By Toshiko Kudo
For the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games, the accessibility of public transport in Japan is improving. An airport bus..
By Andy Barrow
My name is Andy Barrow and I’m an international speaker who also happens to be a full-time wheelchair user. I’ve spent..
By Suzanne Kamata
I first learned of Okunoshima from a Canadian friend’s Facebook post. She’d shared photos of herself surrounded by..
By Kim Almas
In October 2017, our family took an 8-day/5 port Diamond Princess cruise around Japan. My husband is partially disabled, so..
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. ..
Accessible Japan was recently invited to attend the press conference for the unavailing of the “Enjoy my Japan” global campaign put out..
An award-winning accessibility info app for anyone, with or without disability!
Wheelchair users, persons with visual or hearing..
Yuriko Oda (織田友理子) has GNE Myopathy/HIBM/DMRV and is the president of the ‘Patients Association for Distal Myopathies’ (PADM) and a..
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..
Traditionally Japanese castles are made of wood, which made them vulnerable to fires and other natural disasters. As such, the many..
Taxis are a common appearance throughout Japan and are incredibly easy to find. In addition to hailing them on the street, taxis also..
If you are visiting Tokyo, Asakusa and Sensoji Temple are likely on your itenerary. When you visit you will see many visitors enjoying..
Shinjuku Gyoen is one of Tokyo’s biggest parks and a great place to enjoy the yearly cherry blossoms. Though there are some accessibility..
By Savan Gandecha
My name is Savan and I am a British Asian Autistic YouTuber who loves creating content, photography, blogging and video..
Nakano Broadway is a paradise for lovers of anime and manga that is less visited than the busy streets of Akihabara, but no less rich in..
A forum? …in 2017?!?
We are starting a community forum for Accessible Japan for a few reasons:
First of all, Accessible Japan..
Experiencing authentic traditional Japanese cuisine is something everyone will want to do when visiting Japan. Every cramped street and..
Experiencing authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine is reason enough to travel all the way to Japan. For those interested in..
When you traveling with a power wheelchair, charging batteries properly can make or break a vacation. No one wants to travel halfway..
The Hakone Round Course is a popular day trip from Tokyo that allows travelers to enjoy Lake Ashi, lush forest mountains, and a fantastic..
While mobility scooters have been gaining popularity around the world as an alternative to traditional wheelchairs, Japan has been slow..
By Fiona T
This post is long overdue since I was in Japan last summer.
This is not my first time in Japan, but definitely my..
While Japan does have rough guidelines for accessible hotel rooms, they are nowhere near as strict as the United States or Europe...
During the Edo Period, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo due to the abundant..
Regular readers of Accessible Japan’s blog are familiar with author Suzanne Kamata. Suzanne is a long-time resident of Japan and has a..