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# Getting Here

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# Visitors with Visual Impairments

Keisei Ueno Station: Main Entrance

## The route from Keisei Ueno Station to Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

This is a walking guide to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, which is a 13 minute walk from the Keisei Ueno Station ticket gate, a distance of 465 meters. The destination is at the 7 o'clock position on the clock face once you exit the ticket gate. There are tactile paving tiles along the majority of the route, and directions will be given using clock positions. All distance calculations are as accurate as possible. Please note, intersections and corners refer to the tactile tile intersections and corners, not traffic intersections and corners.

- 1. You will be guided through a staffed ticket gate which is 3 meters long and has no tactile paving tiles until you exit. Enter the staffed ticket gate through the automated sliding door. The staffed ticket counter is on the left. Walk 3 meters and exit through a second automated sliding door. The paving tiles will begin again. Continue to walk straight 5 meters in the 12 o'clock direction until you reach a 4 way intersection of paving tiles.
- 2. At the 4 way intersection, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 7 meters until you reach a corner paving tile heading in the 3 o'clock direction. For your reference, ignore the 4 way intersection tiles located at the 6 meter mark.
- 3. At the corner, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 3 meters until you reach another corner paving tile heading in the 9 o'clock direction.
- 4. At the corner, turn in the 9 o'clock direction. Walk 15 meters until you reach an intersection branching in the 12 and 9 o'clock directions. For your reference, before reaching the intersection tiles at the 15 meter mark, ignore the 3 intersections with branches of tiles heading in the 3 o’clock direction at the 3, 7, and the 9 meter marks. In addition, be cautious of pillars to your left along the way.
- 5. At the intersection, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 3 meters until you reach a corner paving tile heading in the 3 o'clock position. For your reference, at the 1 meter mark, be careful of a pillar to your left.
- 6. At the corner, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 5 meters until you reach a staircase which goes up to the outdoor sidewalk. For your reference, at the 3 meter mark, ignore the intersection heading in the 9 o’clock direction which would take you to the train ticket vending machines. The staircase has handrails on both the left and right sides.
- 7. Climb the staircase 16 steps in the 12 o'clock direction.
- 8. From the top of the staircase, continue to walk in the 12 o’clock direction for 14 meters until you reach a T shaped intersection of paving tiles. For your reference, at the 11 meter mark, the paving tiles curve slightly to the right in the 1 o’clock direction. In addition, at the 7 meter mark, ignore the intersection heading in the 3 o’clock direction. Also, at the 12 meter mark, ignore the 4 way intersection.
- 9. At the intersection, turn in the 9 o’clock direction and walk 156 meters until you reach an intersection branching in the 12 and 3 o'clock directions. This intersection will place you close to a 2 story staircase. Be careful of the crowds of passing people. For your reference, before reaching the intersection at the 156 meter mark, ignore the 5 intersections at the 5, 23, 26, 77, and 92 meter marks. The 5 meter mark intersection heads in the 3 o’clock direction. The 23 meter mark intersection heads in the 9 o’clock direction. The 26 meter mark intersection heads in the 3 o’clock direction. The 77 meter mark intersection heads in the 3 o’clock direction. The 92 meter mark intersection heads in the 3 o’clock direction. At the 156 meter mark, be careful not to pass through the intersection in the 12 o’clock direction.
- 10. At the 156 meter mark intersection, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 2 meters until you reach a corner paving tile heading in the 9 o'clock direction.
- 11. At the corner, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 2 meters, which will place you directly at the bottom of the 2 story staircase which has a 1 meter landing halfway up.
- 12. Climb the staircase 18 steps in the 12 o'clock direction until you reach the landing halfway up. Handrails are located on both the left and right sides.
- 13. Walk the landing 1 meter in the 12 o'clock direction and continue to climb the staircase 18 steps in the 12 o'clock direction. Once you reach the top of the staircase, you will be back on the sidewalk.
- 14. Walk 214 meters in the 12 o'clock direction until you reach a corner paving tile heading in the 2 o'clock direction. Please stop at this corner. For your reference, at the 3 meter mark, ignore the intersection which heads in the 9 o’clock direction. Between the 148 and 157 meter marks, be cautious of the 9 meter wide driveway entrance and exit. At the 157 meter mark, which is the far side of the driveway entrance and exit, be cautious of the car stop poles located on either side of the tactile paving walkway. At the 177 meter mark, ignore the intersection heading in the 3 o’clock direction. At the 187 meter mark, ignore the intersection heading in the 3 o’clock direction.
- 15. Once you reach this corner, the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan’s main entrance is located just 26 meters away in the 8 o’clock direction. From this corner, there are no tactile paving tiles until you are inside the destination building.
- 16. At this corner, turn in the 8 o'clock direction and walk 26 meters until you reach the first automatic sliding door of the destination building. For your reference, at the 20 meter mark, you will be on the property of the destination.
- 17. Enter through the automatic sliding door and walk 3 meters heading in the 12 o’clock direction.
- 18. At the 3 meter mark, continue through a second automatic sliding door, after which the tactile paving tiles will begin again.
- 19. Walk 5 meters heading in the 12 o’clock direction until you reach the corner paving tile heading in the 9 o'clock direction.
- 20. At the corner, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 4 meters until you reach the information desk. You have reached your destination.

This voice navigated map was based on the Japanese text by the Non Profit Organization Kotoba no Michiannai.

## The return route

From Tokyo Bunka Kaikan to Keisei Ueno Station

This is a walking guide to the Keisei Ueno Station ticket gate of Keisei Electric Railway. It is a 13 minute walk from the main entrance and exit of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, a distance of 445 meters. The destination is at the 4 o'clock position on the clock face once you are outside the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. There are tactile paving tiles along the majority of the route, and the directions will be given using clock positions. All the distance calculations are as accurate as possible. Please note, intersections and corners refer to the tactile tile intersections and corners, not traffic intersections and corners.

- 1. You will be guided through the main entrance and exit of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. Exit 2 automated sliding doors, which stand 3 meters apart. Once you are outside the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan building, walk 26 meters in the 12 o’clock direction until you reach the tactile paving tiles. The paving tiles go left and right.
- 2. Once you are at the tactile paving tiles, walk 206 meters in the 3 o'clock direction until you reach a 2 story descending staircase. For your reference, at the 19 meter and 29 meter marks, ignore the intersection heading in the 9 o’clock direction. At the 49 meter mark, be cautious of the car stop poles located on either side of the tactile paving walkway. Between the 49 and 58 meter marks, be cautious of the 9 meter wide driveway entrance and exit. At the 203 meter mark, ignore the intersection heading in the 3 o’clock direction.
- 3. Walk 3 meters to the staircase. Descend the staircase 18 steps until you reach the landing halfway down. Handrails are located on both left and right sides.
- 4. Walk the 1 meter long landing and continue to descend the staircase 18 steps. Once you reach the ground, you will be back on a sidewalk.
- 5. Walk 2 meters in the 12 o'clock direction until you reach a corner paving tile heading in the 3 o'clock direction.
- 6. At the corner, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 2 meters until you reach a T shaped intersection of paving tiles.
- 7. At the T shaped intersection, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 156 meters until you reach an intersection branching in the 12 and 3 o'clock directions. Be careful of the crowds of passing people. For your reference, before reaching the intersection at the 156 meter mark, ignore the 5 intersections at the 64, 79, 130, 133, and 151 meter marks. The 64, 79, and 130 meter mark intersections head in the 9 o’clock direction. The 133 meter mark intersection heads in the 3 o’clock direction. The 151 meter mark intersection heads in the 9 o’clock direction.
- 8. At the 156 meter mark intersection, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 14 meters until you reach a descending staircase. For your reference, at the 2 meter mark, you will be inside the Keisei Ueno Station building. At the 3 meter mark, the tactile paving tiles curve slightly to the left in the 11 o'clock direction. In addition, at the 7 meter mark, ignore the intersection heading in the 9 o’clock direction.
- 9. Descend the staircase 16 steps in the 12 o'clock direction until you reach a walkway. The staircase has handrails on both left and right sides.
- 10. Walk 5 meters in the 12 o’clock direction until you reach a corner paving tile heading in the 9 o'clock direction. For your reference, at the 3 meter mark, you will reach the intersection tiles branching in the 3 o’clock direction to the train ticket vending machines.
- 11. At the corner, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 3 meters until you reach a T shaped intersection of paving tiles. For your reference, at the 1 meter mark, be careful of a pillar to your right.
- 12. At the T shaped intersection, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 15 meters until you reach a corner paving tile heading in the 3 o'clock direction. For your reference, there are 3 pillars to your right along the way. In addition, ignore the 3 intersections at the 6, 8, and 12 meter marks which all head in the 9 o’clock direction.
- 13. At the corner, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 3 meters until you reach another corner paving tile heading in the 9 o'clock direction.
- 14. At the corner, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 7 meters until you reach a 4 way intersection of paving tiles. For your reference, ignore the 4 way intersection tiles located at the 1 meter mark.
- 15. At the intersection, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 5 meters until you reach a staffed ticket gate with automated sliding doors. For your reference, at the 2 meter mark, ignore the intersection heading in the 3 o’clock direction. The staffed ticket gate is 3 meters long and has no tactile paving tiles until the exit with another pair of automated sliding doors. If needed, a staffed ticket counter is on the right. You have reached your destination.

This voice navigated map was based on the Japanese text by the Non Profit Organization Kotoba no Michiannai.