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Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide

Last updated March 22, 2019

30. Fuchu

Explore the history of Musashi no kuni

30. Fuchu

Fuchu was the seat of the government, important in the 7th and 8th Century. This course is steeped in history. The approach to Okunitama-jinja Shrine is lined with Zelkova trees and dates back to the Heian period (794 - 1185), and is a designated Natural Monument.

  • Tama
  • Culture/history
  • Nature

Route

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

  1. Start Keio LineFuchu Station[South Exit]

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  2. Spot1 Baba-Daimon Zelkova Trees

    About 6 minutes on foot foot About 350 meters

  3. Spot2 Fuchu Furusato Museum

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 80 meters

  4. Spot3 Okunitama-jinja Shrine

    About 3 minutes on foot foot About 130 meters

  5. Spot4 Musashi Kokufu Remains

    About 31 minutes on foot foot About 1,850 meters

  6. Spot5 Fuchu Regional forest park

    About 9 minutes on foot foot About 500 meters

  7. Spot6 Fuchu Regional Forest Museum

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  8. Spot7 Fuchu Regional Forest tourism Museum

    About 1 minutes on foot foot About 20 meters

  9. Bus Stop Keio Bus 府52Kyodonomori-Seimon-MaeBus Stop

    About 8 minutes by bus Bus 7th stop

  10. Goal JR, Keio LineBubaigawara 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 Keio Line Fuchu Station [South Exit]

    Start at Keio Line Fuchu Station [South Exit].
    For station details, refer to the Keio website.

    Keio website

  2. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters Travel Tips Come out of the Fuchu station South exit and take the elevator on the pedestrian deck to the 1st floor.

  3. Spot1 Baba-Daimon Zelkova Trees About 10 minutes

    Baba-Daimon Zelkova Trees

    This green tunnel comprised of over 100 trees include ancient Zelkova and Chinese Hackberry trees from the start of the Edo period (1603~). Enjoy a breif respite from the bustling city here. On Sundays and National holidays, this is a haven for walkers between noon and 18:00, so why not enjoy a walk on your holiday. As the only grove of Zelkova trees, thsi is a designated natural national treasure.

    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 pavement near Fuchu station is wide and well maintained so there is no hindrance to movement. Enjoy a relaxing stroll here.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    2-2 Miyamachi to 2-9 Kotobuki-cho Fuchu-shi (to Sakura-dori)
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free
    Official Website
    http://www.kankou-fuchu.com/entry.html?id=38209

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

  4. About 6 minutes on foot foot About 350 meters

  5. Spot2 Fuchu Furusato Museum About 20 minutes

    Fuchu Furusato Museum

    A history museum on the site of the ancient Musashi provincial office, which is a national historic site. The 1st floor has exhibit rooms about the city’s history and culture, focusing on the ancient provincial capital, including the results of excavations of old ruins. There are many contrivances to help visitors, including children, learn while having fun, including digital card games based on local history and culture played using a touch panel and a virtual tour of 100 views of the provincial capital. The 2nd floor preserves and displays old documents and archives and stores about 5,000 historical records. This is the place to visit to delve into history.

    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

    There is a museum with may things to see and touch. Use the elevator to access each floor and move between the museum and library.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

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

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-335-4393 (Furusato cultural asset Section Culture sports Division Fuchu City)
    Address
    3-1 Miyamachi , Fuchu-shi
    Fee
    Free entry
    Hours
    9:00-17:00
    Closed days
    Monday (the following day if Monday is a national holiday), Special holidays
    Official Website
    http://www.fuchu-cpf.or.jp/museum/

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

  6. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 80 meters

  7. Spot3 Okunitama-jinja Shrine About 20 minutes

    Okunitama-jinja Shrine

    This shrine is dedicated to the Deity protecting Musashi-no-kuni, has about 1900 years of history, and is famous for its beneficial marriages. Along with Meiji-jingu Shrine and Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, this is one of Tokyo’s 5 Shrines that enjoyed the patronage of military commanders such as Minamoto-no-Yoritomo and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

    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 no steps on the route between Fuchu station and the main hall. The grounds are flat. Wheelchair users should travel across the cobblestones.

    Restroom
    wheelchair-accessible restroom in the grounds

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom in the grounds.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-362-2130
    Address
    3-1, Miyamachi, Fuchu-shi
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    6:00 - 18:00 (Apr. 1st - Sept. 14th) 6:30 - 17:00 (Sept. 15th - Mar. 31st)
    *Opening times for the Chujaku gate (Red gate)
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds
    Official Website
    https://www.ookunitamajinja.or.jp/

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

    staff

    The approach from the station to the main hall is a barrier free path for easy access. Also, the Reitai festival and the so-called Kurayami Matsuri held on May 5th are very famous. Please come and visit.

  8. About 3 minutes on foot foot About 130 meters

  9. Spot4 Musashi-Kokufu Remains About 15 minutes

    Musashi-Kokufu Remains

    Maintained as a place where the remains of a large building complex, thought to be the central facility for the national Kokufu government, were discovered and have been designated as a national historic site. Models of buildings from that time have been made with pillars and mirrors in the exhibition facilities. In modern Fuchu, the government held sway here from the start of the Nara period to the middle of the Heian period (710 - 990) and flourished around Musashi-no-kuni (part of modern day Saitama prefecture, nearly all of Tokyo, and part of Kanagawa prefecture).

    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 at the front of the Kokufu remains, so wheelchair users should use the detour slope.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-335-4473 (Furusato cultural asset Section Culture sports Division Fuchu City)
    Address
    2-5 Miyamachi, Fuchu-shi
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    9:00-17:00
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.kankou-fuchu.com/index.html

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

  10. About 31 minutes on foot foot About 1,850 meters Travel Tips An alternative route is to take the train from Fuchuhommachi Station to Bubaigawara Station, and then ride the local bus to the Kyodo-no-mori-Seimon-Mae Bus Stop.

    1. Spot5 Fuchu Regional forest park About 30 minutes

      東急電鉄世田谷線

      This park is popular with families with go-carts and rides, a fishing lake, a lotus pond, and a summer general pool.

      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、点字による解説等なし
      • 車いす貸出なし

      Can be accessed by bus from Bubaigawara station. The grounds are mostly flat with wide paths, so wheelchair users can move around freely. The rides have bus and tram displays.

      restroom
      Wheelchair-accessible restroom on the south side of the lotus pond.

      Restroom Information

      There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom on the south side of the lotus pond in the park.

      Facility Information

      Telephone number
      042-364-7214
      Address
      5-5, Yazaki-cho, Fuchu-shi
      Fee
      Park: Free entry
      Gocarts (children only): ¥100/lap
      Hours
      Park: Free
      Gocarts: 10:00-16:30
      Closed days
      Park: unrestricted
      Gocarts: Tuesday, bad weather
      Official Website
      (Reference URLs)
      Fuchu official Kirari-Fuchu rides
      http://www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/kirari/sagasu/theme/jiman/kotuyuen.html
      Fuchu official Kirari-Fuchu Aesthetic landscapes
      http://www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/kirari/sagasu/theme/muryou/kyodonomori-syukeiike.html
      Fuchu official Kirari-Fuchu Fishing pond
      http://www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/kirari/sagasu/theme/muryou/kyodonomori-tsuriike.html

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

  11. About 9 minutes on foot foot About 500 meters Travel Tips ・Take the Fuchuhommachi station Honmachi plaza elevator down.
    ・Be careful of vehicles entering the brewery.

  12. Spot6 Fuchu Regional Forest Museum About 1 hour 30 minutes

    Fuchu Regional Forest Museum

    Fuchu Regional Forest Museum is a general museum with premises three-times the size of Tokyo Dome. In the museum’s permanent exhibition halls, visitors can learn by feeling Fuchu’s traditional history, culture, and nature with all five senses. The planetarium was reopened in May 2018 after renovations, increasing the number of stars that can be projected from 12,000 to 100 million, enabling visitors to fully enjoy a beautiful night sky just like the real thing. Planetarium shows include two varieties in addition to “Starry Sky Time,” which gives a live explanation of the season’s constellations and current topics. Please watch the show you prefer. The grounds are planted with a wide variety of flowering plants including hydrangea and plum, enabling enjoyment of seasonal variations. Additionally, there are old Japanese-style houses, which are old-timey spaces of comfort, as well as the Furusato Experience Hall, where various workshops are held on days off. This place offers all-day fun.

    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
    • 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 park and buildings are equipped with barrier free routes. The map shows routes for wheelchair users. Wheelchair-users can enter the planetarium and watch the show in their wheelchairs. Also, the facility has a hearing loop (magnetic loop) and receivers are available free of charge.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom near the 1st floor museum shop

    Restroom Information

    There are 4 toilets in the park and 2 in the museum with wheelchair-accessible restroom.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-368-7921
    Address
    6-32, Minamicho, Fuchu-shi
    Fee
    Museum entrance fee: ¥300 (discounts may be available for customers with impairments and their caregivers; Inquire for details.)
    *There is a separate charge for the planetarium.
    Hours
    9:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:00)
    Closed days
    Monday (the following day if Monday is a national holiday), There may be special holidays or openings.
    Official Website
    http://www.fuchu-cpf.or.jp/museum/

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

  13. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  14. Spot7 Fuchu Regional Forest Tourism Museum About 1 hour

    Fuchu Regional Forest Tourism Museum

    Adjacent to the Fuchu Regional Forest Museum, this provides various tourist and event information in the city and sales of tourist goods, local products and produce. The Kotomi café,named after the Kotomi chan, character of the Fuchu Tourism Association, is known for the menu that uses local produce such as Kodai rice and black rice produced in Fuchu city.

    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

    There are line and point-like blocks from the entrance to the Register counter.

    Restroom
    wheelchair-accessible restroom near the 1st floor shop

    Restroom Information

    There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom near the shop. There are ostomate facilities in the toilets.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-302-4000
    Address
    6-32-10 Koremasa, Fuchu-shi (next to Fuchu Regional Forest Museum)
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    10:00 - 18:00 (Can vary with season)
    Closed days
    Monday (the following day if Monday is a national holiday), Special holidays
    Official Website
    http://www.bussankan.sakura.ne.jp/

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

  15. About 2 minutes on foot foot About 20 meters

    Keio Bus 府52 Kyodonomori-Seimon-Mae Bus Stop

    About 8 minutes by bus Bus 7th stop Travel Tips Keio Bus 府52 get on the bus for Bubaigawara station

  16. Goal JR Keio Line Bubaigawara Station

    JR, Keio Line Bubaigawara Station is the goal.
    For station details, refer to the JR East website and the Keio website.

    JR East website
    Keio website

Sightseeing spots around Fuchu

  1. Spot8 Kosatsuba

    Kosatsuba

    A Tokyo designated ruin, this is a public bulletin board that showed laws and punishments for criminals in the Edo period.

    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 no entry to the grounds, however wheelchair users can see the Kosatsu from near by. Be careful of cars and bicycles since this faces the road.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    -
    Address
    5-1, Miyanishi-cho, Fuchu-shi
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Free
    Closed days
    Free
    Official Website
    http://www.kankou-fuchu.com/index.html

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

  2. Spot9 Anyoji Temple

    Anyoji Temple

    Jikaku Daishi founded the temple grounds and the main hall was built in 1789. The Kannon hall was built in 1911 and an effigy is enshrined in Sensoji 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

    There are no steps or slopes at the entrance or in the grounds so wheelchair users can move freely.

    Restroom Information

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-361-2248
    Address
    1-17-10, Honmachi, Fuchu-shi
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Free entry to grounds
    Closed days
    Free entry to grounds
    Official Website
    -

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

  3. Spot10 JRA RACING MUSEUM

    JRA RACING MUSEUM

    A museum of Tokyo Racecourse where you can learn about the interesting pasttime of horse racing. We host a variety of 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
    • 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

    There is a video experience area for wheelchair users to enjoy. Use the elevator to move between the 1st and 2nd floors.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    There is wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-314-5800
    Address
    1-1 Hiyoshi-cho, Fuchu-shi, JRA Tokyo racehorse track.
    Fee
    Free (¥200 entrance fee to the racetracks on racedays)
    Hours
    10:00 - 17:00 (Racedays and park wins release days) 10:00 - 16:00 (other days)
    *It may vary due to circumstances.
    Closed days
    Monday, Tuesday (the following weekday if it is a national holiday, sometimes temporarily closed during day.)
    Official Website
    http://www.bajibunka.jrao.ne.jp/keiba/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.