Iidabashi is a convenient point, where 4 underground lines and 2 JR train lines pass by. It is reachable from any direction of Tokyo. What is around this station?
Iidabashi is well known of the mix between Japanese traditional vibe and European modern vibe. Especially French community is quite big in this area. Not in many places in Tokyo, you will find geishas, but in Iidabashi you might see one, since headquarter of geishas is close to the station. During the Edo period, Kagurazaka dori was an entertainment street connected to the Edo castle (which is now the Tokyo Imperial Palace). Probably that is also the reason, there are many Japanese restaurants serving Japanese lunch/dinner set and shops selling kimonos, ceramic dishes and Japanese gifts.
Iidabashi station is located in the center of Tokyo. To Shinjuku by train, it takes 12 minutes. To Tokyo station it takes 11 minutes, to Ikebukuro it takes 10 minutes and to Roppongi it is about 22 minutes. The trains and the undergrounds coming to Iidabashi station:
Some historical facts about Iidabashi:
Interesting points about Iidabashi
For knowing the area a bit better, a map with images:
This is more about the east side of Kagurazaka, but in walking distance, you can easily continue in Kagurazaka dori until Kagurazaka station. To know more about Kagurazaka, see our Kagurazaka guide map:
To-do-list of Kagurazaka