What is Symbol for People Having difficulties in Japan?

  In Japan, there are various symbols for people having difficulties.   When you come to Japan, please refer to the symbols below while using some facilities. It could help you find the places you need. Firs of all, I will show you some international symbols as you may know.   International symbols for people having some difficulties   1.International symbol for people having some […]

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How to Use/Purchase Wi-Fi in Japan

How to Use/Purchase Wi-Fi  in Japan

There are three ways of using Wi-Fi while traveling in Japan. SIM card Router (Mobile router) Public Wi-Fi (Pay Wi-Fi/Free Wi-Fi) While travelling in Japan, I recommend you use 1. SIMcard or 2. Router (Mobile router) The reasons are shown below. ◆Areas where you can use Public Wi-Fi are limited. You might not be able to find the areas you can use Public Wi-Fi when […]

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Wheelchair for Travel in Japan; Which is Better to use Manual Wheelchair vs Electric Wheelchair?

Wheelchair for Travel in Japan; Which is Better to use Manual Wheelchair vs Electric Wheelchair?

  When you come to Japan, I recommend you use either manual or electric wheelchair less than 200KG.   The reasons are shown below.   1.  Japan taxi, accessible taxi, can accept the wheelchair less than 200KG. 2 . When you get on the train, the capable weight of the wheelchair is less than 250KG. 3. Mobile scooters are not allowed on some trains because […]

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How to Bring your Medication to Japan

How to Bring your Medication to Japan

Medicine certificate   Before you come to Japan, you need to see and talk with your home doctor if you could bring your medication to Japan. You also need to ask them to write “Medicine certificate” in English, which is different from the prescription. 【Instance of medicine certificate】 If you have chronic diseases, you should always keep medical, treatment and medicine certificate in English while […]

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Are there Accessible/Vegan Restaurants in Japan?

Are there Accessible/Vegan Restaurants in Japan?

    Looking for the accessible restaurant in the local area or by walking around might be difficult; Japan is small country, so the restaurants and bathrooms might be small, and entrance might have some steps. When you go to the restaurants, I recommend that you book the restaurants in advance or/and use the restaurants in a big mall or building close to the station. […]

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Can You Get Disability Discount in Japan? (Disability certification)

Can You Get Disability Discount in Japan? (Disability certification)

If you want to get a discount for people having some difficulties (Syogaisya- waribiki 障害者割引), you mainly would be asked if you have a Disable certificate (Syogaisya-tetyo障害者手帳.) at such as Disney Land, Universal studio Japan and so on. Disable certificate is issued to people living in Japan.  Travellers cannot get this certification, thus you could be hard to get some discount for people having difficulties. […]

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How to move to Tokyo from Narita airport

How to move to Tokyo from Narita airport

Transportation from Narita airport (TOKYO/CHIBA) to Tokyo   There are mainly two ways below to go to Tokyo from Narita airport.  Train  Taxi ※Bus General buses have steps, thus wheelchairs are not acceptable. I do not recommend you use the bus to move from the airport to other places. (You can use buses while you are in the wheelchair to move between the terminals at […]

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Are Japanese Hotels Accessible?

Are Japanese Hotels Accessible?

There are various accessible hotels in Japan since the number of seniors in Japan has been increasing year by year. Hotels in Japan are clean and hospitable, thus you could like them. Additionally, a low related to accessibility has recently been introduced, so that hotels having certain capacity must have rooms that meet the standard Japan has established. e.g. Rooms and hallways that some certain […]

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Transportation in Japan ―How to Use Accessible Taxi in Japan ―

Transportation in Japan ―How to Use Accessible Taxi in Japan ―

There are mainly 4 ways to move around in Japan.   1 Train 2 Shinkansen (Bullet train/Super express train) 3 Bus 4 Taxi In this page, I will explain 4 Taxi. Taxis in Japan Recently, the number of available taxis has been increasing because of the Olympics. Many taxi companies have been trying to have more available taxis for tourists coming from other  countries and […]

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Renting Welfare equipment ーHoist, Wheelchair and othersー

Renting Welfare equipment ーHoist, Wheelchair and othersー

  The way of renting welfare equipment   I recommend that you book the welfare equipment well in advance you need as soon as possible when you fix the data of travelling. The reason is below. ・Renting something takes time. ・Equipment you want to rent might be fully booked. Please book the welfare equipment at least two weeks before you come to Japan. Wheelchair You […]

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