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Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide

Last updated March 22, 2019

19. Fukagawa

A sophisticated and warm temple town

19. Fukagawa

Enjoy historic temples, shrines, and gardens as well as an old Edo atmosphere while taking in the crisscrossing canals and rivers. This is a course where you can fully enjoy the history and atmosphere of Oedo Fukagawa.

  • Joto
  • Culture/history
  • Downtown

Route

Select a spot to see details such as tourist information and barrier-free information.

  1. Start Tokyo Metro, Toei SubwayKiyosumi-shirakawa Station [Exit A3]

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 180 meters

  2. Spot1 Kiyosumi Gardens

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 350 meters

  3. Spot2 Fukagawa Edo Museum

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 300 meters

  4. Station Toei SubwayKiyosumi-shirakawa Station [Exit A3]

    About 2 minutes by train train 1st stop

  5. Station Toei SubwayMonzen-nakacho Station [Exit 6]

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 400 meters

  6. Spot3 Ninjo Fukagawa Goriyaku-dori Street

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 250 meters

  7. Spot4 Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 250 meters

  8. Goal Tokyo MetroMonzen-nakacho Station [Exit 2]
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2019
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for the actual visit of a spot such as the time required, details on restrooms, and travel time between spots.

Explanation of PictogramsNote Items are indicated in dark blue if applicable.

There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
Wheelchair-accessible restroom (located within the ticket gates at train and subway stations unless noted otherwise)
There are nursing areas
Nursing area (with diaper-changing table, unless noted otherwise)
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Osotomate-friendly facility
Osotomate-friendly facility
Parking for the impaired
Parking for the impaired
Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
Explanations, etc. available through tactile maps or in Braille
START!
  1. Start Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station [Exit A3]

    The course starts at Exit A3 of Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station.

    For station details, refer to the Tokyo Metro website and the Toei Subway website operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation website.

    Tokyo Metro website

    Toei Subway website operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation

  2. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 180 meters Travel Tips There is a "Kiyosumi Gardens" sign at the entrance.

  3. Spot1 Kiyosumi Gardens About 30 minutes

    Kiyosumi Gardens

    Created by Iwasaki Yataro, this strolling garden features garden ponds, artificial hills, and dry landscapes. Visitors can enjoy the garden’s appearance season by season, including exquisite stones from across the country that have been arranged around the pond.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    There is a route available for wheelchair users with little level differences. Rental suspension wheel-type wheelchairs (which cut down on vibration) are available.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom at the entranceway

    Restroom Information

    There is one wheelchair-accessible restroom available at the entranceway and another on the grounds. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing seats) located on the gardens.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3641-5892(Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association)
    Address
    3-3-9, Kiyosumi, Koto-ku
    Fee
    ¥150(Discounts available for seniors, people with impairments and caregivers. Inquire for details)
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index033.html

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. About 6 minutes on foot foot About 350 meters Travel Tips There are Fukagawa Edo Museum lanterns at the entrance to the street facing Kiyosumi-dori Avenue.

  5. Spot2 Fukagawa Edo Museum About 1 hour

    Fukagawa Edo Museum

    This museum replicates the town of Fukagawa-sagacho during the late Edo period. A day in the lives of the people of that time is presented with sound effects (vendors selling their goods, "beware of fire" warnings, etc.) and lighting effects.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Notify the staff if you wish to use the elevator to go to the exhibit on the basement floor. Wheelchair users can directly access the basement floor from the basement parking lot (use the intercom at the entrance to have the entrance unlocked).

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st basement floor

    Restroom Information

    There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms located on the 1st and B1 floors. Wheelchair-accessible restroom with ostomate facilities is located on the 1st floor. There are also diaper changing tables in the 1st floor women’s restroom and the B1 wheelchair-accessible restroom.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3630-8625
    Address
    1-3-28, Shirakawa, Koto-ku
    Fee
    ¥400(Discounts available for people with impairments and caregivers. Inquire for details)
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Closed days
    2nd and 4th Mondays (open when the Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    https://www.kcf.or.jp/fukagawa/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    Listen to the volunteer guides as you tour the museum to experience the lives of the common people of Edo.

  6. About 5 minutes on foot foot About 300 meters

    Toei Subway Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station [Exit A3]

    About 2 minutes by train train 1st stop

    Toei Subway Monzen-nakacho Station [Exit 6]

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 400 meters

  7. Spot3 Ninjo Fukagawa Goriyaku-dori Street About 20 minutes

    Ninjo Fukagawa Goriyaku-dori Street

    The approach to the Fukagawa Fudo Temple stretches some 150 meters from Eitai-dori. The temple area shopping street is typically lively, with some 40 establishments including restaurants as well as shops offering Japanese sweets and Edo-style accessories.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The road leading to the temple has no inclination or steps, making wheelchair use easy. Exercise caution on the 1st, 15th, and 28th of the month (temple fair days),as it tends to be crowded.

    Restroom Information

    There are no public restrooms on the street.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    Koto-ku
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  8. About 5 minutes on foot foot About 250 meters

  9. Spot4 Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine About 20 minutes

    Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

    This shrine is well-known for the Fukagawa Hachiman Festival, which is regarded as one of the three great festivals of Edo. As the birthplace of sumo as a sporting entertainment, it has a deep connection to the sport, with Yokozuna and Ozeki monuments on the grounds.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are ramps available next to the stairs on the grounds as well as on both sides of the outer shrine (approximately eight degrees). Be cautious on the path leading to the Yokozuna monument to the side of the outer shrine as it slopes ten degrees. Though there is no dedicated nursing room, ask the administrative office for assistance if you require nursing facilities.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on the premises (west approach)

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing seats) located on the men's restroom on the premises (west approach).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3642-1315
    Address
    1-20-3, Tomioka, Koto-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Free entry to grounds
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds
    Official Website
    http://www.tomiokahachimangu.or.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    There are ramps installed on the temple grounds and at the front shrine.

  10. About 5 minutes on foot foot About 250 meters

  11. Goal Tokyo Metro Monzen-nakacho Station [Exit 2]

    The course finishes at Exit 2 of Tokyo Metro Monzen-nakacho Station.

    For station details, refer to the Tokyo Metro website.

    Tokyo Metro website

Sightseeing spots around Fukagawa

  1. Spot5 Koto City Morishita Culture Center

    Koto City Morishita Culture Center

    The Tagawa Suiho Norakuro Hall introduces the achievements of manga artist Tagawa Suiho (author of comic“Norakuro”), who grew up in this area. The Koshokan Hall exhibits crafts created by holders of intangible cultural properties designated by the city.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Tactile blocks lead to the 1st floor office window. The facility can be toured by wheelchair users without any problem.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the 1st and 2nd floors. The 1st floor restrooms have ostomate facilities.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5600-8666
    Address
    3-12-17, Morishita, Koto-ku
    Fee
    Free admission
    Hours
    9:00 - 22:00
    Closed days
    1st and 3rd Mondays (open when the Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    https://www.kcf.or.jp/morishita/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot6 Takabashi Noraku-road

    Takabashi Noraku-road

    This shopping street is known for Norakuro, the comic by manga artist Tagawa Suiho. The street is closed to vehicles on Sundays and holidays.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are tactile blocks near intersections, and level differences have been removed.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing seats) located at the Takamori Park, located next to the Koto Morishita Culture Center on the east side.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Varies by shop
    Address
    Takabashi, Koto-ku
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  3. Spot7 Kiyosu Bridge

    Kiyosu Bridge

    This bridge, which spans the Sumida River, has been designated an Important Cultural Property. It is modeled after a bridge over the Rhine River in Cologne, Germany, which was said to be the most beautiful in the world.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There is an observation point from which one can view the Kiyosu Bridge near the confluence of the Sumida and Onagi Rivers.

    Restroom Information

    There are no public restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    Chuo-ku, Koto-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. Spot8 Reiganji Temple

    Reiganji Temple

    A historic temple with one of the six bronze Jizo statues of Edo and numerous graves of daimyo lords including Matsudaira Sadanobu of the Kansei reforms.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    An absence of level differences or inclines at the entrance/exit and on the grounds enables smooth wheelchair movement. However, the ground in front of the Jizo statue is covered in gravel.

    Restroom Information

    There are no wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3641-1523
    Address
    1-3-32, Shirakawa, Koto-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    -
    Closed days
    None

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  5. Spot10 Fukagawa Tokyo Modan Kan

    Fukagawa Tokyo Modan Kan

    This facility was built as a cafeteria operated by the city of Tokyo in 1932. Serving as a tourism and cultural center, it is used as a base for touring around the Monzen-nakacho area.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The front of the building (east entrance) has a ramp, enabling smooth entry by wheelchair users.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom

    Restroom Information

    The passageway leading to the wheelchair-accessible restroom is slightly narrow (87 centimeters). The restroom has a diaper changing table.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5639-1776
    Address
    1-19-15, Monzennakacho, Koto-ku
    Fee
    Free admission
    Hours
    10:00 - 18:00 (until 19:00 on Friday and Saturday)
    Closed days
    Mondays (the following day if Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.fukagawatokyo.com/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2019.
Note 2:
The travelling time for the routes is estimated at 60 meters per minute.
Note 3:
It is recommended that you make preliminary confirmations of the information listed here by phone before your outing as there may be changes in the data.
Note 4:
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury that may be incurred due to this information.
Note 5:
Consumption tax is included in all listed fees as a general rule. Fees such as admission fees are those for adults unless stated otherwise.
Note 6:
It is recommended that visitors with physical impairments make preliminary inquiries at facilities that they wish to visit such as through their websites. They might be offered discounts or exemptions from fees for the disabled, although the conditions for the presentation of physical impairment certificates may differ.
Note 7:
As a general rule, holiday seasons such as the year-end and New Year's holidays, the Obon holiday break, and Golden Week are not listed.
Note 8:
As a general rule, the hours listed here are the opening and closing hours. Please note that the final time for admission listed here is generally from 30 minutes to 1 hour before closing time.
Note 9:
Please make confirmations with the transit agency you are travelling with before your outing as traffic information may change due to natural disasters or depending on the season.
Note 10:
Map information is the result of investigation from September 2018 to January 2019.