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Route: Tokyo Station >> Palette Town Ferris wheel >> DiverCity >> Water bus >> Kaminari Gate / Sensoji Temple >> Rickshaw >> TOKYO SKYTREE® 

This course is packed with must-see sights in Tokyo that are wheelchair accessible.
It starts at Tokyo Station for a ride on the JR Tokaido Main Line and Yurikamome to Odaiba, where the Palette Town Ferris wheel commands a sweeping view of Tokyo Bay. Some time is allotted to shopping in Odaiba. From the landing near Odaiba Marine Park, a ride on the water bus offers a different view of Tokyo Bay en route to Asakusa. Following a tour of the Asakua area by rickshaw, the route leads to a ride on the Toei Bus or the Tobu Skytree Line, and closes the day with a night view of TOKYO SKYTREE

*Contains videos for tourists riding on wheelchairs to enjoy their trip along the model course.
Click the icon to display restroom information on the route.

10:00 1JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi South Exit Restroom Information

The red brick building of Tokyo Station was a symbol of modernism when it was originally completed in 1914. Nearly a century later, it is reborn as Tokyo Station City complete with a hotel, office buildings, the Marunouchi Station Building, and an ekinaka (“in the station”) area offering the dishes of famous restaurants in Tokyo and the rest of Japan. Tokyo Station Gallery, situated in the Marunouchi Station Building,, organizes regular feature exhibitions themed around Tokyo.

Time 3 min.
on JR Tokaido Main Line local service (for Atami)

Wheelchair users may ask the station staff for assistance getting on and off the train. The Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, and Yokosuka lines are also wheelchair accessible, but there are no elevators on the platform at Shimbashi Station
(*Information as of September 2014.)
The Tokaido Main Line, which has an elevator, is recommended.
he Ginza Exit is convenient for transferring to Yurikamome.

10:30 2Yurikamome Shimbashi Station Restroom Information

Time 20 min.
on Yurikamome (for Toyosu)

Wheelchair users may ask for assistance getting on and off the train

10:50 3Yurikamome Aomi Station Restroom Information

Distance Approx. 300 m

The route is free of steps and other obstructions.
Pass through the walkway inside Toyota Mega Web to access the towering Ferris wheel in Palette Town. 

11:00 4Giant Sky Wheel in Palette Town Restroom Information

Palette Town features Venus Fort, a shopping mall inspired by the beautiful townscape of 18th century Europe, Tokyo Leisure Land, an amusement facility offering games and karaoke, and more. The attraction Giant Sky Wheel is accessible by wheelchair. Ask the entrance staff to be escorted to the elevator. One of the largest Ferris wheels in Japan, it rises 115 meters in height to command a view of landmarks including Tokyo Tower,TOKYO SKYTREE,,Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Gate Bridge

Distance  Approx. 750m

Exit on the Tokyo Teleport Station side for DiverCity.
The footbridge in front has an elevator.
* Check the map for the route.

To the left is a long gentle slope

To the right is the elevator to the footbridge.
* The route to the right is recommended for wheelchair users.

11:45 5DiverCity Tokyo Plaza Restroom Information

DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is packed with fun such as the stores of leading fashion brands and a gourmet zone designed around the concept “theatrical restaurant” that offers a feast for the eyes. Lunch here at Odaiba’s new destination that promises to be a new landmark of Tokyo.

Distance  Approx. 650m

The route is free of steps and other obstructions

13:15 6Water bus—Odaiba Marine Park landing Restroom Information

Head towards the terminal of Tokyo Mizube Line water bus that travels from Odaiba to Asakusa. If there’s time to spare, visit the adjacentOdaiba Marine Park and take in the view of Rainbow Bridgeand Dai-san Daiba (No. 3 Battery) from the artificial beach. The slope from the landing leads to a replica of the Statue of Liberty. After the detour, return to the landing for boarding. The water bus is accessible by wheelchair. Note, however, that reservations are required for assistance. Enjoy the scenic view on the banks of Sumida-gawa River between Odaiba and Asakusa, including TOKYO SKYTREE, Tsukiji Market, andHamarikyu Gardens.

Time Approx. 60 min.

Assistance is available for wheelchair users; however, reservations are required (03-5608-8869).
It’s a good idea to check the water bus schedule as well.
Let’s go by water bus! [Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association] ( External link )

15:00 7Waterbus Asakusa landing Restroom Information

From the Asakusa landing at Azuma-bashi Bridge, proceed along the river and turn right on to Kaminarimon-dori Street.

Distance  Approx. 750m

The route is free of steps and other obstructions.

15:20 8Kaminari Gate / Nakamise omote-dori (main street) Restroom Information

After a while, the famous Kaminari-mon Gate comes into view. Pass it to enter Nakamise omote-dori (main street) lined on both sides with shops selling Japanese confectionery like manju buns filled with red bean paste and yokan jelly made with sweet potato, and all kinds of souvenirs including accessories, traditional paper umbrellas, and kimono gowns featuring Japanese motifs. Weave through this bustling street and head to the Senso-ji Temple Main Hall.

15:35 9Sensoji Temple Restroom Information

Pass through Hozo-mon Gate, admire the five-story pagoda to the left, and worship at the Main Hall. To the right is the temple’s east gate, or Niten-mon Gate, designated an important cultural property of Japan.

An elevator is available on the left hand side of the Main Hall.

16:00 10Rickshaw 

On Kaminarimon-dori Street, facing Kaminari-mon Gate, is a line of rickshaws. Board one and explore the Senso-ji Temple area. The rickshaw runner will offer assistance getting on and off, and for trips starting and ending at a different location, even load the wheelchair on board. For details on routes, times, and fees, visit the website.

EBISUYA rickshaw JAPAN( External link )

Distance  Approx. Route A: 200m
Route B: 300m
The route is free of steps and other obstructions

You can go to TOKYO SKYTREE by Route A when going by train, or Route B when going by bus.

Route A

17:00 11
Tobu Skytree Line Asakusa Station
Restroom Information

Train3 min.
Tobu Skytree Line for Isesaki)
Wheelchair users may ask for assistance getting on and off the train


17:15 12
Tokyo Skytree Line Tokyo Skytree Station
Restroom Information

Distance  Approx. 200m
The route is free of steps and other obstructions

Route B

17:00 13
Bus stop No. 12 Route Tokyo 08 From Tobu Asakusa eki-mae for Kinshicho Station

Approx. 10 min.
Route Tokyo 08
for Kinshicho Station)
Wheelchair users may ask for assistance getting on and off the train


17:15 14
Bus stop No. 5 Tokyo Skytree eki-iriguchi

Distance  Approx. 200m
The route is free of steps and other obstructions

17:30 15TOKYO SKYTREE® Restroom Information

TOKYO SKYTREE, at 634 meters high, is the world’s tallest free-standing broadcasting tower. The TEMBO DECK, located 350 meters above ground, commands a panoramic view of the Kanto region, and even Mt. Fuji in the distance when the sky is clear. At night, the tower is illuminated alternately in the beautiful pale blue “Iki” and violet “Miyabi” themes. Tokyo Solamachi, the neighboring commercial complex, is home to more than 300 establishments including a planetarium, an aquarium, and shops, which constantly transmit trends and information. TOKYO SKYTREE is a world-class landmark of Tokyo.
Updated September 2014

*Published information is based on the contents of September 2014 report.
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The red lines indicate trains and subways, blue lines are buses and cars, green lines are for walking, pink lines are for bicycles, purple lines are ships and water buses.