Wheelchair accessible holiday to Japan

“A tailor made, 11 day trip, following an itinerary which we can create to cover a wide array of the country’s cultural and natural highlights as well as your accessibility requirements. With private guides if required. ”

Highlights

Tokyo | Mount Fuji | Kyoto | Nara | Osaka | Travel by bullet train | Japan accessible hotels and places to stay

Description of Wheelchair accessible holiday to Japan

Japan can seem bemusing for any number of reasons – the language, the food, the sheer size of the cities. But travelling in a wheelchair doesn’t have to be one of them. With the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 on the horizon, accessible travel in Japan is getting even easier. We’ve created this 10 night itinerary which will take you to some of the best sights in Japan, from Tokyo to Kyoto and beyond.

Making Japan accessible to everyone has always been one of our main goals. We want to find ways to help people discover this fascinating country we are so passionate about, and this includes travellers with disabilities or issues with mobility. All you need to do is let us know what you require, and then leave us to do the research and planning to ensure that you get the trip to Japan you’ve always dreamed of.

The itinerary below is modelled on a trip we planned for a client in an electric wheelchair, and her family who accompanied her. This is only one example of the kind of trip that we can provide, and the high level of service we offer our customers.

Fully tailored travel
No two of us are alike, so no two trips should be the same. There are myriad ways in which we can tailor your holiday to suit exactly what you want and need. You might require a little more assistance than what is included in this itinerary, such as bathroom hoists. Or it could be that you won’t need transfers in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Does having a private guide to accompany you throughout your journey sound appealing? Just let us know.

If you’re on a tighter budget, we can easily choose more simple accommodation throughout the trip; or if you would prefer to go all-out and splurge on top-rate hotels, we can arrange that too. Is there a specific area of Japan you would like to visit? Whatever your wishes, whatever your requirements, we’re here to take the stress out of planning – after all, we love research!

Our Info-Pack and Customer Support
Our support doesn’t stop at the planning stage. We will provide you with an in-depth and personalised Info-Pack, which outlines each step of your itinerary. For the example itinerary below, we researched and mapped out each part of their route, from airport to hotel, from hotel to station, with detailed explanations on where to find elevators and how to avoid using steps. We even went the extra mile and provided some of the instructions in Japanese, meaning that they could show the station staff or helpful passersby where they wished to go, ensuring a seamless travelling experience.

In addition to the instructions in your Info-Pack, you will also have the safety net of our Customer Support team which is based in our office in Nagoya. Should you have any difficulties or concerns, you can phone them at any time for everything from quick translations to emergency support.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and see what we can do for you. Our only warning is that Japan will surely lure you back for future visits!

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Accessible tourism overview:
We have an Accessible Committee which is made up of staff from across our offices to further research and promote this area. We are very proud of our wheelchair accessible Japan itinerary and have received fantastic feedback for it. Making Japan accessible to everyone has always been one of our main goals. No two of us are alike, so no two trips should be the same. There are myriad ways in which we can tailor your holiday to suit exactly what you want and need. We are committed to continue learning and training our staff on this area.
Limited mobility:
Our trips are tailor made meaning we can cater for you and your exact requirements. If you let us know what you need, we can research, and map out each part of your route, from airport to hotel, from hotel to station, with detailed explanations on where to find elevators and how to avoid using steps. We even provide instructions in Japanese, meaning that you can show the station staff or helpful passersby what you require.
Wheelchair:
We can provide wheelchair accessible vehicles and arrange for drivers to meet you at the airport. We know Japan inside out and can arrange accommodation suitable for wheelchair users on any budget. Our city guides are also well informed on how to use public transport while using a wheelchair and will explain how the public transport system works. Let us know your must-see sights and we will make sure you see them (we have hired wheelchair compatible minivans before to get to Mount Fuji and beyond). Many of the sights and districts in Japan are wheelchair friendly and if you let us know what you want from our trip, we will find a way of making it happen for you.
Blind or limited vision:
We are more than happy to cater for people who are blind or have limited vision and all our tours are available to book if travelling with a sighted person.
Deaf or limited hearing:
We are more than happy to cater for people who are deaf or have limited hearing, and all our tours are available to book providing they are travelling with a hearing person.
Cognitive conditions:
Yes, we warmly welcome all travellers, though depending on the cognitive condition we might advise that they do not travel alone.
'Free from' food:
We can cater for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten free and other specialist diets. We are more than happy to take individual requests into consideration when designing a tour, which includes specialist restaurant recommendations etc.
LGBT:
We welcome everyone regardless of their background, gender etc. Everyone can benefit from travel and we believe travel should be open to everyone.
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Wheelchair accessible holiday to Japan

Environment

As a company we are incredibly passionate about Japan, and thus strive to reduce the negative impact on the environment that tourism can cause.

During your journey between most of the destinations on this itinerary, you will use Japan’s highly advanced public transport system, including the world-famous bullet trains, to help reduce your environmental impact.

In the accommodation where you are spending more than one night, in order to help save water, energy, and laundry materials, we will provide you with an English and Japanese ‘eco-card’ that you can leave in your room to let the hotel staff know that you don’t need your towels and bedding changed .

We will present you with a Manaca IC card for use on public transport in the cities, meaning that you won’t waste paper on buying train tickets.

In Japan around 24 billion pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks are thrown away every year. In the hopes of reducing the waste these chopsticks produce, we will also provide you with your very own set of reusable chopsticks to use throughout your journey.

Community

In Tokyo we will arrange a local professional English-speaking guide to escort you around the city on a half-day tour. We believe that a local guide can give you the best insight into the culture and history of this fascinating country. In the course of travelling around the country, be it on bullet trains or the subway in Osaka, you will have the opportunity to interact and communicate with local Japanese people – something you couldn’t do if you were traversing Japan on a tour bus.

Where possible, rather than using Western hotel chains, we have chosen wheelchair-accessible rooms in Japanese owned accommodation, ensuring that our business contributes directly back to the Japanese economy and tourism industry.

Throughout your journey you will visit centuries old temples and shrines in Kyoto and Nara, and modern museums and galleries in Tokyo and Osaka. With your patronage at each destination, you can help secure the future of these cultural properties for generations to come.

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