Onikuru is a complex building in Ibaraki City. It is located in the middle area between Japan Railway’s Ibaraki Station and Hankyu Railway’s Ibaraki City Station.

This building has seven (7) floors above ground where a hall, a library, a child-raising support center, a planetarium, a civic activity center, and various other functional facilities are aggregated.

The synergy effect created by the combination of various activities and functions makes this building a remarkable cultural facility.

The name given to this facility building, “Onikuru” (which means an ogre (Oni) comes (kuru)) has been adopted from the names applied openly by the Ibaraki City's citizens.

This name has the meaning that when even scary ogres see the Mascot Character of Ibaraki City: “Ibaraki Doji (Doji: Child in English)” in this facility, they will feel fun and feel like coming to this facility.

Fujitec installed eight (8) elevators and twelve (12) escalators in this complex building.

Two (2) of the eight (8) elevators are observation elevators which are designed to match the glass exterior of the building. The high floors of the building provide people with a panoramic view of Ibaraki City.

In addition to the above well-designed elevators, the escalators installed in the atrium from the 1st to the 7th floors have glass on their side panels; they have the design specifications suitable for the open-air space in the building.

  • Elevator
  • Escalator
  • Public facility
  • Japan
  • Lantern
  • Capacity:over 1150kg
  • Capacity:under 1150kg
  • Step:600mm
  • 2020s
Building name
Osaka prefecture
Ibaraki City
Design and supervision
Takenaka Corporation


Elevator Total units 8
Model Use Loading (kg) Capacity (person) Speed (m/min) Stop number of
floors (floor)
Order XIOR passenger 2000 30 105 7 1
Order XIOR passenger 1150 17 105 8 2
Order XIOR service 2000 30 105 7 1
Order XIOR service 1300 20 45 2 1
XIOR passenger 750 11 45 4 2
XIOR passenger 450 6 45 6 1
Escalator Total units 12
Model Type Step width (mm) Floor height (mm) Incline (degree) unit
GS-NX S 600 5800 30 2
GS-NX S 600 5500 30 2
GS-NX S 600 4000 30 2
Slimfit S 1000 6650 30 2
Slimfit S 1000 5850 30 2
Slimfit S 1000 4700 30 2
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