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Lift access at Gion-Shijo Station? 2018/2/7 18:01
Hi there,
Does anyone know if Gion-Shijo Station has lift access? Or escalator?
I will be staying near Gion-Shijo Station in Kyoto during my upcoming trip & will be carrying luggage with me. It would be great to know whether there are escalators or lifts connecting the train platform to the station gate & the station exit at ground level.
Thank you in advance.
by mh123  

Re: Lift access at Gion-Shijo Station? 2018/2/7 20:34
Yes, of course. It has both. Honestly I can't imagine of an underground station which doesn't have lift or escalator.

http://kyotoaccess.com/img/066.jpg

Lift: エレベーター
Escalator: エスカレーター
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Lift access at Gion-Shijo Station? 2018/2/7 21:06
I can't imagine of an underground station which doesn't have lift or escalator.

Actually there is at least one exception.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doai_Station

There might be other underground stations which do not have lift or escalator. However if it is in the well-populated area, almost all underground stations have lift and/or escalator, so no worry.
by frog1954 rate this post as useful

Re: Lift access at Gion-Shijo Station? 2018/2/8 09:59
That is an awesomely obscure station (22 people per day).

I visit Hiroo station several times a year and have not seen the elevator there yet. The have "stair-climbing" machines for disabled access, but no elevator/escalator access for the platforms. http://www.tokyometro.jp/station/hiro-o/yardmap/index.html#adjacent

Maybe another thing to note is that some train stations do not have particularly clear or obvious layouts. The Gion-Shijo one I've never had problems with, but I have found a few in Tokyo that I have been through dozens of times before finding the lifts. In one case it was due to the lift being at the far end of the platform in the opposite direction to the way I was heading - found it by accident on a trip through the station the following year. The increased number of decent station lay-out maps helps.
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