New Year Japan

Traveling in Japan over New Years

Traveling in Japan over New Years can be exciting… and horrible. The New Years holiday in Japan is similar to Christmas in the West – a time of visiting family and resting from work.  However, transportation overcrowding and holiday closures of shops and restaurants can be a headache, especially for disabled travelers. Read more…

Higashi Chaya District Street

Visiting Kanazawa in a Wheelchair

During the Edo Period, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo due to the abundant natural resources. Kanazawa now serves as the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture and hosts many well preserved historical attractions and art museums. After the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in Read more…