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Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature

Last updated:09/02/2024

画像:Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature

Barrier-free restrooms, writing boards, rental wheelchairs and strollers, and baby care facilities are available to ensure that everyone can enjoy the museum comfortably. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Area Honmoku / Motomachi / Yamate
Opening Hours 9:30am - 5:00pm (Last admission 4:30pm) Closed on Mondays (open if holiday), Dec. 28 to Jan. 4
Address 110, Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-0862
Closest Railway Station 10 min. walk from "Motomachi-Chukagai Station" (Minatomirai Line) 20 min. walk from "Ishikawacho Station" (JR Keihin-Tohoku Negishi Line)
TEL 045-622-6666
Ticket Info Depends on the exhibition
Eating Facilities café
Barrier Free wheelchair rental, slope, elevator, disabled stall, handrail, service dog
Childcare baby changing table, nursing room
Foreign Language Support Japanese Only

The accessibility compliance status of this facility is as follows

Accessibility Support Status

  • Disabled parking (wheelchairs)
  • Wheelchair slope inside facility(140 cm or wider)
  • Automatic entrance door
  • Information counter
  • Wheelchair lift
  • Dedicated wheelchair seat
  • Multifunctional restroom
  • Ostomate-friendly
  • Urinal with handrails
  • Western-style toilet with handrails
  • Wheelchair for rental
  • Diaper changing bed
  • Breastfeeding room
  • Baby carriage for rental

Emergency system

Number of AEDs (automated external defibrillators) installed 1
Considerations in evacuation flow lines Wide ramps, stair handrails, and staff support

Parking lot

Parking lot No
Number of wheelchair-accessible parking spaces (350 cm or wider, near entrances and exits) 9

9 parking spaces wider than usual. *Please contact us in advance if you wish to use a parking space.


Stairs or steps of 2 cm or more at entrances/exits (barrier) No
Handrails on steps/stairs
Ramps for stairs and steps (140 cm or more in width) Yes
Wheelchair lifts for stairs
Entrance/exit width is 80 cm or more Yes
Automatic doors at entrances/exits Yes

On premises

Information desk Yes
Steps of 2 cm or more on the premises (barrier) No
Steep slopes with a gradient of 5° (1/12) or more and a length of 2 m or more on the premises (barrier) No
Ramp for steps (140 cm or more in width)
Alternative measures such as personnel support for steps
Passageway on the premises are more than 140 cm Yes
Escalators No
Wheelchair-accessible elevator (entrance width: 80 cm or more, elevator car depth: 135 cm or more)
Wheelchair lift for stairs Yes
Benches for resting

Located in the lobby of the exhibition hall, in the exhibition rooms, and in front of the museum store

Wheelchair-accessible and dedicated seating (spectator facilities and rides) Yes

2nd floor hall of the exhibition hall

Barrier-free restroom (multi-functional restroom)

Barrier-free restrooms (multi-functional restroom) Yes

One sanitary box each on the 1st floor of the exhibition hall and in the reading room

Separate men's and women's barrier-free restrooms (multi-functional restroom) No

Shared men's and women's only

Automatic sliding doors No
Bidet toilet Yes
Ostomate-compatible Yes
Universal seats (diaper changing beds that can also be used by adults) No

General restroom

Urinals with handrails Yes
Western-style toilets with handrails Yes
Private rooms with infant chair No

Baby seat and baby chair available outside the private rooms

Larger sized private rooms (e.g., can accommodate strollers) No

Wheelchair rental

Manual wheelchair Yes


Electric wheelchair (electric cart) No

Information assurance

Written communication boards at the information desk, communication apps, etc. Yes

Writing boards available

Braille information boards or braille materials No
Audio guidance support (earphone guide, etc.) Yes

Audio guide available on loan or with your own smartphone (Permanent Exhibition 1 only)

Braille guidance blocks for the visually impaired on the premises Yes

From the museum entrance to the general information desk


Multilingual support

Foreign language information displays Yes
Easy-to-understand Japanese information displays No
Interpretation services by employees No
Support by automatic translation tools Yes

Major languages supported

Baby care

Diaper changing table Yes

Located in the women's restroom on the 2nd floor of the exhibition hall

Nursing room Yes

2nd floor of the exhibition hall

Installation of hot water heaters or kettles No

Installation is currently suspended due to infection control measures

Baby stroller rental Yes
Temporary storage of baby strollers (baby stroller storage) Yes

Discount system, etc.

Discount system based on disability and age (65 and over, etc.) Free admission for disabled persons and one caregiver, reduced admission for persons 65 years old and older, children under 20 years old and students.
Other services and initiatives Wheelchair-accessible booths are available in the video library of the exhibition room