Cruise around Japan – tours starting from a cruise ship

Welcome to the Accessible Japan community forums!

If you have a question about accessible travel in Japan, just pop it in one of the forums below and we'll find you an answer! If you don't know where your question should go, or have a suggestion for a new forum, plase put it in the General Discussion forum.

Also, if you have information that is not yet on the website, we would love it if you could add it here in the forum - it could help so many people looking for the same information! Thanks!

Viewing 4 reply threads
  • Author
    • #5742


      we just booked a cruise around Japan and Korea. As our son is using an electrical wheelchair (190kg) and we look for travel/transportation support in the different cities we are travelling to, as we would like to do indiviual sightseeing. Also the recomendation of a tour guide would be apprechiated. Unfortunately I could not find out so far, if there are wheelchair taxis available as well, since this could be a good solution too.

      Here is our timetable


      Date Arrival Leave Harbour
      12.10.19 –:– –:– TOKYO (YOKOH ChkIn
      13.10.19 –:– 11:00 TOKYO (YOKOH Pier
      14.10.19 09:00 23:59 KOBE – JAPA Pier
      15.10.19 –:– –:– AT SEA See
      16.10.19 08:00 17:00 HIROSHIMA – Pier
      17.10.19 10:00 18:00 KOCHI – JAP Pier
      18.10.19 08:00 18:00 BEPPU – JAP Pier
      19.10.19 12:00 –:– KAGOSHIMA – Pier
      20.10.19 –:– 17:00 KAGOSHIMA – Pier
      21.10.19 10:30 20:45 FUKUOKA – J Pier
      22.10.19 08:00 18:00 BUSAN – SOU Pier
      23.10.19 07:00 16:00 JEJU ISLAND Pier
      24.10.19 09:00 19:00 SEOUL (INCHE Pier
      25.10.19 –:– –:– AT SEA See
      26.10.19 06:00 –:– SHANGHAI (BA ChkOut

      Any kind of tip is highly apreaciated.

      Thanks in advance


      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #5743
      Accessible Japan


      Unfortunately, accessible tourism is just getting started in smaller cities, so it can be hard to find a guide and accessible transportation.

      However, I know someone who works for a large taxi company that has accessible taxis across the country, and I believe many of the drivers can act as guides.

      I think they have taxis in Korea as well.  I’ll get him to chime in!

      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #5747
      Accessible Japan

      Hello again,

      My friend at Daiichi Kotsu said to give you his email.  I don’t want to post it on a public site, so I will send it by email.

    • #5827


      I am a former onboard port lecturer/destination expert on Japan for a major cruise line.  I started my company to assist cruise passengers that want to explore the ports independently.  We have a private guide service and often assist passengers with various levels of mobility.

      If you go to, you can schedule a free consultation, so we can talk in more detail about your specific needs and how we can help.

      Happy Cruising,


      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #5829

      P.S. – Our guides work with Daiichi Kotsu at many ports too.


      1 user thanked author for this post.
Viewing 4 reply threads

You must be logged in to reply.