10 min. by train

The Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting tower with a restaurant and an observation deck. It is the tallest tower in the world and lights up in different colors on different occasions. The tower is the centerpiece of a large commercial development which includes shopping malls, a planetarium, and an aquarium.

Shibuya & Harajuku

Shibuya & Harajuku

access20 min. by train

Shibuya and Harajuku are the centers of youth culture. The sight of the busy bustling pedestrian crossing in front of the Shibuya Station is well known worldwide. Harajuku is known for its fast fashion and Lolita fashion.

Odaiba

Odaiba

access30 min. by train

Accessed via the Rainbow Bridge or the futuristic Yurikamome Line, Odaiba is a high-tech entertainment hub on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay. Visitors head to the beach at Seaside Park, enjoy Mt. Fuji views from the Daikanransha Ferris wheel, and interact with robots at the Miraikan science museum. Malls, hotels, and international convention centers are also part of the attraction.

Ueno Park

Ueno Park

access10 min. by train

It’s the oasis favored by both residents and visitors of Tokyo. The spacious park is home to a number of major museums and has a zoo with panda exhibit. It is also celebrated in spring for its cherry blossoms.

Sumida River

Sumida River

accessneighboring station

Sumida River is a river that flows through the east side of Tokyo.
The Sumida River Fireworks, which is recognized as one of the oldest and most famous firework displays in Japan, is launched from barges across the river, between Ryōgoku and Asakusa each summer.

Asakusa

Asakusa

access5 min. by train

Symbolized by the distinctive gigantic red lantern, Asakusa has many temples, including the famous Sensō-ji where shops in front of the temple are always flooded with tourists. Various festivals, such as the Sanja Matsuri, are held throughout the year and draw large crowds.

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