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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Otsuka Station

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Otsuka Station in Tokyo is on the Yamanote Line one stop clockwise from Ikebukuro Station. Otsuka Station connects with the Toden Arakawa tram at Otsuka-ekimae stop - a short walk from either the north exit or south exit.

Otsuka Station, Tokyo, Japan.


The Midori no madoguchi (Green Window) ticket office is open from 8am-8pm. Otsuka Station also has a View Altte ATM machine.

The Atre Otsuka department store is built over the station and has a range of shops and dining possibilities. The Hotel Bell Classic is situated right at the station with the Otsuka City Hotel also close by.

Crooning outside Otsuka Station, Tokyo.


The streets around the Toden Arakawa tram line are pleasantly low rise and the fences on either side of the line are used to grow roses which bloom around May each year. There are a number of reasonable izakaya along the streets on either side of the tram kine close to Tenso Shrine.

The Broseley serves some imported guest beers and real ales to go along with its food (including fish and chips) and there are tables outside to enjoy the trams going past.

Ema at Tenso Shrine near Otsuka Station.


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