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

Accessible 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 date 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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Accessible Transportation in Japan ―How to Use Accessible Bus in Japan―

Accessible Transportation in Japan ―How to Use  Accessible Bus 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 3 bus.     Buses in Japan The number of the low-floor buses has been increasing, nevertheless buses in Japan are not accessible very much. For the reason is below. ・Buses are small since roads in japan […]

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Accessible Transportation in Japan ―How to use Shinkansen(Bullet train/Super express train) in Japan―

Accessible Transportation in Japan ―How to use Shinkansen(Bullet train/Super express train) in Japan―

There are mainly 4 ways to move around  Japan.   1 Train 2 Shinkansen (Bullet train/Super express train) 3 Bus 4 Taxi   In this page, I will explain  1 Shinkansen (Bullet train/Super express train)  from a standpoint of accessibility below.   Purchasing tickets Shinkansen is a super express train/ bullet train. There are mainly two type of tickets. 1 Non-reserved seat 2 Open seat […]

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

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

There are mainly 4 ways to move around  Japan. 1 Train 2 Shinkansen (Bullet train/Super express train) 3 Bus 4 Taxi   In this page, I will explain  1 Train  from a standpoint of accessibility below. 1-1 Trains in Japan 1-2 Stations in Japan 1-3 The way of using train with/without using wheelchair   1-1 Trains in Japan Japanese trains are brilliant. Most stations and […]

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How to Find and Use Accessible Bathroom in Japan

How to Find and Use Accessible Bathroom in Japan

Japanese toilets have many functions. However, instructions of toilets are mainly Japanese, so many tourists are confused in the washrooms; they do not have any ideas how to use the washrooms.  It is better for you to know what the functions of toilets are previously. It could help you a lot.   Multipurpose Bathroom/ Accessible Bathroom Multipurpose bathroom/accessible bathroom, universal design bathroom, are installed in […]

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How accessible in Japan

How accessible in Japan

Accessibility in Japan Accessibility in Japan has been progressing compared to other countries. You could feel that accessibility in Japan has been progressing especially in popular touristy places and stations. Accessibility at the Stations For example, elevators and accessible bathrooms are installed in the stations in big cites such as Tokyo. When you get on the train by a wheelchair, you can ask station attendants […]

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