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Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide

Last updated March 29, 2022

23. Setagaya

Exploring the history of Setagaya 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 Daikan Yashiki

    About 8 minutes on foot foot About 480 meters Travel Tips

  6. Station Setagaya LineSetagaya Station

    About 1 minute by train Train 1st stop

  7. Station Setagaya LineShoin-jinja-mae Station

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 260 meters

  8. Spot3 Shoin-jinja Shrine

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 260 meters

  9. Station Setagaya LineShoin-jinja-mae Station

    About 5 minutes by train Train 3rd stop

  10. Station Setagaya LineSangen-jaya Station

    On foot foot

  11. Spot4 Carrot Tower observation deck

    About 2 minutes on foot foot About 100 meters

  12. Goal Denentoshi Line Sangen-jaya Station [Sancha Patio Exit]
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2022
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for when you actually visit 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 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 are loved by the locals and have a charming retro atmosphere. The route network is quite substantial, with the Denentoshi Line connecting with Sangen-jaya Station Yamashita Station connecting with the Odakyu Line and with Gotokuji Station and Shimo-takaido Station connecting with the Keio Line. 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(up- train platform) 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 with wheelchair-accessible restroom at Tokyu Setagaya Line Kamimachi Station

    Restroom Information

    Only the Setagaya Line Kamimachi Station (up- train platform) has a toilet with wheelchair-accessible restroom (and ostomate facilities).

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    03-3477-0109 (Tokyu Corporation)
    Address
    Tokyu Railways Main Office, 8-16 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya-ku
    Fee
    Flat fare: Adults: ¥150 (smart card: ¥147), children: ¥80 (smart card: ¥73)
    Hours
    First to last train
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    https://www.tokyu.co.jp/global/english/line/sg.html

    *This information was current as of January 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    施設スタッフ

    We're working hard to get service helper qualifications so we can provide smooth assistance for those who need help with walking and wheelchair operation. Our goal is to be a railroad that the elderly and those with impairments 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

    This temple was built by Kira Masatada, the lord of Setagaya Castle, as Kotokuin Temple of the Rinzai sect for his deceased aunt. Then in 1633 the Ii clan took over as patrons and altered it to Gotokuji. Hikone Hanshu Ii-ke Bosho in the temple area is designated as a National Historic Site. The maneki-neko at the Shofuku-den is an adorable cat with its right paw raised to welcome good fortune.

    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

    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 Information

    There is a multi-purpose restroom. Renewal in March 2021

    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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

    staff

    Our temple is famous for its Lucky Cat and the li 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.
    ・There is a south-facing slope at approximately 2.5 degrees.

  5. On foot foot

  6. Spot2 Setagaya Daikan Yashiki

    Setagaya Daikan Yashiki

    Since the middle of the Edo period, the large houses inherited by the officers of the 20 villages of the Hikone clan in the Setagaya region have been known as Oba Daikan Yashiki. Officer housing under the Daimyo only existed 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 it 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
    Mondays, national holidays
    *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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  7. About 8 minutes on foot foot About 480 meters

    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 sidewalk from Shoin-jinja-mae station to Shoin-jinja Shrine and the visual guidance blocks are narrow, so be careful when moving.

  8. Spot3 Shoin-jinja Shrine About 20 minutes

    Shoin-jinja Shrine

    The Shoin-jinja Shrine is dedicated to Yoshida Shoin who was a famous loyalist 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 a wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities) near the shrine parking lot. 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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  9. About 5 minutes on foot foot About 260 meters

    Setagaya Line Shoin-jinja-mae Station

    About 5 minutes by train Train 3rd stop

    Setagaya Line Sangen-jaya Station

    On foot foot

    1. Spot4 Carrot tower observation deck About 40 minutes

      キャロットタワー展望ロビー

      Carrot Tower is 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 date 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

      The male and female toilets in the observation lobby each have a wheelchair-accessible restroom. 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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  10. 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.

  11. Goal Denentoshi Line, Sangen-jaya station [Sancha Patio Exit]

    Sangen-jaya Station (Sancha Patio Exit) on the Denentoshi Line, is the goal.
    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 sidewalks are 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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot7 Sancha Sharenard

    Sancha Sharenard

    Also known as Sangen-jaya Ginza Shopping Street. This is a lively 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 Denentoshi Line Sangen-jaya Station comes out in the shopping area, but 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 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  3. Spot8 Karasuyamagawa River Green way

    Karasuyamagawa 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 over 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 the 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 to Funabashi 7-21, Setagaya-ku
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    https://www.city.setagaya.lg.jp/mokuji/kusei/012/015/003/d00014275.html

    *This information was current as of January 2022. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2022.
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 2021 to January 2022.
Note 11:
Due to the effects of COVID-19, business hours and closed days may differ from those listed. Please check with each facility and store for details.