Kanda (神田) is a city district of Tokyo, northeast of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. It is not a prime tourist district, but more of a typical local district with residential areas and numerous universities. Kanda has traditionally been an academic center, and is therefore frequented by young people. It used to be the site of a Confucian school which is survived by the Yushima Seido, a shrine dedicated to the great Chinese philosopher.
Nevertheless, the district offers several interesting neighborhoods, such as the Ochanomizu musical instrument area, the Jimbocho book area and the famous electronics and anime mecca Akihabara. Kanda is also home to the Kanda Myojin Shrine and its Kanda Festival, one of Tokyo's three most important festivals.
Places of Interest
Ochanomizu Station on the JR Chuo Line, JR Sobu Line and Marunouchi Subway Line is the closest station to most of the district's places of interest. It can be reached by JR Chuo Line from Tokyo Station in five minutes and 140 yen or from Shinjuku Station in ten minutes and 170 yen.
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