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Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Ueno Station

The route to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Ueno Station

This is a direction guide to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, which is a 10 minute walk from the Ueno Park District Gate of the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line at Ueno Station, a distance of 440 meters. The destination is at the position of 5 o'clock on the clock face once you exit the ticket gate. Important, for this guide, please exit only from the Ueno Park District Gate located on the side of platform 2 and avoid using the platform 1 exit. There are tactile paving tiles along the majority of the route, and the directions will be given along the tiles using clock positions. All the distance calculations are as accurate as possible.

  1. 1. You will be guided through an automated ticket gate. If needed, the staffed ticket counter is on the right. Once you exit the ticket gate, walk 2 meters in the 12 o'clock direction until you reach an intersection with branches of tiles heading in the 12 and 3 o'clock positions. For your reference, be careful not to pass through the intersection in the 12 o’clock direction.
  2. 2. At the intersection, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 4 meters until you reach a T shaped intersection of paving tiles.
  3. 3. At the T shaped intersection, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 14 meters until you reach another T shaped intersection. For your reference, be cautious of the wall standing on the right between the 4 and 10 meter marks, and another wall standing just beyond the T shaped intersection at the 14 meter mark.
  4. 4. At the T shaped intersection, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 49 meters until you reach another T shaped intersection. For your reference, there is an upward slope between the 4 and 48 meter marks. At the 15 meter mark, the tactile paving tiles curve to the right.
  5. 5. At the T shaped intersection, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 1 meter until you reach an intersection with branches of tiles heading in the 12 and 3 o'clock directions.
  6. 6. At the intersection, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 8 meters until you reach a corner paving tile heading in the 3 o'clock direction.
  7. 7. At the corner, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 2 meters until you reach an intersection with branches of tiles heading in the 12 and 9 o'clock directions.
  8. 8. At the intersection, turn in the 9 o'clock direction and walk 26 meters until you reach a crosswalk with traffic signals. For your reference, the traffic signal of the crosswalk has audio signals which sound like birds chirping. There are tactile paving tiles along the crosswalk. At the 10 meter mark, ignore the intersection heading in the 9 o’clock direction.
  9. 9. Cross the street by walking 10 meters in the 12 o'clock direction which will place you on the sidewalk across the street.
  10. 10. Once you are on the sidewalk, continue walking 3 meters in the 12 o'clock direction until you reach a T shaped intersection of paving tiles. Please be careful of the crowds of passing people.
  11. 11. At the T shaped intersection, turn in the 3 o'clock direction and walk 64 meters until you reach an intersection with branches of tiles heading in the 12 and 3 o'clock directions. This intersection will place you close to a 2 story staircase. For your reference, at the 64 meter mark, be careful not to pass through the intersection in the 12 o’clock direction.
  12. 12. At the 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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 a driveway entrance and exit for the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan’s parking area for the performance personnel. 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.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Enter through the automatic sliding door and walk 3 meters heading in the 12 o’clock direction.
  20. 20. At the 3 meter mark, continue through a second automatic sliding door, after which the tactile paving tiles will begin again.
  21. 21. Walk 5 meters heading in the 12 o’clock direction until you reach the corner paving tile heading in the 9 o'clock direction.
  22. 22. 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.