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Last updated March 22, 2019

29. Koganei, Sayama

A Showa period townscape and the nature of Musashino

29. Koganei, Sayama

See the Edo-Tokyo Open air Architectural Museum, where structures from the Edo to early Showa periods are relocated and preserved, and enjoy the nature of Musashino at Sayama Park. While learning about the history of Tokyo, which has grown and developed since the Meiji era, you can enjoy greenery and water, and get a feel for nostalgic architecture.

  • Tama
  • Culture/history
  • Nature

Route

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  1. Start Seibu Tamako LineMusashi-Yamato Station

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 230 meters

  2. Spot1 Sayama Park

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 230 meters

  3. Station Seibu Tamako LineMusashi-Yamato Station

    About 6 minutes by train train 2nd stop

  4. Station Seibu Tamako Line, Haijima LineHagiyama Station

    About 6 minutes by train train 2nd stop

  5. Station Seibu Shinjuku LineHana-Koganei Station

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 270 meters

  6. Bus Stop Seibu Bus武12・13・14・21 Minamihanakoganei Bus Stop

    About 5 minutes by bus bus 4th stop

  7. Bus Stop Seibu Bus武12・13・14・21 Koganeikoen-nishiguchi Bus Stop

    on foot foot

  8. Spot2 Koganei Park

    About 9 minutes on foot foot About 520 meters

  9. Spot3 Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 350 meters

  10. Spot4 Tamagawa Josui Channel, Koganei (Cherry Bloosom)

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  11. Bus Stop Seibu Bus武12・13・14・21 Koganeibashi Bus Stop

    About 5 minutes by bus bus 4th stop

  12. Goal JRMusashi-Koganei Station
  • 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 Seibu Tamako Line Musashi-Yamato Station

    The course starts at Seibu Tamako Line Musashiyamato Station.

    For station details, refer to the Seibu website.

    Seibu website

  2. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 230 meters Travel Tips Restrooms are located inside the ticket gates. The restrooms also have diaper changing tables for babies.

  3. Spot1 Sayama Park About 1 hour

    Sayama Park

    Opened in 1937, this park is well known as a scenic spot with its views of a beautiful lake, cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. It is also a famous place to view cherry blossoms, featuring varieties such as Someiyoshino, Yamazakura, and Satozakura. The Japanese maple and flowering dogwood near Yakebe pond provide seasonal color. Enjoy a relaxing time, resting on a bench in the Kaze-no-hiroba plaza beneath the wide-open sky, feeling the breeze, and listening to the birds sing.

    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
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出あり

    At the Kaze-no-hiroba, which is near the main entrance and parking reserved for people with impairments, there are no steps. There is also an accessible park pathway that incorporates universal design to provide easy access for wheelchairs and strollers. Some information boards have tactile maps. The embankment of Lake Tama can be accessed from the park by a long 200 meters, 10 degrees incline or stairs at the side of the embankment.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located in Restroom #2 near the entrance

    Restroom Information

    2 of the 5 restrooms in the park (#2 & #5) have wheelchair-accessible restrooms. Restroom #2, near the entrance has ostomate facilities and a diaper-changing seat.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-393-0154 (Sayama Park Center)
    Address
    3-17-19, Tamako-cho, Higashimurayama City
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free
    Official Website
    http://www.sayamaparks.com/english/

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

  4. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 230 meters

    Seibu Tamako Line Musashi-Yamato Station

    About 6 minutes by train train 2nd stop

    Seibu Tamako Line, Haijima Line Hagiyama Station

    About 6 minutes by train train 2nd stop

    Seibu Shinjuku Line Hana-Koganei Station

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 270 meters Travel Tips Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on the first floor of the station building.

    Seibu Bus 武12・13・14・21 Minamihanakoganei Bus Stop

    About 5 minutes by bus bus 4th stop

    Seibu Bus 武12・13・14・21 Koganeikoen-nishiguchi Bus Stop

  5. Spot2 Koganei Park About 30 minutes

    Koganei Park

    Alongside the Tamagawa Josui Channel is a huge park that includes the Musashino thicket, a famous spot for viewing cherry blossoms, an expansive field, a bird sanctuary, sports facilities, and cultural facilities.

    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

    Buses run frequently from Seibu Shinjuku Line Hana-koganei Station and JR Musashi-koganei Station, so it is easy to access the park. The park is mostly flat. Paths are wide and easy to navigate.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on the East side Edo-Tokyo Open air Architectural Museum infromt of the park

    Restroom Information

    11 of the 14 restrooms in the park have wheelchair-accessible restrooms. The restrooms on the east side of the square in front of the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum have ostomate facilities and a diaper-changing station.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-385-5611
    Address
    1-13-1, Sekino-cho, Koganei City
    Fee
    Entry fees and times vary depending on the facility, inquire for details
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index050.html

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

  6. About 9 minutes on foot foot About 520 meters

  7. Spot3 Edo-Tokyo Open air Architectural Museum About 120 minutes

    Edo-Tokyo Open air Architectural Museum

    Historic buildings with important cultural value are transferred, restored, preserved, and displayed. Buildings are arranged by era and type of construction, including the modern and western buildings that line Yamanote-dori street, thatched roof houses from which smoke rises from the hearth in the west zone, and Shitamachi-naka-dori street, which is also used as a location for television shows. Step back in time with this nostalgic scenery!

    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
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Ramps have been installed to provide access from park paths to building entrances. With the exception of some buildings, elevators are installed in two-story buildings. There are some unpaved paths.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the House of George de Lalande

    Restroom Information

    There are ostomate facilities and multipurpose seats (also for adults) at the visitor center and the House of Georg de Lalande. There is a nursing room at the visitor center.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-388-3300
    Address
    3-7-1, Sakura-cho, Koganei City (inside of Tokyo Metropolitan Koganai Park)
    Fee
    ¥400 (Free for people with impairments and caregivers; inquire for details)
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:30 (Closes at 16:30 October - March, last entry 30 min prior to closing)
    Closed days
    Mondays (the following day if Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.tatemonoen.jp/english/

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

    staff

    There are many park volunteers to assist with inquires.

  8. About 6 minutes on foot foot About 350 meters

  9. Spot4 Tamagawa Josui Channel (Designated National Historic Site), Koganei (Cherry Blossom) (Designated National Place of Scenic Beauty) About 20 minutes

    Tamagawa Josui Channel (Designated National Historic Site), Koganei (Cherry Blossom) (Designated National Place of Scenic Beauty)

    As Musashino was developed in the mid-18th century, lines of Yamazakura cherry trees were planted on both sides of the Tamagawa Josui Channel. The area was designated as a national place of scenic beauty in 1924. Currently, the government, citizen groups, and others are working together to restore this scenery.

    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 walking path on the south side of the Tamagawa Josui Channel is 3.5 meters wide, allowing 1.5 meters on each side. The path is not paved, so be careful of tree roots, etc.

    Restroom Information

    There are no nearby public restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    Koganei City
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

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

  10. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters Travel Tips The walking path runs north to south. The path on the south side is wider.

    Seibu Bus 武12・13・14・21 Koganeibashi Bus Stop

    Travel Tips Take the bus bound for Musashikoganei. About 5 minutes by bus bus 4th stop Travel Tips Restrooms are located inside the ticket gates of JR Musashi-Koganei Station. The restrooms also have diaper changing tables for babies. Public restrooms are located in the station square of the south exit.

  11. Goal JR Musashikoganei Station

    The course finishes at JR Musashikoganei Station.

    For station details, refer to the JR East website.

    JR East website

Sightseeing spots around the area between
Koganei and Sayama

  1. Spot5 Kitayama Park (Iris Garden)

    Kitayama Park (Iris Garden)

    Enjoy the scenery at this park year round, including the irises of early summer.

    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
    • 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

    Although there are unpaved paths and wood decks, the park is mostly flat. There is a 4-degree incline in the area around the gazebo where restrooms are located.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom at Chikee

    Restroom Information

    There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-393-5111 (Greenery and Park Division Higashimurayama City)
    Address
    4-50, Noguchi-cho, Higashimurayama City
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free
    Official Website
    https://www.city.higashimurayama.tokyo.jp/tanoshimi/shizen/midori/kitayama.html

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

  2. Spot6 Hachikokuyama Park

    Hachikokuyama Park

    Hachikokuyama Park is located at the east end of the gently sloping Sayama Hills. The whole park is wooded with trees such as konara oak and sawtooth oak and is a place where visitors can encounter many species of plants, birds, and insects.

    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
    • 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 Korokoro Meadow near the road crossing is a universal park path. The toilet at the West Entrace Meadow has wheelchair access.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located on the West Entrace Meadow

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing seats) located on the Korokoro Meadow. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with ostomate facilities and diaper-changing station) located on the West Entrace Meadow. West Entrace Meadow restroom is open between 8:30 and 17:30.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-393-0154 (Sayama Park - Park Center)
    Address
    Higashimurayama City
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free
    Official Website
    http://www.sayamaparks.com/english/

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

  3. Spot7 The Folk Museum of Higashimurayama

    The Folk Museum of Higashimurayama

    Higashimurayama’s history is introduced through the permanent exhibit on the theme of streets and planned and special exhibits.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 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

    There is a 50-meter long, 4-degree incline from the road the museum is on to the entrance. There are no steps inside the museum at any of the entrances to the exhibition rooms, etc.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom

    Restroom Information

    There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-396-3800
    Address
    1-6-3, Suwa-cho, Higashimurayama City
    Fee
    Free admission
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Closed days
    Mondays, Tuesdays (or the following day when it is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    https://www.city.higashimurayama.tokyo.jp/tanoshimi/rekishi/furusato/index.html

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

  4. Spot8 Hachikokuyama Experience Village

    Hachikokuyama Experience Village

    An experience-based learning facility where visitors can learn about nature. It also exhibits artifacts from the Shimoyakebe archaeological site.

    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

    There are a variety of hands-on exhibits that only take a short time to complete.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with diaper-changing seats).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-390-2161
    Address
    3-48-1, Noguchi-cho, Higashimurayama City
    Fee
    Free admission
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Closed days
    Mondays, Tuesdays (or the following day when it is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    https://www.city.higashimurayama.tokyo.jp/tanoshimi/rekishi/hachikokuyama/index.html

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

  5. Spot9 Shimoyakebe Remains Hakkennomori

    Shimoyakebe Remains Hakkennomori

    Designated as a historical site of Tokyo, the Shimoyakebe ruins are preserved beneath the park. The park plaza makes use of artifacts uncovered by excavation.

    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
    • 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

    A park with gentle hills and walking paths.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom

    Restroom Information

    There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    4-3-1, Tamako-cho, Higashimurayama City
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free
    Official Website
    https://www.city.higashimurayama.tokyo.jp/tanoshimi/rekishi/shimoyakebe/hakkennomori.html

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

  6. Spot10 Sanno-inaho-jinja Shrine

    Sanno-inaho-jinja Shrine

    A branch of Sanno Shrine in Edo’s Kojimachi district, the shrine was opened in 1654 to watch over rice field development in the area.

    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

    Concrete paved paths lead up to the main hall, Hoso Jinja Shrine located within the grounds, and Sanno-Inari Shrine. While there is no parking space dedicated for people with impairments, such viistors can use a space that is closer to the shire building.

    Restroom Information

    There are no wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-381-2930
    Address
    5-41-36, Honcho, Koganei City
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Free entry to grounds
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds
    Official Website
    http://www2.odn.ne.jp/inaho-koganei/index.html

    *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.