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The Japan Newspaper Museum

Last updated:09/02/2024

画像:The Japan Newspaper Museum

The museum is equipped with wheelchair-accessible elevators and wheelchair ramps to allow access without barriers. Staff members are stationed throughout the building and are always available to assist you.

Area Chinatown / Kannai / Yamashita Park
Opening Hours 10:00am - 5:00pm Closed on Mondays (open if holiday), Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Address Yokohama Media and Communications Center 11, Nihonodori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, 231-8311
Closest Railway Station "Kannai Station" (JR Keihin-Tohoku Negishi Line, Yokohama Municipal Subway) "Nihon-odori Station" (Minatomirai Line)
TEL 045-661-2040
FAX 045-661-2029
Ticket Info Adults: 400 yen University students: 300 yen High School student: 200 yen Under High School Age: free
Eating Facilities café
Barrier Free slope, handrail, wheelchair rental

The accessibility compliance status of this facility is as follows

Accessibility Support Status

  • Wheelchair slope inside facility(140 cm or wider)
  • Information counter
  • Escalator for general use
  • Multifunctional restroom
  • Ostomate-friendly
  • Urinal with handrails
  • Western-style toilet with handrails
  • Wheelchair for rental
  • Diaper changing bed

Emergency system

Number of AEDs (automated external defibrillators) installed 1
Considerations in evacuation flow lines Guidance of evacuation route by staff

Parking lot

Parking lot No


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

The museum does not have its own parking lot, but there is a parking lot (for one wheelchair) at the Yokohama Information Cultural Center, which occupies the building.


Stairs or steps of 2 cm or more at entrances/exits (barrier) No
Handrails on steps/stairs Yes
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

Always open

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) Yes
Alternative measures such as personnel support for steps
Passageway on the premises are more than 140 cm No

Width of the aisle in front of toilet is 90 cm

Escalators Yes
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)

Barrier-free restroom (multi-functional restroom)

Barrier-free restrooms (multi-functional restroom) Yes

Located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the building

Separate men's and women's barrier-free restrooms (multi-functional restroom) No
Automatic sliding doors No
Bidet toilet No
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
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
Braille information boards or braille materials No
Audio guidance support (earphone guide, etc.) No
Braille guidance blocks for the visually impaired on the premises No
Other Security guards are stationed on the 1st floor of the building and near the building entrance. Assistance and guidance to the reception desk is available.

Multilingual support

Foreign language information displays Yes

English. There are no Chinese or Korean descriptions, but handouts are available for some exhibits.

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

Baby care

Diaper changing table Yes

Located on 1st and 2nd floors of the building, women's restroom/barrier-free restroom (for both men and women)

Nursing room No

Not installed, but office reception rooms are available for rent.

Installation of hot water heaters or kettles No
Baby stroller rental No
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 with a disability certificate and one accompanying person (disability certificate can be used with the smart phone app "Milairo ID"). No discount based on age.
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