Shinjuku Gyoen is currently running a trial of its new smartphone guide this week and Accessible Japan was invited to try it out to..
By Justin Schroth
If you find yourself wandering just east of Osaka, you may find yourself in Nara, one of many cities surrounded by..
By Mark Bookman
Kabuki theatre is, among other things, an immersive encyclopedia of Japan. Audience members assume the role of pilgrims..
Looking for a few places to visit for a day in Kyoto? We look at the wheelchair accessibility of some famous sites in eastern Kyoto. ..
Traditionally Japanese castles are made of wood, which made them vulnerable to fires and other natural disasters. As such, the many..
If you are visiting Tokyo, Asakusa and Sensoji Temple are likely on your itenerary. When you visit you will see many visitors enjoying..
The Tokyo National Museum is not only Japan’s largest museum, it is also incredibly wheelchair accessible. With over 110,000 items on..
The Samurai Museum is a small but popular museum located in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho area. The museum offers a glimpse into the armor and..
The Hakone Round Course is a popular day trip from Tokyo that allows travelers to enjoy Lake Ashi, lush forest mountains, and a fantastic..
Though Tokyo is known for its bustling streets and crowded trains, there are a number of traditional Japanese gardens in between the..
Though it was formerly rejected by foreigners for being “too Western,” the high-end shopping center of Ginza is now a popular place to..
Review from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt
Ikuta Shrine located in Sannomiya, Chuo-ward Kobe, Japan, and is possibly among the..
Kiyomizu-dera, officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, is a famous Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto and is often featured in tourist..
Rikugien Garden is ranked as one of the most beautiful traditional gardens in Tokyo. It represents the best of Edo Period gardens with a..
The distinct shape and bright colors of Tokyo Tower make it stand out in Tokyo’s cluttered skyline whether night or day. Originally a..
The Hama Rikyu Gardens is a public park located at the mouth of the Sumida River on Tokyo Bay. Though nestled amongst the skyscrapers of..
The Meiji Shrine, or Meiji Jingu, is an essential stop for anyone visiting Japan. It is a great way to see some Japanese culture, enjoy..
After the end of the shogunate and the Meiji Restoration, the shogun and inhabitants of Edo castle were required to leave. The emperor..