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Last updated March 22, 2019

15. Ueno, Nihonbashi

Exploring the culture of old Edo

15. Ueno, Nihonbashi

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 district, once the heart of Tokyo.

  • Metropolitan center and sub-center
  • Joto
  • Culture/history
  • Shopping

Route

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

  1. Start JRUeno Station[Park Exit]

    About 9 minutes on foot foot About 500 meters

  2. Spot1 Tokyo National Museum

    About 9 minutes on foot foot About 500 meters

  3. Spot2 Ueno Toshogu Shrine

    About 9 minutes on foot foot About 500 meters

  4. Spot3 Ueno Park

    On foot foot

  5. Spot4 Statue of Saigo Takamori

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  6. Station Tokyo MetroUeno Station
    [Exit 5a]

    About 6 min.by subway subway 4th stop

  7. Station Tokyo MetroMitsukoshimae Station[Exit A6]

    Direct access from station foot

  8. Spot5 COREDO Muromachi

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  9. Spot6 Fukutoku-jinja Shrine(Mebuki Inari)

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 370 meters

  10. Spot7 Bank of Japan Currency Museum

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 190 meters

  11. Goal Tokyo MetroMitsukoshimae Station
    [Exit A5]
  • 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 Ueno Station[Park Exit]

    The course starts at Park Exit of JR Ueno Station.

    For station details, refer to the JR East website.

    JR East website

  2. About 9 minutes on foot foot About 500 meters Travel Tips The route from the Park Exit of JR Ueno Station through Ueno Park is wide and safe.

  3. Spot1 Tokyo National Museum About 2 hours

    Tokyo National Museum

    Founded in 1872, Japan’s oldest museum houses a collection of more than 117,000 items including 89 designated National Treasures.

    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

    Accessibility information is posted on the museum’s website. There is a steep slope up to the entrance of the Honkan Building, but museum staff can provide assistance.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on B1 of Main Building

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (including diaper-changing stations) located in Main Gate Plaza, on B1 through 2nd floor of Main Building, on 1st floor of Heisei Building, and on 1st floor of Toyo Building. Facilities for ostomy pouch users available inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms in Main Gate Plaza, on B1 of Main Building, on 1st floor of Heisei Building, and on 1st floor of Toyo Building.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial operator service)
    Address
    13-9 Uenokoen, Taito-ku
    Fee
    ¥620 (free of charge for those with impairments), university students ¥410
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Fridays and Saturdays unilt 21:00
    Closed days
    Mondays (the following day if Monday is a public holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en

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

  4. About 9 minutes on foot foot About 500 meters

  5. Spot2 Ueno Toshogu Shrine About 30 minutes

    Ueno Toshogu Shrine

    This shrine dedicated to the first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu was built in 1627 and still retains features of Edo period architecture. It is also famous for its cherry blossoms.

    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
    • 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 is an alternate approach to the shrine that lets wheelchair users get close to the main shrine pavilion. English signage provides explanation. The area inside the Sukibei Wall is inaccessible to wheelchair users due to gravel, steps, etc.

    Restroom Information

    No wheelchair-accessible restrooms on premises.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3822-3455
    Address
    9-88 Uenokoen, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Free(area inside Sukibei Wall: ¥500)
    Hours
    October to February: 9:00 -16:30
    March to September: 9:00 -17:30 (Separate fee to view area inside Sukibei Wall.
    Area closes at 16:00 October to February/17:00 March to September.)
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.uenotoshogu.com/en/

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

  6. About 9 minutes on foot foot About 500 meters

  7. Spot3 Ueno Park About 1 hour

    Ueno Park

    Formerly part of the sprawling grounds of Kan’eiji Temple during the Edo period, this lush green park is filled with cultural landmarks and historical buildings.

    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

    The main pathway is mostly flat. The locations of wheelchair-accessible restrooms and accessible routes are shown on maps in the park.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near Fountain

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms available in 2 locations near Fountain, between Baseball Field and Park Office, in 2 locations near police box in front of zoo, and near zoo's Main Gate. Diaper-changing stations available in 2 locations near Fountain, between Baseball Field and Park Office, in 1 location near police box in front of zoo, and near zoo's Main Gate. Facilities for ostomy pouch users located inside both wheelchair-accessible restrooms near Fountain, inside wheelchair-accessible restroom between Baseball Field and Park Office, and inside wheelchair-accessible restroom near zoo's Main Gate.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3828-5644 (Ueno Park Office)
    Address
    5-20 Uenokoen, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/jimusho/toubuk/ueno/index_top.html

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

  8. On foot foot Travel Tips Head in the direction of the Ueno Royal Museum.

  9. Spot4 Statue of Saigo Takamori Starting at about 15 minutes

    Statue of Saigo Takamori

    This bronze statue built in 1877 commemorates the devoted samurai and military leader from Satsuma domain who played an influential role in the fall of the shogunate and reinstatement of the Emperor at Edo Castle, as well as the subsequent Boshin War fought between the shogunate and forces loyal to the imperial court.

    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 area around the statue is flat and visitors can get a close-up look. Use the elevators in the shopping complex near the statue (in operation 10:00 AM-10:00 PM) to go down toward the Hirokoji Gate.

    Restroom Information

    No wheelchair-accessible restrooms available near statue.

    Facility Information

    Address
    Uenokoen, Taito-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None

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

  10. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters Travel Tips Use the elevator at the nearby shopping complexes to get down to the street below. Cross at the intersection and take the Exit 5a elevator in front of Marui down to the basement. Then, head toward Exit 9 to get to the ticket gate with an elevator down to the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line platform. Take the Ginza Line and get off at Mitsukoshimae Station. Use Exit A6 for COREDO Muromachi 1 and Exit A4 for COREDO Muromachi 3. The buildings are directly connected to the station underground for easy passage during rainy weather.

    Tokyo Metro Ueno Station[Exit 5a]

    About 6 min.by subway subway 4th stop

    Tokyo Metro Mitsukoshimae Station[Exit A6]

    Direct access from station foot

  11. Spot5 COREDO Muromachi About 1 hour

    COREDO Muromachi

    This three-building shopping complex is filled with trendy shops and restaurants. The Nihonbashi Tourist Information Center is located on the B1 level of COREDO Muromachi 1.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出あり

    The facility consists of three buildings, each with direct underground access to Tokyo Metro Mitsukoshimae Station. A tactile map and intercom are available at the entrance.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with ostomate facilities) located on 1st-4th floor of COREDO Muromachi 1, B1 through 2nd floor of COREDO Muromachi 2, and B1/1st floor of COREDO Muromachi 3. Regular diaper-changing stations available inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms on 1st-3rd floor of COREDO Muromachi 1, 1st/2nd floor of COREDO Muromachi 2, and B1 through 2nd floor of COREDO Muromachi 3. Diaper-changing stations (multipurpose bench) available inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms on 4th floor of COREDO Muromachi 1, B1 of COREDO Muromachi 2, and 1st floor of COREDO Muromachi 3.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3242-0010 (Nihonbashi Information Center)
    Address
    COREDO Muromachi 1: 2-2-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku
    COREDO Muromachi 2: 2-3-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku
    COREDO Muromachi 3: 1-5-5 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://31urban.jp/lng/eng/muromachi.html

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

  12. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters Travel Tips Exit from the 1st floor and go straight along the street between COREDO Muromachi 1 & 2. The street is wide and flat, but there is no guardrail.

  13. Spot6 Fukutoku-jinja Shrine (Mebuki Inari) About 10 minutes

    Fukutoku-jinja Shrine (Mebuki Inari)

    Said to have been founded during the Jogan era (859-876), this shrine had a strong following among military commanders and was even visited many times by the first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu.

    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 elevator that goes up to the main shrine. The area around the main shrine is mostly smooth and easily accessible to wheelchairs.

    Restroom Information

    No restrooms on premises.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3276-3550
    Address
    2-4-14 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://mebuki.jp/en/

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

  14. About 7 minutes on foot foot About 370 meters Travel Tips Cross Chuo-dori Avenue at the traffic light in front of COREDO Muromachi 1 & 3. The route to the Bank of Japan Currency Museum is flat, but there are some traffic lights along the way.

  15. Spot7 Bank of Japan Currency Museum About 1 hour

    Bank of Japan Currency Museum

    The museum of the Bank of Japan’s Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies collects and preserves currency and currency-related materials. Its permanent collection includes different kinds of gold coins and plates once used as currency in Japan.

    Accessibility Information

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

    The exhibition space is flat and consists of a single floor. The exhibits are at a height of about 75 centimeters, making them easily visible to wheelchair users. There are also many hands-on exhibits.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities and diaper-changing station) located past exhibition room on 2nd floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3277-3037
    Address
    1-3-1 Nihonbashihongokucho, Chuo-ku (inside Bank of Japan Annex Building)
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:30-16:30
    Closed days
    Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.imes.boj.or.jp/cm/english/

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

  16. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 190 meters Travel Tips Go back toward COREDO Muromachi and take the Exit A5 elevator next to the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store down to Tokyo Metro Mitsukoshimae Station.

  17. Goal Tokyo Metro Mitsukoshimae Station[Exit A5]

    The course finishes at Exit A5 of Tokyo Metro Mitsukoshimae Station.

    For station details, refer to the Tokyo Metro website.

    Tokyo Metro website

Sightseeing spots around the area between
Ueno and Nihonbashi

  1. Spot8 Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store

    Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store

    The main building of this long established Japanese department store is designated as an Important Cultural Property by the national government.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • Parking for the impaired
    • 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
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 3rd floor of Annex Building

    Restroom Information

    Main Building: Wheelchair-accessible restrooms available on B1 and 1st/2nd/5th/7th floors. Ostomate facilities are located inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms on B1 and 2nd/7th floor; regular diaper-changing station inside wheelchair-accessible restroom on 2nd floor; and diaper-changing stations (multipurpose bench) inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms on B1 and 1st/5th/7th floors.
    Annex Building: Wheelchair-accessible restrooms available on all floors. Ostomate facilities are located inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms on 6th/7th floors, regular diaper-changing stations inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms on B2, B1, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, and 10th floors and diaper-changing station (multipurpose bench) inside wheelchair-accessible restroom on 3rd floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3241-3311
    Address
    1-4-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku
    Hours
    10:00 - 19:00 (restaurants on the 9th/10th floor of the Annex building are open 11:00 - 22:00; 1st floor and basement floors of the Main Building and the Annex are open until 19:30)
    Closed days
    Irregular holidays
    Official Website
    https://www.mitsukoshi.mistore.jp.e.bm.hp.transer.com/nihombashi.html

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

  2. Spot9 Mitsui Memorial Museum

    Mitsui Memorial Museum

    This museum houses Japanese and Asian artworks collected over the 350-year history of the Mitsui family.

    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
    • 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

    The museum is located on the 7th floor, but visitors who contact the museum in advance regarding wheelchair rentals can have a wheelchair brought to the 1st floor. Ask staff to use the nursing area.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom outside galleries

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with diaper-changing station, trashcan for diapers, and baby seat) located outside galleries.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5777-8600(Hello Dial operator service)
    Address
    Mitsui Main Building 7F, 2-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku
    Fee
    ¥1,000 (¥1,300 for special exhibitions, free for visitors with impairments; inquire for details)
    Hours
    10:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    *some evening hours depending on exhibition)
    Closed days
    Mondays (the following day if Monday is a national holiday); periods when exhibitions are being changed; other temporary closings
    Official Website
    http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/english/english.html

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

  3. Spot10 COREDO Nihonbashi

    COREDO Nihonbashi

    The upper floors of this complex are leased as office space, while the lower floors house commercial tenants.

    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
    • 車いす貸出なし

    An information center is located on the basement level. The facility is directly connected to Tokyo Metro Nihombashi Station.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing stations) available on every floor except 1st.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3242-0010(Nihonbashi Information Center)
    Address
    1-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku
    Hours
    11:00-21:00 (varies by floor/facility)
    Closed days
    Irregular holidays
    Official Website
    http://31urban.jp/lng/eng/nihonbashi.html

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

  4. Spot11 Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center Main

    Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center Main

    A historic structure whose main building was the first department store to be designated an important cultural property by the Japanese government.

    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

    Make an advance reservation to use the store concierge service.
    *Service does not include restroom assistance.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 4th floor

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms located on 1st-8th floors. Ostomate facilities and diaper-changing stations (multipurpose bench) are available inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms on 1st, 4th, and 5th floors.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3211-4111
    Address
    2-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku
    Hours
    10:30-19:30 (the B2 restaurants are open 11:00 - 21:30 and the special cafeteria and restaurant on the 8th floor are open 11:00 - 22:00)
    Closed days
    Irregular holidays
    Official Website
    https://www.takashimaya.co.jp/tokyo/store_information/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.