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Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide

Last updated March 22, 2019

23. Setagaya

The Setagaya Line goes around the history of the area

23. Setagaya

The Setagaya line is one of the remaining trams in Tokyo. Ride this line to take a look through the history of Setagaya ruled by the Ii family. There are many place to visit such as the important registered cultural asset, Setagaya Daikan Yashiki, Gotokuji Temple where the Maneki-neko (lucky cat) originated and the Shoin-jinja Shrine dedicated to great people at the end of the Edo period.

  • Johoku & Josai
  • Culture/history

Route

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

  1. Start Setagaya LineMiyanosaka Station

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 330 meters

  2. Spot1 Gotokuji Temple

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 330 meters Travel Tips

  3. Station Setagaya LineMiyanosaka Station

    About 2 minutes by train Train 1st stop

  4. Station Setagaya LineKamimachi Station

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters

  5. Spot2 Setagaya City Historical Museum

    on foot foot

  6. Spot3 Setagaya Daikan Yashiki

    About 8 minutes on foot foot About 480 meters Travel Tips

  7. Station Setagaya LineSetagaya Station

    About 1 minute by train Train 1st stop

  8. Station Setagaya LineShoin-jinja-mae station

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 260 meters

  9. Spot4 Shoin-jinja Shrine

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 260 meters

  10. Station Setagaya LineShoin-jinja-mae Station

    About 5 minutes by train Train 3rd stop

  11. Station Setagaya LineSangen-jaya Station

    on foot foot

  12. Spot5 Carrot Tower observation deck

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  13. Goal Denentoshi Line, Sengen-jaya station[Sancha Patio Exit]
  • 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
  1. Tokyu Setagaya Line 所要時間

    東急電鉄世田谷線

    This line transverses the regional community of the East of Setagaya-ku. There are 10 stations in the 5 km between Sangen-jaya and Shimo-takaido. In Tokyo, the few remaining trams on the Toden Arakawa Line is loved by the locals and has a charming retro atmosphere. The Den-en-toshi Line connecting Sangen-jaya, and the Shimo-takaido Station connecting with the Odakyu Line and Keio Line is a substantial tram network. Also, there are many famous places such as Gotokuji Temple and Shoin-jinja Shrine along the rail line.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレあり
    • オストメイトの対応設備あり
    • 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、点字による解説等あり
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Only Kamimachi Station has a toilet with wheelchair access and braille guidance. There are station attendants only at Shimo-takaido Station, Kamimachi Station and Sangen-jaya Station. All stations have slopes to the platform for ease of use by wheelchair users.

    トイレ
    Toilet withwheelchair-accessible restroom at Tokyu Setagaya line kamicho station

    Restroom Information

    Only Setagaya line Kamicho station has a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3477-0109 (Tokyu Corporation)
    Address
    Tokyu Corporation Main Office, 5-6, Nanpeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku
    Fee
    ¥150 ticket (All stops)
    Hours
    First to last train
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.tokyu.co.jp/global/english/line/sg.html

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

    施設スタッフ

    We work hard to provide smooth help with walking assistance and wheelchair operation through proceeding with getting service helper qualifications with the aim of becoming a railroad that those with impairments and the aged can use safely.


START!
  1. Start Setagaya Line Miyanosaka Station

    Start at Setagaya Line Miyanosaka Station.
    For station details, refer to the Tokyu website.

    Tokyu website

  2. About 6 minutes on foot foot About 330 meters

  3. Spot1 Gotokuji Temple About 30 minutes

    Gotokuji Temple

    Built by Kira Masatada, the lord of Setagaya Castle, as a Rinzai sect Kotokuin for his deceased aunt. Then in 1633 the Ii clan took over as patrons and altered it to the Gotokuji. Hikone Hanshu Ii-ke Bosho at the temple area is designated National Historic Site. Manekineko at the Shofuku-den is an adorable cat, its right paw raise to call in fortune.

    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

    Wheelchairs can traverse the cobbled ground. Also, guide and service dogs are allowed in the grounds, however pets are not. If entering, either carry them or put them in a carrier.

    Restroom
    wheelchair-accessible restroom in the women’s restroom

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom in the women’s toilet on the grounds (Ask the office for access).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3426-1437
    Address
    2-24-7, Gotokuji, Setagaya-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Gates open; 6:00 - 18:00, Office hours; 8:00 - 17:00 (can vary with the season)
    Closed days
    None

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

    staff

    Famous for Lucky Cat and the Ii Clan’s family tomb. Feel free to visit.

  4. About 6 minutes on foot foot About 330 meters

    Setagaya Line Miyanosaka Station

    About 2 minutes by train Train 1st stop

    Setagaya Line Kamimachi Station

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters Travel Tips ・Be careful as you will cross the level crossing immediately outside the station.
    ・A south facing slope with an approximate 2.5 degree angulation.

  5. Spot2 Setagaya City Historical Museum 30 minutes (to include the Setagaya Daikan Yashiki)

    Setagaya City Historical Museum

    This is Tokyo’s first public regional museum. History and folk records of Setagaya-ku and surrounding areas are collected, recorded, examined and researched.

    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

    Wheelchairs can visit without problems. Reserve a wheelchair at the main 1st floor reception. While there is no space dedicated to breastfeeding or diaper changing, an empty space in the building will be provided upon request.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) on the 1st floor of the main building (Ask at the 1st floor reception for access).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3429-4237
    Address
    1-29-18, Setagaya, Setagaya-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    *There are special cases. Inquire for details.
    Closed days
    Monday, national holiday
    *There are special cases. Inquire for details.
    Official Website
    http://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/foreign/1703/d00127673.html

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

  6. on foot foot

  7. Spot3 Setagaya Daikan Yashiki 30 minutes (to include the Setagaya City Historical Museum)

    Setagaya Daikan Yashiki

    Since the middle of the Edo period, the large houses inherited by the officers of 20 villages of the Hikone clan in the Setagaya region are known as Oba Daikan Yashiki. Officer housing under the Daimyo only exists in Tokyo, and due to that lineage they were designated as a capital historic site in 1952. Also, the existing Oba Clan housing and the Front Gate were the first houses to be designated as Important Cultural Properties in Tokyo in 1978.

    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 are steps inside the house so wheelchair users can only view from the outside.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3426-5840 (Oba Magistrate Residence Preservation Association)
    Address
    1-29-18, Setagaya, Setagaya-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)
    *There are special cases. Inquire for details.
    Closed days
    Monday, national holiday
    *There are special cases. Inquire for details.
    Official Website
    http://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/foreign/1703/d00127673.html

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

  8. About 8 minutes on foot foot About 480 meters Travel Tips Be careful as you must cross a level crossing to get to the platform for Sangen-jaya.

    Setagaya Line Setagaya Station

    About 1 minute by train Train 1st stop

    Setagaya Line Shoin-jinja-mae Station

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 260 meters Travel Tips There is no pavement from Shoin-jinja-mae station to Shoin-jinja Shrine and the visual guidance blocks are narrow, so be careful when moving.

  9. Spot4 Shoin-jinja Shrine About 20 minutes

    Shoin-jinja Shrine

    The Shoin-jinja Shrine is dedicated to Yoshida Shoin who was a famous ruler and educator at the end of the Edo period. Today the deity of learning is revered here.

    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
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Wheelchair users can move within the grounds. There is a slope in front of the main shrine allowing wheelchair users to offer their prayers.

    Restroom Information

    There is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) on 1st floor near the shrine car park. A baby chair and baby bed are also installed.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3421-4834
    Address
    4-35-1, Wakabayashi, Setagaya-ku
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Shrine opening times (Worship times) 7:00 - 17:00
    Closed days
    Please check the Official Website.
    Official Website
    https://www.shoinjinja.org

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

  10. About 5 minutes on foot foot About 260 meters Travel Tips There is no pavement from Shoin-jinja Shrine to Shoin-jinja-mae Station and the visual guidance blocks are narrow, so be careful when moving.

    Setagaya Line Shoin-jinja-mae Station

    About 5 minutes by train Train 3rd stop

    Setagaya Line Sangen-jaya Station

    on foot foot

    1. Spot5 Carrot tower observation deck About 40 minutes

      キャロットタワー展望ロビー

      A 26-storey skyscraper in Sangen-jaya. Mt. Fuji on the Shinagawa side or Tokyo Skytree® on the city side, and other vistas can be enjoyed on a clear day. The adjoining restaurant is a popular dating spot.

      Accessibility Information

      • 車いすのまま入れるトイレあり
      • オストメイトの対応設備あり
      • 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、点字による解説等あり
      • 車いす貸出なし

      Adjacent to Setagaya Line Sangen-jaya Station, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and then change to the dedicated elevator to the observation deck.

      トイレ
      wheelchair-accessible restroom in the observation lobby.

      Restroom Information

      There is a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom in the male and female toilets in the observation lobby. Use the 2nd floor toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom at peak times.

      Facility Information

      Telephone number
      03-5430-1185
      Address
      Carrot Tower 26F, 4-1-1, Taishido, Setagaya-ku
      Fee
      Free
      Closed days
      Opening hours; 9:30 - 23:00
      *See the Official Website for restaurant and café business hours.
      Official Website
      The 2nd Wednesday of each month.
      Official Website
      https://okura-sky-carrot.com/
      http://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/shisetsu/1202/15598/d00004091.html

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

  11. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters Travel Tips Use the underpass from the Sancha patio in the Carrot tower basement to get to the Denentoshi Line, Sangen-jaya Station. There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom in the underpass. The underpass slopes (about 6 degree) towards the station.

  12. Goal Denentoshi Line, Sengen-jaya station [Sancha Patio Exit]

    Start from Denentoshi Line, Sengen-Jaya station (Sancha Patio Exit).
    For station details, refer to the Tokyu website.

    Tokyu website

Sightseeing spots around Setagaya

  1. Spot6 Shoin-jinja-dori Shopping Street

    Shoin-jinja-dori Shopping Street

    A nostalgic commercial district lined with new youthful shops and long-established stores with over 50 years of history.

    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 are no steps so wheelchair users can move freely, however the street is narrow so be careful of other road users such as cars and cyclists.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3487-1641 (Shoin-jinja Shrine Dori Shoeikai Commercial District Promotion Association)
    Address
    Setagaya-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://shoin-dori.com/index.html

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

  2. Spot7 Sancha Sharenard

    Sancha Sharenard

    Also known as Sangen-jaya Ginza Shopping Street. A central exciting spot in the region. There is always an exciting discovery to be made in the stores 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 elevator from the Den-en-toshi Line Sangen-jaya Station comes out in the shopping area, however be careful as it is crowded with shoppers daily.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3412-6554
    Address
    Taishido, Setagaya-ku
    Fee
    Varies by shop
    Hours
    Varies by shop
    Closed days
    Varies by shop
    Official Website
    http://sancha.or.jp/

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

  3. Spot8 Karasuyama River Green way

    Karasuyama River Green way

    The Karasuyama River Greenway extends for about 7 kilometers. Along the greenway are Gotokuji Temple, Setagaya Castle Ruins Park, and Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples of historical significance such as Shoin Jinja Shrine and Taishido Ensenji Temple.

    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 flat path on the reclaimed Karasuyama River is wide and easy to walk along, giving a feeling of the period. However, there are places where you must cross a road, so be careful of traffic.
    *There are spots that are difficult to approach in a wheelchair and some spots where a detour into the street is necessary.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3412-7841 (Setagaya Park management Office)
    Address
    Mishuku 2-1/ Funabashi 7-21, Setagaya-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/foreign/1703/d00127673.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.