Almost the entire national government of Japan lies just to the east of Akasaka-mitsuke in districts such as Nagatacho and Kasumigaseki. This includes the Imperial Palace, National Diet, Prime Ministers Residence, Supreme Court and headquarters of virtually every national ministry and agency.
To the west of Akasaka-mitsuke are endless business districts such as Akasaka, Roppongi and Aoyama Itchome.
HotelsGiven it's prime location it's little surprise that Akasaka-mitsuke is home to many hotels. These include some of the city's best known hotels such as the Hotel New Otani and Akasaka Prince Hotel.
Hie ShrineHie Shrine is located in Nagatacho. However, it's fairly close to Akasaka-mitsuke station. From most directions this is the fastest way to get to the shrine. The shrine is one of Tokyo's oldest (1478). It was once located inside Edo Castle.
Each year Hie Shrine throws one of Tokyo's best spring festivals: the Sanno Matsuri.
Entertainment and DiningAkasaka-mitsuke features plenty of nightlife and dining west of the station. The area is popular with foreign office workers, salary men and office ladies alike.
Akasaka-mitsuke is ranked #8 of 8 best Salary Man neighborhoods in Tokyo
Akasaka-mitsuke is ranked #6 of 12 best Tokyo neighborhoods for hotels