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Yokohama Nigiwai-za (Yokohama Bustling Theater)

Last updated:15/02/2024

画像:Yokohama Nigiwai-za (Yokohama Bustling Theater)

Braille blocks are laid out from the entrance to the building for safe access. In the performing arts hall, the rear seats in the last row can be removed and turned into wheelchair seats.

Area Minato Mirai 21 / Sakuragi-cho
Opening Hours 10:00~22:00 (Depends on the show)
Address 3-110-1 Noge-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Closest Railway Station 3 min. walk from Sakuragi-cho station (JR or Yokohama City Subway) 12 min. walk from Bashamichi station (Minatomirai Line) 7 min. walk from Hinode-cho station(Keihin Kyuko Line).
TEL 045-231-2525
FAX 045-231-4545

The accessibility compliance status of this facility is as follows

Accessibility Support Status

  • Step inside facility
  • Wheelchair slope inside facility(140 cm or wider)
  • Automatic entrance door
  • Information counter
  • Dedicated wheelchair seat
  • Multifunctional restroom
  • Urinal with handrails
  • Western-style toilet with handrails
  • Infant seat or highchair
  • Wheelchair for rental
  • Diaper changing bed

Emergency system

Number of AEDs (automated external defibrillators) installed 2
Considerations in evacuation flow lines 1 emergency elevator

Parking lot

Parking lot No

A shared multi-story parking lot is provided at no charge to wheelchair users who attend performances.

Number of wheelchair-accessible parking spaces (350 cm or wider, near entrances and exits) 0


Stairs or steps of 2 cm or more at entrances/exits (barrier) Yes
Handrails on steps/stairs No
Ramps for stairs and steps (140 cm or more in width) Yes
Wheelchair lifts for stairs No
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) Yes
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) Yes
Alternative measures such as personnel support for steps No
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) Yes
Wheelchair lift for stairs
Benches for resting Yes
Wheelchair-accessible and dedicated seating (spectator facilities and rides) Yes

Wheelchair seating is available for organized performances (to remove seats, at the organizer's discretion during rental performances).

Barrier-free restroom (multi-functional restroom)

Barrier-free restrooms (multi-functional restroom) Yes
Separate men's and women's barrier-free restrooms (multi-functional restroom) No
Automatic sliding doors Yes
Bidet toilet Yes
Ostomate-compatible No
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 Yes

Women’s restroom

Larger sized private rooms (e.g., can accommodate strollers) Yes

Wheelchair rental

Manual wheelchair Yes


Electric wheelchair (electric cart) No

Information assurance

Written communication boards at the information desk, communication apps, etc. No
Braille information boards or braille materials No
Audio guidance support (earphone guide, etc.) No
Braille guidance blocks for the visually impaired on the premises Yes

Multilingual support

Foreign language information displays No

Pictogram signage available

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

Baby care

Diaper changing table Yes

Barrier-free restroom

Nursing room No
Installation of hot water heaters or kettles No
Baby stroller rental No
Temporary storage of baby strollers (baby stroller storage) No

Discount system, etc.

Discount system based on disability and age (65 and over, etc.) Rates are set for the Yokohama Nigiwai-za seats held from the 1st to the 7th of each month
Other services and initiatives The performing arts hall is equipped with a magnetic loop system and hearing aids are available can be rented out.