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Last updated March 22, 2019

13. Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi

Strolling through the temple town and shitamachi shopping streets of Yanesen

13. Yanaka, Nezu, Sendagi

The Yanesen area is popular among foreign visitors who like to take strolls throughout the streets. In addition to quaint temple towns, shopping areas, historic sites that can be found all around, and sundry shops, you can also stop by establishments such as restaurants.

  • Metropolitan center and sub-center
  • Joto
  • Downtown

Route

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

  1. Start JR, Keisei Line, Nippori-Toneri LinerNippori Station[East Exit]

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters

  2. Spot1 Shimogoinden Bridge (Train Museum)

    About 15 minutes on foot foot About 900 meters

  3. Spot2 Kannonji Temple, Roofed Mud Wall

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 120 meters

  4. Spot3 Yanaka Cemetery (About 300 meters)

    About 13 minutes on foot foot About 780 meters

  5. Spot4 Yomise-dori Street (About 340 meters)

    On foot foot

  6. Spot5 Yanaka Ginza & Yuyake Dandan
    (round-trip 350 meters)

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 170 meters

  7. Bus Stop Toei Bus上58 Sendagisanchome Bus Stop

    About 4 minutes by bus bus 3rd stop

  8. Bus Stop Toei Bus上58 Nezujinja-iriguchi Bus Stop

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  9. Spot6 Nezu-jinja Shrine (About 240 meters)

    About 15 minutes on foot foot About 900 meters

  10. Goal Tokyo MetroSendagi Station
    [Elevator entrance and exit]
  • 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 JR, Keisei Line, Nippori-Toneri Liner Nippori Station [East Exit]

    The course starts at East Exit of JR, Keisei Line, Nippori-Toneri Liner Nippori Station.

    For station details, refer to the JR East website and the Keisei website and the Nippori-Toneri Liner website operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation.

    JR East website

    Keisei website

    Nippori-Toneri Liner website operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation

  2. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 150 meters Travel Tips There are stairs between the ticket gates (2nd floor) at the Nippori Station JR / Keisei lines north exit and the front road. To reach Shimogoinden Bridge, take the elevator at the east exit of the station corridor to the ground floor (1st floor) and then go up using another elevator located about 25 meters to the north side. (Installation of a ramp for easier access to the front road is scheduled for May 2018.)

  3. Spot1 Shimogoinden Bridge (Train Museum) About 5 minutes

    Shimogoinden Bridge (Train Museum)

    A balcony called the "Train Museum" is installed near in the middle of the bridge, from which you can see many trains passing by, including JR Shinkansen and limited express trains as well as Keisei Line trains, etc.

    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’s a space near the middle of bridge to watch trains.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing table and ostomate facilities) located at Nippori Station East Exit public restroom.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    2-58 Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

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

  4. About 15 minutes on foot foot About 900 meters Travel Tips Be careful as the street at the top of Yuyake Dandan stairslope is inclined toward the stairs. Be careful of cars as the road is narrow. Be careful when crossing the road as traffic is relatively heavy.

  5. Spot2 Kannonji Temple, Roofed Mud Wall About 5 minutes

    Kannonji Temple, Roofed Mud Wall

    Earthen wall made by alternately stacking roof tiles and soil, with a tiled roof. It imparts the atmosphere of temple town Yanaka that has endured from the Edo Period.

    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

    Traffic is light on the road in front of the wall so it can be enjoyed comfortably.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing seats) located at Yanaka Cemetery & Yanaka Disaster Prevention Community Center.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3821-4053
    Address
    5-8-28, Yanaka, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

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

  6. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 120 meters Travel Tips Please be careful when crossing the road headed towards Yanaka Cemetery from Kannonji Temple as traffic is relatively heavy.

  7. Spot3 Yanaka Cemetery About 30 minutes

    Yanaka Cemetery

    The cemetery has the graves of many famous people like Hasegawa Kazuo and Yokoyama Taikan. Also famous for its cherry blossoms, but no blossom viewing banquets allowed.

    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

    Only some roads have sidewalks, but there is little car traffic. The path to Tokugawa Yoshinobu’s tomb becomes paved with stone and has steps, which will make it difficult to navigate by wheelchair.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near the former site of the five-story pagoda

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing seats) in 2 places. (8:30-17:00)

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3821-4456 (Yanaka Cemetery Management Office)
    Address
    7-5-24, Yanaka, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free
    Official Website
    http://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/reien/park/index073.html

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

  8. About 13 minutes on foot foot About 780 meters Travel Tips The road from Yanaka Cemetery to Yomise-dori Street goes downhill for about 300 meters. The sidewalk past Yanaka Elementary School is narrow. Be careful. "Megurin" Taito City Loop Bus can be taken from Yanaka Cemetery to Yanaka Ginza and Yomise Dori.

  9. Spot4 Yomise-dori Street About 15 minutes

    Yomise-dori Street

    In the past, this was a street bustling with night stores. Yomise Dori means "Night Shops Street." With new shops increasing, it has become a popular spot.

    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

    No sidewalks, be careful."Megurin" Taito City Loop Bus can be taken from Yanaka Cemetery to Yanaka Ginza and Yomise Dori.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper changing tables) located at Yanaka Disaster Prevention Community Center.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    Bunkyo-ku, Taito-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.

  10. On foot foot

  11. Spot5 Yanaka Ginza & Yuyake Dandan About 30 minutes

    Yanaka Ginza & Yuyake Dandan

    About 70 shops in a shopping district with a retro atmosphere where you can savor the vitality and warmth of Tokyo’s shitamachi area. Yuyake Dandan is the name of the steps located between Gotenzaka and Yanaka Ginza. Yanaka is famous for its cats that take the form of artistic objects or character goods in Yanaka Ginza. You might also meet real cats here.

    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

    Bustles with many tourists on weekends and holidays. Be careful in walking or moving about.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing table) located at Yanaka Disaster Prevention Community Center.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    Taito-ku, Arakawa-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.

  12. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 170 meters

    Toei Bus 上58 Sendagisanchome Bus Stop

    About 4 minutes by bus bus 3rd stop Travel Tips Board Toei Bus 上58 for Ueno-Matsuzakaya-Mae.

    Toei Bus 上58 Nezujinja-iriguchi Bus Stop

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters Travel Tips Be careful as there are no sidewalks from the Nezu-jinja-Iriguchi intersection to Nezu-jinja Shrine. Level difference (about 10cm)

  13. Spot6 Nezu-jinja Shrine About 20 minutes

    Nezu-jinja Shrine

    An old shrine said to have been founded by Yamato Takeru no Mikoto about 1,900 years ago. On the grounds are the Wishing Kaya Tree, Otome Inari Shrine, Senbon Torii etc., famous for matchmaking. Renowned for its azaleas, 3,000 azalea shrubs come into full bloom during the Bunkyo Azalea Festival from mid April to early May.

    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

    Wooden thresholds at the Karamon Gate and West Gate leading to the shrine are 20cm and 15cm high, respectively. There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms at the two entrances to the grounds.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located on south side (Omote-sando side)

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper changing tables) located on south side (Omote-sando side) and north side.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3822-0753
    Address
    1-28-9, Nezu, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Free entry to grounds
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds
    Official Website
    http://www.nedujinja.or.jp/

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

  14. About 15 minutes on foot foot About 900 meters Travel Tips An elevator is located between Exits 1 and 2

  15. Goal Tokyo Metro Sendagi Station
    [Exit with an elevator]

    The course finishes at exit and exit with an elevator of Tokyo Metro Sendagi Station.

    For station details, refer to the Tokyo Metro website.

    Tokyo Metro website

Sightseeing spots around the area between
Yanaka, Nezu and Sendagi

  1. Spot7 Yanaka Disaster Prevention Community Center

    Yanaka Disaster Prevention Community Center

    A new facility completed in April 2015, with an information center called Yanaka Sanpo Kichi on the 3rd floor.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • 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

    Has a wheelchair-accessible restroom with ostomate facilities and a nursing room. (Open 8:30-22:00, Saturday/Sunday/holidays 9:00-22:00. Closed 2nd Sunday.)

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair toilet with ostomate facility on 1st floor (with diaper changing seat). (Open 8:30-22:00, Saturday/Sunday/holidays 9:00-22:00. Closed 2nd Sunday.)

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3828-9291 (Yanaka Branch, Western City Office)
    Address
    5-6-5, Yanaka, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    8:30 - 22:00 (Saturday, Sunday, holidays 9:00-22:00)
    Closed days
    Second Sunday
    Official Website
    http://www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/shisetsu/hall/kuminkan/01575392.html

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

  2. Spot8 Shitamachi Museum Annex (Old Yoshidaya Liquor Store)

    Shitamachi Museum Annex (Old Yoshidaya Liquor Store)

    A Meiji Era tavern, which was relocated here, exhibits equipment used in alcohol sales, etc.

    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

    Half of the thresholds at the building’s entrance was removed, to allow the entry of wheelchairs.

    Restroom Information

    There are no public restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3823-4408
    Address
    2-10-6, Uenosakuragi, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:30-16:30
    Closed days
    Monday (the following day if Monday is a holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.taitocity.net/zaidan/shitamachi/shitamachi_annex/

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

  3. Spot9 Zenshoan Temple

    Zenshoan Temple

    The cemetery has the graves of many famous people like Yamaoka Tesshu and Sanyutei Encho, famous for stories about human warmth.

    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

    Path is stone paved but with flat stones and shallow grooves, posing no large obstacle to wheelchairs.

    Restroom Information

    There are no wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3821-4715
    Address
    5-4-7, Yanaka, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Open 9:00-17:00
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.theway.jp/zen/

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

  4. Spot10 Mori Ogai Memorial Museum

    Mori Ogai Memorial Museum

    Memorial hall built on the former site of Kanchoro, the residence of Meiji Era writer Mori Ogai, which exhibits items related to Mori Ogai.

    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

    The building gives consideration to barrier-free design, but to reach it from Shinobazu Dori, visitors must climb the steep slope of Dango Zaka. Can be accessed by taking Toei Bus (草63 to Ikebukuro Station East Exit) from Dango Saka Shita bus stop to Sendagi 1 chome bus stop.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with ostomate facilities and diaper-changing station) located on the 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3824-5511
    Address
    1-23-4, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    ¥300 (Different fees for special exhibits) (Impaired visitors with one caregiver: Free, inquire for details)
    Hours
    10:00 - 18:00 (Enter up to 17:30)
    Closed days
    4th Tuesday (the following if that is a national holiday), etc.
    Official Website
    http://moriogai-kinenkan.jp/

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

  5. Spot11 Taito City Tourism Volunteer Group

    Taito City Tourism Volunteer Group

    Free guide for group of 2 or more participants,if requested by 10 days in advance.

    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

    Restroom Information

    -

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3842-5599
    Address
    2-18-9, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    Weekdays, 10:00 - 16:00 (accepting telephone calls)
    Closed days
    Afternoons of 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month and certain days (Sanja Festival, Tokyo Marathon, Samba Carnival, etc.--guiding in Asuka on all these days)
    Official Website
    http://www.taitouboragai.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.