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accessible info  :    JR  /  Hotel

  Horikawa pleasure boat     
50min in canal around Matsue castle by tour boat. The ports have a ramp. Kind staff help to ride on boat. Many wheelchair users enjoyed the ride with their kind help.
http://www.matsue-horikawameguri.jp/en  
http://www.matsue-horikawameguri.jp/p05.html   (movie for wheelchair users)
   

  Matsue castle     

Located on a steep hill top. Wheelchair users can access near the castle by car, but stairs to the castle. And there are many stairs inside castle. It is very difficult to see on wheelchair
http://www.matsue-tourism.or.jp/m_castle (only Japanese)
http://www.matsue-tourism.or.jp/m_castle/insti_info.html
(accessible map)
   construction

  Izumo shrine     

Japan's oldest shrine. Originally many barriers for wheelchair in shrine, but today it changed wheelchair accessible. Many ramps and boards on step and stairs. Paved or smooth road on stone or sand. Izumo shrine is full wheelchair accessible.
http://www.izumooyashiro.or.jp/  (no English)
  

  Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine  

UNESCO world treasure. It is wheelchair accessible, but they need someone's push. Cars are prohibited to access, but person with mobility impairment can get the parking permit at information center. The parking area for them is located on the way to the mine.1.2 km hilly road from the parking. "Ryugenji mine road" is full wheelchair accessible. Steep hill on exit, so wheelchair users need to be pushed. Museum is also wheelchair accessible, but step at the gate, it will be need to help. Walking trail has steps and stairs, so wheelchair should use paved road. Excellent accessible info and map on Japanese web.      http://ginzan.city.ohda.lg.jp/

  Tottori sand dunes     

The largest sand dunes in Japan with 16 km long and 2km wide. There is a ramp to get to the top at the entrance and have a beautiful view of the sea and sand. They rent for free a wheelchair with special wheels for sand. You can enjoy riding a camel or a tour in a horse-drawn carriage. There is also the sand museum very near where you can admire wonderful huge sand sculptures. Take a breath at this beautiful natural land formation.       http://sakyu.city.tottori.tottori.jp/  

  The sand museum     

You can admire wonderful huge sand sculptures. The exhibition change once per year with special theme each time, and the sculptors come from each part of the world. Opened in 2006, the museum is well accessible with a lift and parking places reserved. 
http://www.sand-museum.jp/

    

  Sakaiminato     

Fishing port and yokai (demon) road. Mizuki Shigeru who is famous comic artist about yokai was born in Sakaiminato. That is why yokai street and his muserum here. Both the street and museum are surely accessible. JR Sakai minato st, and Yonago st are also accessible.
http://www.sakaiminato.net/