Accessible attractions in Asakusa

Updated: Mar 5



Thanks to the Olympics and Paralympics coming this year in Tokyo, more and more attractions are accessible with wheel chairs and strollers. Here are some tips in Asakusa.





Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

When you get our from the metro station Exit 1 with an elevator, there is Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center. At the 1st and 7th floor, there are accessible toilets. For the 1st floor one, please tell the receptionist that you would like to use it. For 7th floor one, you can go up by the elevators. From the 8th floor, you can see the view of Asakusa area and Tokyo Sky Tree, the highest broadcasting tower.


Asakusa Sensoji Temple


It is one of the oldest temples in Tokyo and the landmark of this metropolitan city. They removed some stairs around the Kaminarimon Gate few years ago so that wheelchairs and strollers can easily go through the gate.



After passing the Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise shopping street, and Treasure gate (2nd gate), you will see the Mondo, main building of the temple. When you see left side of the building, there is an elevator going up so that you can see its inside with no barrier.




Arcades

in Asakusa there are some arcades which are food especially on rainy days.

Accessible Toilets

There are other toilets accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

- Marugoto Nippon 3rd floor

https://marugotonippon.com/access/


- Asakusa ROX 5th floor

https://www.rox.co.jp/access/index.html


- Starbucks Asakusa Kaminarimon-dori

Wi-fi available, aisle is bit narrow.


https://store.starbucks.co.jp/en/detail-203/




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