While Tokyo and Kyoto are by far the most popular cities for tourists to visit in Japan, there are many other exciting regions to explore. Our focus is on larger cities but as we expand we hope to add more attractions from across the country.  Here are reviews from a few tourist attractions from around Japan.




    • Nikko Toshogu Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a place nearly every student in Japan visits on school trips. Unfortunately, its registration as a historical site means that the site cannot be altered and is mostly inaccessible.

    Nikko Toshogu


    • Visiting Kawagoe makes for a great day trip from Tokyo where you can enjoy a glimpse of the Edo Period. Many of the attractions in the area are wheelchair accessible.



    • Located just off the coast near Kamakura, Enoshima is a small island that offers good seafood and views of Mount Fuji but very limited wheelchair accessibility.


    • To reach the start of the Hakone Round Course at Hakone-Yumoto Station, travelers take the Odakyu Line's Romance Car express train. As with the Shinkansen, a special seat is available for wheelchair users.


    • Hakone Open-Air Museum offers a great combination of art and nature, and is mostly accessible to those with special needs.

    Hakone Open-Air Museum

    • Tsuragaoka Hachimangu is a Kamakura defining landmark, and while it is mostly not wheelchair accessible, it is still worth seeing.

    Tsurugaoka Hachimangu



    • Japans most sacred site, the Ise Grand Shrine, is located about 1.5 hours south of Nagoya and a beautiful place to visit.

    Ise Jingu



    • While the trek is a bit difficult to this small mining island, some travelers with disabilities can visit Gunkanjima in Nagasaki with help from a local organization.