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Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide

Last updated March 22, 2019

7. Korakuen

A famous Japanese garden from the Edo period and a city of entertainment

7. Korakuen

The Bunkyo Civic Center Sky View Lounge commands a magnificent view across the skyscrapers of Shinjuku and even Mount Fuji. Enjoy Tokyo Dome City Attractions and the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, after which the area is named.

  • Metropolitan center and sub-center
  • Culture/history
  • Amusement

Route

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

  1. Start Tokyo MetroKorakuen[Exit 5]

    on foot foot

  2. Spot1 Bunkyo Civic Center Sky View Lounge

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 400 meters

  3. Spot2 The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    on foot foot

  4. Spot3 TOKYO DOME CITY ATTRACTIONS

    About 14 minutes on foot foot About 820 meters

  5. Spot4 Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 230 meters

  6. Goal Toei SubwayIidabashi Station[Exits C2]
  • 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 Korakuen [Exit 5]

    The starting point is Korakuen Station (Exit 5) on the Tokyo Metro Line.
    For station details, refer to the Tokyo Metro website.

    Tokyo Metro website

  2. on foot foot Travel Tips Exit 5 is directly connected to the 2nd basement floor of the Bunkyo Civic Center.

  3. Spot1 Bunkyo Civic Center Sky View Lounge About 20 minutes

    Bunkyo Civic Center Sky View Lounge

    The Bunkyo Civic Center is a complex facility that consists of the Bunkyo City Office, large halls, small halls, and more. A view from about 105 meters above the ground can be enjoyed from Sky View Lounge on the 25th floor. The glass windows are inclined so that visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of an urban landscape that includes the Tokyo Skytree® and the Shinjuku subcenter as well as natural sights like Mt. Fuji and Mt. Tsukuba far away. It offers one of the best views in the heart of the city as well as a beautiful night view.

    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

    Those in wheelchairs can also enjoy a beautiful view from the observation lounge. The glass window is about 1 meter-high. Mobility-impaired parking is located on the B1 and B2 floors of the Civic Center, communication boards are available at the general reception counter on the 1st floor, a nursing area is located on the 2nd floor, and ostomate facilities are available on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 25th floor

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms located on each floor at the Civic Center.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3812-7111(main)
    Address
    1-16-21, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    09:00 - 20:30
    Closed days
    3rd Sunday of May
    Official Website
    https://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/bunka/kanko/osusume/lounge.html

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.
    *Please refrain from the following activities.
    ・Climbing on or leaning against the counter.
    ・Leaving items on the counter or floor for long periods of time.
    ・Occupying the same spot for long periods of time.
    ・Taking photos with equipment such as a tripod.

  4. About 7 minutes on foot foot About 400 meters Travel Tips Exit the Bunkyo Civic Center on the 1st floor, go up to the 2nd floor by elevator at LaQua, cross the pedestrian overpass at Korakuen Station, and head towards Tokyo Dome.

  5. Spot2 The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum About 30 minutes

    The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    Established in 1959 as Japan’s first museum dedicated to baseball. Players with outstanding achievements are selected and announced as baseball Hall of Famers once a year. Regular exhibits consist of those on professional baseball, amateur baseball, and baseball history, etc., and there is a corner with a batter’s box in the events hall where you can test your skills against a professional pitcher.

    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
    • 車いす貸出あり

    The floor of the museum is flat, so wheelchair users can free view the exhibits. Ask at reception to borrow one of the 2 wheelchairs available.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    1 wheelchair-accessible restroom located on the 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3811-3600
    Address
    1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    ¥600
    Hours
    10:00 - 18:00 (March - September)
    10:00 - 17:00 (October - February)
    *Admission until 30 minutes before closing time
    Closed days
    Monday (open on national holidays, days when baseball games are held at the Tokyo Dome, and during the spring and summer holidays)
    Official Website
    http://english.baseball-museum.or.jp/index.html

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

    staff

    The museum has released an official app that can be downloaded for free. When used in the museum, the app lets you see videos and photos taken with Hall of Famers. It is an innovative app that lets you further enjoy the baseball Hall of Fame as well as the exhibits, so please be sure to use it.

  6. on foot foot

  7. Spot3 TOKYO DOME CITY ATTRACTIONS About 1 hour

    TOKYO DOME CITY ATTRACTIONS

    A facility of attractions adjacent to Tokyo Dome with free admission. The roughly 20 types of attractions that can be enjoyed by both adults and children here include the “Big O”, which is the world’s first centreless Ferris wheel with a diameter of 60 meters, the “Super Viking SORABUNE”, which drops rapidly from a height of up to 15 meters, and the “Kids Hacker”, which rises 7 meters up and drops and can be enjoyed by children as young as 3 years old (100 centimeters or more in height) without adult accompaniment.

    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
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The “Big O” Ferris wheel has gondolas that are wheelchair-accessible. The smile counter next to the ticket counter for attractions takes questions regarding use of the attractions (opening - 18:00).
    Facilities for ostomate pouch users are available at the Splash Garden.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom in the area

    Restroom Information

    ・Wheelchair-accessible restrooms: LaQua area, Attractions area
    ・Toilet with ostomate facilities: Splash Garden

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3817-6001
    Address
    1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    Varies according to attraction (1-day passports for unlimited rides available)
    Hours
    10:00 - 21:00 (business hours and operating hours of the attractions vary according to season, day, event, etc.)
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/tourists/attractions/

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

  8. About 14 minutes on foot foot About 820 meters Travel Tips You can use the pedestrian street on the south side of Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens (Open from 7:00-20:00)

  9. Spot4 Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens About 40 minutes

    Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens

    Specified as a special historic spot as well as a special place of scenic beauty in 1952 under the Cultural Assets Preservation Act. It was built during the early Edo period as an Edo residence garden by Tokugawa Yorifusa, who was an ancestor of the Mito Tokugawa family, and completed by the second domain lord, Tokugawa Mitsukuni. It is a strolling garden with miniature ponds and hills, and the landscaping was inspired by Zhu Zhiyu, who was a Confucianist of the Ming dynasty. The term “Korakuen” is derived from the Chinese saying, “Worry before all worries in the world, and enjoy after all enjoyments in the world”, and scenery based on famous Chinese spots can be seen throughout the garden.

    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 pamphlet with a guide for the route for wheelchairs on the grounds. Randy wheelchairs for traveling on gravel roads as well as standard wheelchairs are lent out at the reception counter. There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom at Kantokutei on the left side of the entrance. There are pamphlets in English, French, Korean, Chinese (2 types), and Spanish for visitors from abroad.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom at Kantokutei

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located at Kantokutei on the left side of the entrance. (Unavailable until the end of May 2019 due to repair work.)

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3811-3015
    Address
    1-6-6, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    ¥300 (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/english/

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

    staff

    It is difficult to modify gardens that are cultural assets to make them barrier-free, but efforts are being made in improving intangible features with the help of volunteers so that those with impairments can enjoy the facilities as much as possible.

  10. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 230 meters

  11. Goal Toei Subway Iidabashi Station [Exits C2]

    The course finishes at Iidabashi Station (Exits C2) on the Toei Subway Line.
    For station details, refer to the Toei Subway website operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Transportation.

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

Sightseeing spots around Korakuen

  1. Spot5 Bunkyo Museum

    Bunkyo Museum

    Opened in 1991 so that people of all ages can see the history and cultural assets of Bunkyo City while deepening their feelings of attachment and interest in the local areas.

    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
    • 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 floors in the building are flat so those in wheelchairs can look around without any difficulty. The exhibition room on the 2nd floor can be accessed via elevator. Reading glasses are lent out at the reception counter.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on the 1st floor.

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located on the 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3818-7221
    Address
    4-9-29, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    ¥100(free of charge for seniors, people with impairments and caregivers.)
    *Special exhibits are charged separately.
    Hours
    10:00-17:00
    Closed days
    Monday,4th Tuesday of each month (open if it falls on a national holiday and closed the following day)
    During regular fumigations
    Official Website
    https://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/rekishikan/

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

  2. Spot6 Genkakuji Temple (Konnyaku Enma)

    Genkakuji Temple (Konnyaku Enma)

    Enshrines the “Konnyaku Enma”, which appears in works of literature by writers such as Natsume Soseki and Higuchi Ichiyo.

    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
    • 車いす貸出あり

    The path from the temple gate to the main hall is stone-paved, but those in wheelchairs can easily go to worship as the path is quite flat and the grooves between the stones are shallow.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3811-4482
    Address
    2-23-14, Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    8:00-17:30
    Closed days
    none
    Official Website
    http://www.genkakuji.or.jp/

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

  3. Spot7 LaQua Shop&Restaurant

    LaQua Shop&Restaurant

    Located in parallel to the Tokyo Dome, it offers shopping for the latest items as well as dining.

    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

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms located on the 1st and 2nd floors, and a nursing room at the end of the information counter on the 2nd floor. Please go to the information counter on the 2nd floor if you would like to use a communication board. Please use the elevator when going from floor to floor.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom at the LaQua Garden on the 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom located on the 1st and 2nd floor. Nursing room located at the restroom on the 2nd floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    Address
    Laqua Bldg., 1-1-1, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    11:00-21:00 (Some shops have different hours.)
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    https://www.laqua.jp/en/

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

  4. Spot8 Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens Exhibition Room

    Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens Exhibition Room

    Items such as materials of historical value found at Korakuen Gardens are on display for the public to see 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

    The floor of the exhibition room is flat and easy to move about on, and the displays are at low heights so that those in wheelchairs can view them easily.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    1-4-13, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    7:00-20:00
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index030.html

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

  5. Spot9 Rekisen Park

    Rekisen Park

    A park located on the eastern edge of the Koishikawa Plateau. Its symbol is a 10 meter-high cascade.

    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
    • 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 park can be accessed directly from the 4b exit at Korakuen Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Subway Line. Wheelchair users can also stroll without any difficulty. There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom with ostomate facilities in the park.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) in the park

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) in the park.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5803-1252 (Greenery and Park Division, Bunkyo City)
    Address
    1-15, Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free

    *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.