Accessibility

Accessibility

Information

Nothing stays the same in Japan.  Everything is moving, evolving, progressing.  As recently as the year 2000, to get on a train could involve calling ahead, possibly arranging to have staff carry you up or down stairs, and getting off the the train a stop or two early to walk if your destination did not have an accessible station.  Hotels with wheelchair accessible rooms were never heard of.

Things have changed.

Now, you can ride when you want, there are elevators everywhere, and the vast majority of stations are accessible (millage may vary in the countryside).  More and more hotels are offering “barrier-free” rooms.  Even public parks have a separate toilet for people with disabilities.

While the picture certainly is rosier, as with anywhere else in the world, Japan still has plenty of accessibility challenges.  In our resources, we attempt to provide you with as much relevant information as possible on hotels that are accessible, destination descriptions, and disability-friendly transportation options.  This is a constantly growing and changing project.  If you can’t find something you want, or if you have information to add, be sure to contact us and we will do our best keep the information up to date.

Hotels

Accessible

Hotels

Places

to Stay

When it comes to visiting a foreign country, it’s better to be safe than sorry. A step up into the washroom, a narrow entrance… avoid these risks by checking out our database of accessible hotel rooms. We have developed one of the widest databases of hotels with accessible rooms in Japan to help you get prepared before your trip to this ancient magical country. All of the information we’ve gathered is in English and we’ve made sure to include as much details as you might need to make your trip to Japan pleasant and comfortable.

Make no assumptions – even though a standard room may be fine for you in your home country, it may not be in Japan!  Take a look at our database to find anything you want to know about accessible accommodation in Japan – including lists of hotels with accessible rooms, diagrams of interior space, availability of shower chairs, hearing loops and English information in braille. We have even incorporated high resolution images of the hotel rooms, so you can make sure you’ll be comfortable during your stay in Japan.

Take no risks, when it comes to accommodation. Prepare in advance by checking our database of accessible accommodation and make the most out of your trip to Japan, without worrying about accommodation!

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Destinations

Info on

Destinations

Visiting Japan and already excited about checking out the tourist attractions? Make sure to prepare in advance – don’t let accessibility challenges ruin our stay. Check out our tourist guide and reviews of the most popular tourist attractions for up-to-date information on accessibility. From general information from specific details such as crowding, availability of accessible toilets, slopes and ramps, all the way up to which station to use to get there – we at Accessible Japan have everything you need to enjoy your trip to the fullest!

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Places

to Go

Places

to Go

Visiting Japan and already excited about checking out the tourist attractions? Make sure to prepare in advance – don’t let accessibility challenges ruin our stay. Check out our tourist guide and reviews of the most popular tourist attractions for up-to-date information on accessibility. From general information from specific details such as crowding, availability of accessible toilets, slopes and ramps, all the way up to which station to use to get there – we at Accessible Japan have everything you need to enjoy your trip to the fullest!

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Transportation

Accessible

Transportation

Get

Around

Need to adjust your watch? Use the train system in Japan – the most punctual public transportation system in the world! But apart from telling the time, Japan’s train can do a lot more, mainly help you get around the country.

Finding your way in Japan can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re disabled. Take a look at our accessibility information and find how to navigate around the country in your wheelchair or educate yourself about the alternatives to get around the country.

We at Accessible Japan strive to provide you with the most detailed, up-to-date information on how to get around in Tokyo and the rest of Japan. Learn about the different types of trains and everything you need to know accessibility options, when riding the train! Apart from trains, we have also included detailed information about buses and accessibility, vans and taxis, as well as all other methods of transportation.

Check our services page for accessible transportation arrangement options and make the most out of your trip to the beautiful Japan!

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