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    I was reading the Lonely Planet guide to Tokyo recently and read about the Okuno Building.  It was originally an apartment complex built at the turn of the 19th century.  It miraculously survived the war and has taken on a new life with many small art galleries renting the apartments.

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    Unfortunately, it is NOT wheelchair accessible.

    There is a step to get in the front door.  But it is possible to get into the lobby with a bit of help.

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    Once inside, there are only a few doors you can peek through.

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    Afterwards, there is only stairs…

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    … or a crazy old elevator that cannot fit a wheelchair.

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    So, if you are in the neighbourhood, you may want to look at the building.  But if you are a wheelchair using art-lover, you may not want to go out of your way…

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