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Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide

Last updated March 22, 2019

1. Toranomon, Hibiya, Nagatacho

Walk around the seat of gevernment and Mt. Atago.

1. Toranomon, Hibiya, Nagatacho

Wheelchair users can visit Atago-jinja Shrine, known for the steep 86 step “Staircase of Promotion”, via the elevator installed at the side. View the House of Councillors, The Natioal Diet of Japan, and the center of Japanese politics in the area surrounding Nagatacho.

  • Metropolitan center and sub-center
  • Culture/history

Route

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

  1. Start Toei Subway Onarimon station[Exit A6]

    About 11 minutes on foot foot About 630 meters

  2. Spot1 Atago-jinja Shrine

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  3. Spot2 NHK Museum of Broadcasting

    About 10 minutes on foot foot About 600 meters

  4. Station Toei Subway Onarimon station[Exit A6]

    About 1 minute by train Train 1st stop

  5. Station Toei SubwayUchisaiwaicho station[Exit A8]

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 360 meters

  6. Spot3 Chiyoda City's Hibiya Library & Museum

    on foot foot

  7. Spot4 Hibiya Park

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 280 meters

  8. Station Tokyo MetroKasumigaseki Station[Exit A1]

    About 1 minute by train Train 1st stop

  9. Station Tokyo MetroKokkaigijidomae Station[Exit 2]

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters

  10. Spot5 House of Councillors,The National Diet of Japan

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters

  11. Goal Tokyo MetroKokkaigijidomae Station[Exit 2]
  • 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 Toei Subway Onarimon station [Exit A6]

    Start from Toei Subway Onarimon station [Exit A6].
    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

  2. About 11 minutes on foot foot About 630 meters Travel Tips ・There is no pedestrian crossing at the Onarimon Shogako Mae intersection, so cross at the North side of the Onarimon intersection.
    ・Go to the peak of Mt. Atago via the elevator infront of the Atago tunnel.

  3. Spot1 Atago-jinja Shrine About 15 minutes

    Atago-jinja Shrine

    At 26 meters, Mt. Atago is the highest topological feature in the Tokyo municipality and is home to a Deity of Fire Protection. It was built in 1603 at the behest of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Nowadays, working people come here as a place of healing.

    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

    Use the elevator at Mt. Atago to gain access to the grounds. The Stone Steps of Promotion can be seen from the grounds. Written correspondence is available at the shrine office.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3431-0327
    Address
    1-5-3, Atago, Minato-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (Shrine office hours)
    10:00 - 15:00 (Prayer hours)
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds
    Official Website
    http://www.atago-jinja.com/

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

    staff

    The shrine is accessible by car. Also, the elevator makes access easier, so please visit any time.

  4. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  5. Spot2 NHK Museum of Broadcasting About 45 minutes

    NHK Museum of Broadcasting

    This was opened in 1956 as the world’s first museum specialising in broadcasting. Anybody can come and view the public program library and enjoy the Atagoyama 8K theater.

    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

    View posters or panels from drama series, the Taiga dramas or images from historical broadcasts, and try being a news reader or weather forcaster in the experience area. Written request boards are on loan from the 1st floor reception. Ask reception to use the nursing room.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom near the 1st floor entrance. It is ostomate compatible.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5400-6900
    Address
    2-1-1, Atago, Minato-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:30-16:30
    Closed days
    Monday (excluding national holiday)
    Official Website
    http://www.nhk.or.jp/museum/english/

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

  6. About 10 minutes on foot foot About 600 meters

    Toei Subway Onarimon station [Exit A6]

    About 1 minute by train Train 1st stop

    Toei Subway Uchisaiwaicho station [Exit A8]

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 360 meters

  7. Spot3 Chiyoda City’s Hibiya Library & Museum About 45 minutes

    Chiyoda City’s Hibiya Library & Museum

    The book floor and permanent exhibition of the history of Chiyoda City are a familiar rest place for local residents. Hibiya College is a place of exchange, hosting lectures, seminars and workshops and currently has exhibitions on Edo/Tokyo, Books and Art.

    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 1st floor special exhibition hall exhibits cultural assest to art work 3 to 4 times a year. You can look at documents separated by theme on the 2nd and 3rd book floors. Written request boards can be loaned from the 1st and 2nd floors receptions. Ask to use the slope or elevator via the intercom. There is a nursing room on the 4th floor.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 3rd floor

    Restroom Information

    All floors have a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom.Ostomates are on the 3rd floor and basement.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5302-3340 (Supervisor)
    03-3502-3343 (Book counter)
    Address
    1-4, Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Opening times
    10:00 - 22:00 (Monday - Friday)
    10:00 - 19:00 (Saturday)
    10:00 - 17:00 (Sunday, national holiday)
    Closed days
    3rd Monday each month, Special sorting period
    Official Website
    https://www.library.chiyoda.tokyo.jp/hibiya/

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

  8. on foot foot

  9. Spot4 Hibiya Park About 20 minutes

    Hibiya Park

    This modern western style park saw its 110th anniversary in 2013. As a place of original culture, especially the western style outside music stage, restaurants and florists all play an important role in helping city dwellers relax. The large symbolic fountain operates from 8:00 to 21:00 and is lit up at night.

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

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms with an audio assistance system are located in front of the public hall and behind the music hall.

    Restroom
    Toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom near the service center

    Restroom Information

    There are 6 wheelchair-accessible restroom in the park. They are in front of the public hall, behind the music hall and to the side of the Sakura gate (ostomate facilities are also available).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3501-6428
    Address
    Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Free entry (Some facilities have entrance fees)
    Hours
    Always open (Ask the service center for opening times of each facility)
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index037.html

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

  10. About 5 minutes on foot foot About 280 meters

    Tokyo Metro Kasumigaseki Station [Exit A1]

    About 1 minute by train Train 1st stop

    Tokyo Metro Kokkaigijidomae Station [Exit 2]

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters

  11. Spot5 House of Councillors,
    The National Diet of Japan
    About 1 hour

    House of Councillors,<br>The National Diet of Japan

    The House of Councillors, The National Diet of Japan, is the center of Japanese politics. It was completed in 1936, after 17 years. The visitor’s lobby has a display showing the history and structure of the Diet, as well as member’s badges and a 15 cm long budget form. The 3rd floor of the main building has a room in which the Emperor can rest and was built using cutting-edge technology for the time and is worth visiting.

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

    There is an interactive model of the main building in the visitor’s lobby. Wheelchair users can also get a feeling for sitting in parliament. There are guided tours of the House of Councillors. Ask in advance for tours using sign language.

    Restroom
    Toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom in the House of Councilor’s visitors’ lobby

    Restroom Information

    There is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) in the visitors’ lobby.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5521-7445
    Address
    1-7-1, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:00 - 16:00 (May close without notice)
    Closed days
    Saturday, Sunday, national holiday
    Official Website
    http://www.sangiin.go.jp/eng/index.htm

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

  12. About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters

  13. Goal Tokyo Metro Kokkaigijidomae Station [Exit 2]

    Tokyo Metro Kokkaigijidomae Station [Exit 2] is the goal.
    For station details, refer to the Tokyo Metro website.

    Tokyo Metro website

Sightseeing spots around the area Toranomon, Hibiya and Nagatacho

  1. Spot6 Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center

    Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center

    As well as a display of Japanese Sake, genuine shochu and Awamori spirits, there are around 100 items to sample.

    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 interior floor is flat, so wheelchair users can enjoy their visit. There is a slope at the entrance opposite the Sotobori-dori entrance.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3519-2091
    Address
    Nihon Shuzo Toranomono Bldg. 1F, 1-6-15, Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    10:00-18:00
    Closed days
    Saturday, Sunday, national holiday
    Official Website
    http://www.japansake.or.jp/sake/know/data/

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

  2. Spot7 Parliamentary Museum

    Parliamentary Museum

    As well as introducing the structure and operations of the National Diet, there is a permanent display and exhibitions explaining the Parliamentary Democracy.

    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

    Although there are stairs up to the main entrance, wheelchair users can use the slope on the left side. The exhibition rooms on the 2nd floor can be accessed via elevator.

    Restroom
    Toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom near the 1st floor reception

    Restroom Information

    There are 2 toilets with wheelchair-accessible restroom on the 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3581-1651 (Parliamentary Museum)
    Address
    1-1-1, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:30 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    Closed days
    Last day of each month
    Official Website
    http://www.shugiin.go.jp/internet/itdb_annai.nsf/html/statics/kensei/kensei_e.htm

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

  3. Spot8 Garden(North garden/South garden)
    (The front park of the Diet Building)

    Garden(North garden/South garden)<br>(The front park of the Diet Building)

    Boasting a wide variety of cherry blossom in spring make this a perfect place for a stroll and is a popular photo spot.

    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

    There are places with steps and steep slopes (max. 12 degrees) in the gardens, so wheelchair users must be accompanied.

    Restroom
    Public toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom

    Restroom Information

    There is one toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom in each of the north and south grounds.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3581-1651 (Parliamentary Museum)
    Address
    1-1-1, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:00-17:30
    Closed days
    Please check the Official Website.
    Official Website
    http://www.shugiin.go.jp/internet/itdb_annai.nsf/html/statics/kensei/kensei_e.htm

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

  4. Spot9 Vegetation and water college municipal Midori Library Tokyo Green Archives

    Vegetation and water college municipal Midori Library Tokyo Green Archives

    As well as old photographs, diagrams and picture postcards relating to parks and greenery, there are around 170,000 books and magazines relating to greenery.

    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 are steps up to the main entrance however, upper floors can be reached by taking the slope to the 1st floor café, SPORTS STATION & CAFE, and then riding the elevator at its rear. There are no steps on each floor so wheelchair users can browse freely. Written requests can be made at the 1st floor café and the 2nd floor library reception.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There is 1 toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom on the 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-5532-1306
    Address
    1-5, Hibiyakoen, Chiyoda-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Opening times: 9:00 - 17:00
    Closed days
    Sunday, national holiday
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/college/

    *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.