While Tokyo and Kyoto are by far the most popular cities for tourists to visit in Japan, there are many other exciting regions to explore – from the snow festivals and open fields of Hokkaido, to the tropical beaches of Okinawa.

Unfortunately, the further you travel from the big city centers and tourist areas, the more accessibility can become an issue.  This can be especially true for transportation as there are few trains, and city buses must be used.  Since the cities are smaller, they cannot always afford new, accessible buses.

Since there are not many hotels in smaller cities in general,  wheelchair accessible hotel rooms are also harder to find.  We will continue to add new hotels here in the future.  If you have any hotels to recommend or areas you would like us to research, please request it in the forum.

Our Philosophy: In Japan there is no set standard that defines an “accessible room,” and such rooms can vary considerably from hotel to hotel. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible on hotels with accessible rooms, so you can make an informed decision based on your unique needs.


Northern Honshu (Tohoku)

Kanto (excluding Tokyo)

Central Japan (Chubu including Nagoya and Kanazawa)

Kinki (excluding Kyoto and Osaka)






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