Address：Nihon-Odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama City
Introduction, Recommendations and Barrier Free Functions
Nihon-Odori is located in the Kannai area in Yokohama city, and it’s a government district including Kanagawa Prefectural Office. Japan’s first western style street was complete in 1870, Meiji 3, connecting Yokohama Park and Zou no Hana wharf. This avenue was named Nihon-Odori. On the 1st of September 1928, Nihon-Odori was newly established from the whole of Sakai-cho and part of Yamashita-cho and Hon-cho.
Imposing, historic buildings line the avenue such as Kanagawa Prefectural Office, Yokohama Archives of History, Yokohama Regional Court, Mitsui Bussan Yokohama Building, and the former Kanto Finance Bureau. The current gingko trees on the street were placed as a resurgence project after the Kanto Great Earthquake.
During the autumn leaves period, the open cafes along the street are popular resting spots where you can see beautifully coloured gingko leaves. Also, it’s a spot where the lights-up are beautiful during Christmas period.
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications awarded the avenue and the area in Heisei Year 28.
Accessible toilets, car parks and elevators are in the Nihon-Odori underground car park.
Barrier Free Information
Easily accessible to the place, building, shop with wheelchairs because there is no gap, below 2 cm if any, or because there is a ramp.
The entrance easy to go in through.
The entrance or exit is 80 cm or more in width.
Equipped with a regular elevator.
Equipped with western style toilets.
Equipped with wheelchair accessible toilets
Not fully accessible, but wheelchair accessible.
Meets conditions for wheelchair accessible toilets such as entering, moving from the wheelchair to the toilet, handrails, positions of switches, and certainly equipped with the means of emergency contact.
Depends on the buidling.
Equipped with infants facility.
・baby chair etc.
Depends on the accessible toilets.
Equipped with regular car park.