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Last updated March 22, 2019

25. Mitaka, Kichijoji

Exploring nature and culture in Musashino

25. Mitaka, Kichijoji

Part of the Tokyo suburb of Musashino City, the area between Mitaka and Kichijoji stations includes attractions such as Inokashira Park where Musashino’s lush natural beauty is preserved, as well as several historical landmarks loved by literary figures. The area around Kichijoji Station is popular with the young, trendy crowd.

  • Tama
  • Culture/history
  • Nature

Route

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

  1. Start JRMitaka Station[South Exit]

    On foot foot

  2. Spot1 Kaze-no-Sampomichi St.

    About 12 minutes on foot foot About 700 meters

  3. Spot2 Mitaka City Yamamoto Yuzo Memorial Museum

    About 10 minutes on foot foot About 600 meters

  4. Spot3 Inokashira Park Zoo(Main Park)

    About 15 minutes on foot foot About 900 meters

  5. Spot4 Kichijoji Art Museum

    On foot foot

  6. Spot5 Kichijoji Station Area Shopping Streets

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters

  7. Goal JRKichijoji 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 JR Mitaka Station[South Exit]

    The course starts at South Exit of JR Mitaka Station.

    For station details, refer to the JR East website.

    JR East website

  2. On foot foot

  3. Spot1 Kaze-no-Sampomichi St. About 20 minutes

    Kaze-no-Sampomichi St.

    This walking path runs along the south side of the Tamagawa Josui Channel from Mitaka Station toward Inokashira Park. It is lined with abundant greenery and seasonal flowers.

    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 path is straight, smooth, and easily navigable. It is also equipped with tactile paving. The residential side is wider and easier for wheelchairs.

    Restroom Information

    No public restrooms available along path.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    0422-45-1151 (Road Traffic Section Improvement Division Mitaka City)
    Address
    1 through 3 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.city.mitaka.tokyo.jp/c_service/011/011638.html

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

  4. About 12 minutes on foot foot About 700 meters

  5. Spot2 Mitaka City Yamamoto Yuzo Memorial Museum About 1 hour

    Mitaka City Yamamoto Yuzo Memorial Museum

    This is the Western-style house where the novelist Yamamoto Yuzo lived from 1936 to about 1946, and where he wrote masterpieces such as Robo no Ishi (A Stone by the Roadside).

    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 2nd floor can only be accessed by stairs. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is located in the central courtyard. Writing communication boards are available. The facility has two parking spaces. However, the spaces are not reserved for parking dedicated for people with impairments use only.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom in courtyard

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities and diaper-changing station) located in courtyard.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    0422-42-6233
    Address
    2-12-27 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka
    Fee
    ¥300 (free of charge for those with impairments; inquire for details.)
    Hours
    9:30-17:00
    Closed days
    Mondays (the following two weekdays if Monday is a public holiday)
    Official Website
    http://mitaka-sportsandculture.or.jp/yuzo/

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

  6. About 10 minutes on foot foot About 600 meters Travel Tips Public restrooms are available on the Inokashira Park side of Kichijoji-dori Avenue. The closest is in Parking Lot 1.

  7. Spot3 Inokashira Park Zoo (Main Park) About 1 hour

    Inokashira Park Zoo (Main Park)

    In addition to the Squirrel Trail exhibit, where visitors can get up close to squirrels, and an area where visitors can hold guinea pigs, the zoo also includes a sculpture museum and small amusement park.

    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

    Diapers cannot be changed in the nursing room, but diaper-changing stations and children’s toilets are available in the wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom in back of Trail of Squirrels

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper changing stations) are located near the entrance, in the Lawn Ground, beside the Squirrel Trail, in the Sculpture Museum House B, and in the Playground. Ostomate facilities are located near the entrance and beside the Squirrel Trail, and diaper changing stations are available inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms beside the Squirrel Trail.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    0422-46-1100 (Inokashira Park Zoo)
    Address
    1-17-6 Gotenyama, Musashino
    Fee
    ¥400 (free for visitors with impairments; inquire for details)
    *Fee includes the Park Zoo and Aquatic Life Park
    Hours
    9:30-17:00
    Closed days
    Mondays (the following day if Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/ino/index.html

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

  8. About 15 minutes on foot foot About 900 meters Travel Tips Be careful around Kichijoji Station as the sidewalks around the station are narrow and there is a lot of bicycle traffic. The Kichijoji Art Museum is on the 7th floor of Coppice Kichijoji Building A, but the entrance with the sign for the museum has a step. Take the main entrance into Coppice Kichijoji.

  9. Spot4 Kichijoji Art Museum About 1 hour

    Kichijoji Art Museum

    This museum houses and displays about 2,500 oil paintings, woodblock prints, photographs, and other works, including traditional Japanese-style paintings by painter and print artist Noda Kyuho. In addition to its permanent galleries devoted to renowned printmakers Hamaguchi Yozo and Hagiwara Hideo, the museum also hosts special exhibitions.

    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

    All the galleries are located on the 7th floor of the shopping complex and the floors are flat surfaces. The facility is service dog-friendly.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near entrance

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with diaper-changing station) located inside museum near entrance.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    0422-22-0385
    Address
    Coppice Kichijoji Building A 7F, 1-8-16 Kichijojihonmachi, Musashino
    Fee
    [Rotating exhibitions] ¥300
    [Regular exhibitions] ¥100
    (free of charge for those with impairments; inquire for details.)
    Hours
    10:00-19:30 (Music Room open 9:00-21:00)
    Closed days
    Last Wednesday of each month as well as some temporary closings
    Official Website
    http://www.musashino-culture.or.jp/a_museum/

    *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 The Kichijoji Art Museum is located in part of the shopping area. Some of the streets are covered arcades.

  11. Spot5 Kichijoji Station Area Shopping Streets About 1 hour

    Kichijoji Station Area Shopping Streets

    In addition to several large shopping complexes, the area around Kichijoji Station also has many shopping streets with youth-oriented shops to back alleys seeped in an old-fashioned ambience. The covered arcades are convenient for shopping in bad weather.

    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 streets are flat and many shops have made their entrances accessible. Some alleys are a tight fit for wheelchairs.

    Restroom Information

    No public restrooms in vicinity.

    Facility Information

    Address
    Varies by shop
    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 4 minutes on foot foot About 200 meters Travel Tips Watch out for heavy pedestrian and bus traffic in this area.

  13. Goal JR Kichijoji Station

    The course finishes at JR Kichijoji Station.

    For station details, refer to the JR East website.

    JR East website

Sightseeing spots around the area between
Mitaka and Kichijoji

  1. Spot6 Hoshi Café

    Hoshi Café

    This café sells a selection of products made at a welfare facility for people with impairments. Customers can enjoy delicious baked sweets, coffee, and more.

    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 interior of the café is flat and table seating is at a wheelchair-accessible height. Ask staff for the location of the restroom.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom entered via sliding door

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom is available.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    0422-44-2255
    Address
    3-8-13 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka
    Hours
    11:30 - 18:00
    Closed days
    Saturday , Sunday, national  holiday , Irregular holidays
    Official Website
    http://www.hanano-kai.jp/hoshi-cafe/

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

  2. Spot8 Inokashira Park

    Inokashira Park

    A park surrounded by a thicket of trees. Enjoy boating on Inokashira Pond.

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

    A tactile map is available. Wheelchair users will need assistance from a caregiver to go down to the edge of the pond. Writing communication boards are available at Park Information.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom by Parking Lot 1

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing stations) located at baseball field, at tennis courts, by Parking Lots 1 & 2, near Hotaru Bridge, near outdoor stage, near Suimon Bridge, near Yoshikiri Bridge, and near Gotenyama. Ostomate facilities are available inside wheelchair-accessible restrooms near outdoor stage, near Yoshikiri Bridge, etc.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    0422-47-6900(Inokashira Park Information Center)
    Address
    1-18-31, Gotenyama, Musashino
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/jimusho/seibuk/inokashira/index.html

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

  3. Spot9 Inokashira Park Zoo (Aquatic Life Park)

    Inokashira Park Zoo (Aquatic Life Park)

    This section of the zoo is home to birds, fish, amphibians, aquatic insects, and other wildlife native to Japan’s rivers and ponds.

    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

    Located at the edge of Inokashira Pond, there is an incline on the path leading to the Aquatic Life Park entrance. Inside the park, the surface is mostly level and easy to navigate in a wheelchair.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near crane enclosure

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing stations) available inside Aquatic Life House and near crane enclosure. Diaper-changing station near crane enclosure located outside restroom.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    0422-46-1100(Inokashira Park Zoo)
    Address
    4-1 Inokashira, Musashino
    Fee
    ¥400 (free for visitors with impairments; inquire for details) *Fee includes the Park Zoo (Main Park)
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:00)
    Closed days
    Mondays (the following day if Monday is a national holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/ino/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.