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Would you like to enjoy Higashiyama in a wheelchair? Higashiyama Tourist Map for Wheelchair Users

※Universal tourism: A concept of offering tourism to everybody, regardless of handicap, age or gender.

Higashiyama Tourist Map for Wheelchair Users

The Maiko’s Recommended Route (Time: 60 minutes, Distance: Approx. 1.5km) Route guidance

This is a route for visiting the favorite spots of Maiko.
This route starts at a Maiko residence in the Miyagawa-cho entertainment district, moves on to the school where they train to become Geisha, visits a shopping arcade to enjoy fashion and sweets, and ends at a shrine to pray for an improvement in entertainment skills. If you go further to the east, there is another major entertainment district called Gion-Higashi. Click here for route details



Higashiyama Good Fortune Route (Time: 60 minutes, Distance: Approx. 1.5km) Route guidance

This is a route for visiting places around Higashiyama connected to good fortune.
This is a great opportunity to experience the spiritual world, have your fortune told and pray for good business, family life, and personal relationships at shrines and temples in Higashiyama. Click here for route details



Kiyomizu Temple Tour Route (Time: 60 minutes, Distance: Approx. 1.3km) Kiyomizu Temple picture

Kiyomizu Temple is the most visited tourist site in Kyoto, and not only by visitors from all over Japan but also from overseas. This temple has been active in promoting barrier-free access, including slopes, multi-purpose toilets, and a wheelchair route to allow all visitors to enjoy its environs equally. Click here for route details



Kyoto’s Traditional Kiyomizu-Ware Route (Time: 60 minutes, Distance: Approx. 1km) Route guidance

This is a route designed to fully enjoy the famous and world-class, traditional Kiyomizu-ware.
Along this route, you will find pottery shops, ceramic signs and nameplates, and alleyways exuding a nostalgic atmosphere. Enjoy this distinctive characteristic of Higashiyama, quite different from the shrines and temples, or entertainment areas. Click here for route details



Higashiyama Green Strolling Route (Time: 60 minutes, Distance: Approx. 1km) Route guidance

This is a relaxing and stimulating route that visits places surrounded by exquisite nature.
This route is encompassed by beautiful trees and flowers, that exhibit a different look according to the season. As you pass through a tunnel of trees in a serene environment, many interesting spots are waiting to delight you. Click here for route details



Famous Spots of Higashiyama Route (Time: 60 minutes, Distance: Approx. 1km) Route guidance

This is a route, that takes in numerous famous spots of Higashiyama.
This route includes the “stars” of Higashiyama, such as the symbol of Higashiyama, Hokan-ji Temple, the Nene-no Michi path (Nene was the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi), and the 800 year-old Chion-in Temple. Click here for route details



【The Project Team】

This map was created by the project team formed by the 5th O/OCF students of Professor Matsutaka’s class at Kyoto Sangyo University, and the Machizukuri (Town Development) Promotion Department of Higashiyama Ward Office. The team met over 20 times for workshops and fieldwork, and created this map for a project titled “Higashiyama Wheelchair Tourism 3 Days!” (held in March 2011). Higashiyama Ward Office has been actively working on a 10-year plan for “promotion of universal tourism for everybody” from 2011 to 2020.
(※)O/OCF stands for “On Off Campus Fusion,” and is a program offered at Kyoto Sangyo University to help individuals develop key competencies as a member of society.



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