The area around Akasaka-Mitsuke Station isn’t exactly the first place in Tokyo that springs to mind when you think of ‘soothing’: the scores of hotels, glass-and-steel structures and, of course, the elevated highways crisscrossing through make it quite ugly and unnerving. However, beneath Benkei Bridge, there's actually a place where you can while away the time and forget about the pressures of city life – this boating pier, that is. You can either sit on the floating pier and fish from there, or get in a boat and try your angling luck along the moat. Various events are held throughout the year, including fishing competitions and workshops for novice fishers. Note that the pier may be closed in case of foul weather.
|Venue name:||Benkeibashi Boat Pier||Contact:|
4-26 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
|Opening hours:||9am-6pm (reception closes at 5pm). Oct-Mar 9am-sunset; Sat, Sun and hols in May-Sep 6am-6pm (5pm) / closed Wed|
|Transport:||Akasaka-Mitsuke Station (Marunouchi, Ginza lines)|