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accessible info  :   JR Kansai area   /  Kintesu  /  Hotel  

  Ise Shrine 

The most important shrine. Wheelchair users are not allowed to enter it alone. Wheelchair users need attendants for their security reasons. Long gravel roads and stairs (30 steps) to the main sanctuary in Naiku area. No big steps in Geku area. A sacred and supernatural atmosphere cover inside of the shrine. We hope that they will make their facility and service more wheelchair friendly.
http://www.isejingu.or.jp

  Okage Yokocho     
A shopping and eating street reproduced 100-200 years ago. Many shops and restaurants for tourists. All the streets are flat. But a 1-2cm step at the entrance of each building.  So many tourists come here.
http://www.okageyokocho.co.jp/
 

  Toba Bay Cruising
Steep ramps in the port and to the ticket counter. No big gap between port and the ship. No special equipment, but cruising staff help wheelchair to get on and off the ship. The ships are not big and have no lift inside. You can stay on the ground floor on the ship during cruising.
http://www.shima-marineleisure.com  
  

  Toba Aquarium     
Almost all fully accessible. But the wheelchair entrance is on the different side from the main one.  Wheelchair spaces in the auditorium for the seals show. 10 min by walk from Toba Station by walk.
http://www.aquarium.co.jp
under construction
 

  Pearl Island     
This island is the first place that Mikimoto Kokichi succeeded in pearl culture. Only an escalator and stairs to the Pearl Bridge. Kind staff help wheelchair users to go up and down the stairs. But it might be difficult to carry big electric wheelchairs. Fully wheelchair accessible inside the Pearl Island. Roads in the island have no step. 
http://www.mikimoto-pearl-museum.co.jp 

  Futami Sea Paradise
Not a big facility. The seal show is held every 30 min. Accessible ramps, lifts, and wheelchair accessible toilets. There are large souvenir shops and restaurants in the floor next to the this entertainment park.
http://www.futami-seaparadise.com  
  

  Wedded Rocks   
Called "Meoto Iwa" in Japanese, the two rocks mean husband and wife. Approach road along the sea is flat, but not paved. It is possible to reach the view spot on wheelchair. There is Futami Okitama Shrine nearby. 
 
 

  Shima Spain Village     
An amusement park. Wheelchair friendly. Wheelchair users can enjoy 13 attractions. You can ride  4 attractions if you can climb stairs and move to the seat with help. You can ride 2 attractions if you can walk. You will enjoy walking on many stone streets in the park as if you were in Spain.  Wheelchair rental services are surely available.
http://www.parque-net.com

  The Sea     

The beautiful sea and beaches in the Ise Shima area. Few beaches have accessible ramps and wheelchair toilets. Ise-Shima Barrier free Tour Center located in the station building near Toba Station always helps elderly and tourists with disabilities. 
http://www.barifuri.com  (no English)
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Wheelchair traveler report

Ise trip with a wheelchair friend  (PDF)
Julia from France