Select from ten Tokyo sightseeing courses by area and theme!
This website introduces ten courses that link sightseeing spots in ten popular areas selected from the most in-demand tourism destinations in Tokyo. On the page for each course under "Route," maps clearly indicate the course from start to finish as well as accessibility information along the travel route and tips, etc. "Route Details" include visitor information, accessibility information, locations and availability of restrooms, and travel tips for each location along the course. Information on sightseeing spots located in close proximity to each course is also provided so that travelers are free to alter the course depending on their physical condition, available time, personal preferences, etc.
Visit Tokyo Tower and feel the ocean breeze on a water bus ride to Asakusa
This course starts with a stroll through areas that served as the center of old Tokyo like Zojoji Temple and Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens. Afterwards, take a water bus up the Sumida River to the former commoners’ district of Asakusa. Enjoy touring some of Tokyo’s most famous sightseeing spots like Tokyo Tower and Sensoji Temple as well.
Exploring Tokyo’s old Shitamachi district
This neighborhood surrounding Sensoji Temple was the city’s most bustling district during the Edo period. From the Meiji era onward, it became Japan’s entertainment center with rows of theaters and cinemas. The atmosphere of old Tokyo remains strong here to this day.
A cultural oasis
With beautiful vistas that change with the seasons, Ueno Park is a cultural oasis home to many museums. The Ueno Zoological Gardens are another of Tokyo’s top destinations. Or, simply enjoy a leisurely stroll when the weather is nice.
Exploring the culture of old Edo
Dotted with museums and historical spots, Ueno Park is also famous for its cherry blossoms. Take a leisurely stroll through the park and immerse yourself in greenery. A short distance away, stately streetscapes stretch out before you in the Nihonbashi neighborhood, once Tokyo’s center.
The Imperial Palace & Marunouchi
The Imperial Palace where Japan’s Emperor and Empress reside, the streets of Marunouchi lined with office buildings and fashionable high-rises, the facade of Tokyo Station standing restored to its historic glory…Welcome to the true heart of modern Tokyo.
Exploring Tokyo’s past and present in Sumida
The Sumida River was once the border between two great provinces, Shimosa and Musashi. During the Edo period, a unique culture centered on the merchant class flourished along its banks, and the rich atmosphere of old working-class Tokyo lingers here to this day. In recent years, the area has drawn attention as the home of TOKYO SKYTREE®.
Discovering the charms of Shinjuku on a stroll, through the bus window, and from up above
This metropolitan sub-center is also Japan’s most bustling entertainment district. On weekends, it is packed with shoppers and diners. From the beautiful greenery of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden to the towering skyscraper district to the west of the station, many different sides of Tokyo are on display here.
A stroll through trendy urban neighborhoods and nature
The west side of Harajuku Station contains Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu Shrine as well as several large stadiums and athletic fields, while the area around Omotesando stretching from the east side of the station to Aoyama-dori Avenue is famous as a fashion district.
Exploring nature and culture in Musashino
Part of the Tokyo suburb of Musashino, the area between Mitaka Station and Kichijoji Station includes places like Inokashira Park where Musashino’s lush natural beauty is preserved, as well as several historical landmarks beloved by literary figures. The area around Kichijoji Station is popular with the young, trendy crowd.
Exploring Tokyo’s great outdoors
This picturesque area on the outskirts of Hachioji City runs along the border between Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. Its main attraction, Mount Takao, is accessible via cable car and chairlift, making it popular with families, etc. Enjoy the great outdoors in Tokyo’s outermost Tama region.
About this Website
The Tokyo metropolis welcomes high numbers of visitors from elsewhere in Japan and around the world. The Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide website has been launched to help elderly travelers and those with disabilities have a pleasant, stress-free sightseeing experience.
This guide consists of ten courses linking popular Tokyo sightseeing spots and provides accessibility information along each travel route as well as tips for a more enjoyable experience. The aim of the guide is to let users apply this information in their own choices and decisions while they enjoy exploring Tokyo.
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- Information used in the creation of this website was current as of February 2016.
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- Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute (as an exception, taking into account inclines, the travel times indicated for Course 10 are twice as long).
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- Information is subject to change. It is recommended that you confirm by telephone or other means before departing on your trip.
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- Please note that Tokyo Metropolitan Government accepts no liability for damages, etc. incurred as a result of the posted contents of this website.
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- As a general rule, listed fees include consumption tax. Unless otherwise indicated, entrance fees, etc. are prices for adults.
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- For facilities with fees indicated as "may be discounted for visitors with disabilities" or "free for visitors with disabilities," there may be facility-specific conditions such as presenting some form of certification of disability. It is recommended that travelers check the details in advance on the facility's website, etc.
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- As a general rule, listed holidays do not include the year-end, New Year’s, summer, and Golden Week (May) holidays.
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- As a general rule, unless otherwise indicated, facility hours listed are the opening and closing times of the premises. Note that final entry is generally 30 minutes to 1 hour before the closing time.
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- The transportation information on this website is subject to seasonal changes, impacts of natural disasters, etc. Please inquire with individual transport operators before departing on your trip.
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- The maps on this website were created using topographic map base information and digital maps (GSI Tiles) issued by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, with approval from the GSI’s Director-General (Approval Number: 2015 No. 911).