October 22, 2019 at 5:20 am #5977
Myself and a few friends are visiting for the Paralympics next year, we’re trying to find a mid to low range hotel with at least one room with a roll in shower. We’re finding at the moment its just the high end hotels which seem to have this. Could you possibly help please?
October 22, 2019 at 8:19 am #5979
I assume you’re looking for a place in the Tokyo Area. Have you checked out the Hotels section of Accessible Japan? (https://www.accessible-japan.com/wheelchair-accessible-hotels-tokyo/) You can sort the listings by price range to help you find the more inexpensive options Accessible Japan has researched.
Many hotels may not specifically have “roll-in showers,” listed. Instead they will often have a space beside a tub with a floor drain and available hand-held shower-head that can be used as a roll-in shower space. An example of this is the low-range priced Nippon Seinenkan Hotel (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/tokyo/shinjuku/low-range/nippon-seinenkan-hotel/#post_images), in the tub picture you can see that a floor drain and space next to the tub are available.
I hope that help, but feel free to ask if you have additional questions.
October 22, 2019 at 9:45 pm #5980
October 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm #5986
It looks like your last post didn’t work properly. Can you please try again? Sorry for the inconvenience.
October 25, 2019 at 12:57 am #5989
Yes no worries at all, I was just asking if you could recommend a similar priced hotel in Kyoto please?
October 25, 2019 at 6:39 am #5992
Hello again Shaun!
Okay, looking at the Hotels Accessible Japan has researched there are many that could be considered centrally located, I’m going to assume around the Tokyo Station area is probably what you’re looking for (however, if you’re virtually anywhere near a station on the JR Yamanote Line loop, then you have easy access to most of Tokyo).
Here are some of the hotels listed from closest to Tokyo Station, which is part of the JR Yamanote Line loop (most require a short metro ride to the station):
- Toyoko Inn – Nihonbashi Ningyocho (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/tokyo/chuo/low-range/toyoko-inn-nihonbashi-ningyocho/#post_content)
- Toyoko Inn – Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Mae A4 (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/tokyo/chuo/low-range/toyoko-inn-nihonbashi-mitsukoshi-mae-a4/#post_content)
- Toyoko Inn – Nihonbashi Zeimusho Mae (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/tokyo/chuo/low-range/toyoko-inn-nihonbashi-zeimusho-mae/#post_content)
- Toyoko Inn – Nihonbashi (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/tokyo/chuo/low-range/toyoko-inn-nihonbashi/#post_content)
The next three are a bit father from Tokyo Station, but offer similar access to JR Yamanote Line loop.
If you want to be near a Video game & Anime hotspot, here is one not too far from Akihabara Station (part of the JR Yamanote Line loop):
- Toyoko Inn – Kanda Akihabara (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/tokyo/chuo/low-range/toyoko-inn-kanda-akihabara/#post_content)
If you’re into museums, zoos, and parks, you’ll find that and more near this hotel just 4-mins from Uguisudani Station, or a bit farther to Ueno Station (both part of the JR Yamanote Line loop):
- Toyoko Inn – Uguisudani Ekimae (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/tokyo/taito/low-range/toyoko-inn-uguisudani-ekimae/#post_content)
If you want to be VERY close to a station on the JR Yamanote Line loop, this hotel is across the street from Shinagawa Station (I stayed literally next door to this hotel on my first trip to Japan, the station was so convenient being this close):
- Toyoko Inn – Shinagawa-eki Takanawa-guchi (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/tokyo/minato/low-range/toyoko-inn-shinagawa-eki-takanawa-guchi/#access)
As for Kyoto suggestions, we have several low-range priced hotels listed for the Kyoto area as well. Although Kyoto isn’t as accessible via railway as Tokyo is, you will still most likely want a hotel that is located by a major rail station. My suggestion would by Kyoto Station, because from there you have access to other nearby cities as well as the stops in Kyoto itself.
So, here are a few hotels near Kyoto Station:
- El Inn Kyoto, 1-min stroll from Kyoto Station (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/kyoto/kyoto/low-range/el-inn-kyoto/#post_content)
- Green Rich Hotels Kyoto Eki Minami, 8-min stroll from Kyoto Station (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/kyoto/kyoto/low-range/green-rich-hotels-kyoto-eki-minami/#post_content)
- Hibari Hostel, 5-min stroll from Umekouji-Kyotonishi Station, from there it’s a short train ride to Kyoto Station (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/kyoto/kyoto/low-range/hibari-hostel/#post_content)
- Toyoko Inn – Kyoto Gojo-karasuma, 20-min stroll from Kyoto Station (https://www.accessible-japan.com/hotels/japan/kyoto/kyoto/low-range/toyoko-inn-kyoto-gojo-karasuma/#post_content)
Check out the photo sections of the above hotel links, most of them have very useful pictures of accessible rooms. NOTE: You may need to contact the hotel directly if they don’t offer booking of accessible rooms online; you may want to book your rooms (especially any accessible rooms) as soon as possible as people coming to see the Olympic/Paralympic games are expected to fill up many hotels quickly during that time period.
I know it’s a lot of information, but I hope that helps narrow things down for you,
October 25, 2019 at 11:07 pm #5998
February 6, 2020 at 7:34 pm #6276
I don’t know much about hotels with roll-in showers, can only comment from my experience.
My dad uses wheelchair, when we visit Tokyo and decided to visit Asakusa (Senso-Ji)
We stayed at Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International.
The room is not very wide (We add one more bed; 3 beds in one room so quite crowded)
The bathroom door is not wide enough for wheelchair direct roll-in, but if the user can stand and walk for short distance from the shower door to into the shower room, they have the chair provided for sit-bath with movable shower. My dad took a bath this way. He had stroke and now can only walk for short distance, we found the toilet quite convenience, as he can sit and bath.
I am sorry I could not provide more helpful info, hope that the comment can help you find the room you like more or less.
We had enjoyed our times there, wish you Have a great time! :)
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